The Pittsburgh Steelers will wear a helmet sticker this season honoring late coach Chuck Noll, Steelers owner Art Rooney II announced on Steelers Nation Radio Tuesday.
Noll died in June of natural causes at the age of 82. He coached the Steelers from 1969 to 1991, leading the team to a 193-148-1 record and four Super Bowl victories in that span. Before Noll took the job, the Steelers had made just one playoff appearance. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993, his first year of eligibility.
Noll appeared on the June 23 cover of SI, and former Pittsburgh running back Rocky Bleier wrote a tribute to his coach, saying, "Chuck loved teaching moments, but he wasn’t an orator or a motivator. Chuck would say, 'It’s not my job to hold your hand. It’s my job to take motivated people and show them how to become better.'"
- Alex Hampl