The Pittsburgh Steelers are the latest NFL team to announce that they will be honoring a key figure from their organization’s past that has passed away.
Pittsburgh will be wearing a commemorative decal to honor Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll throughout the duration of the season.
Team president Art Rooney II made the announcement on Tuesday, during an appearance on Steelers Nation Radio. Steelers Depot has quotes from the radio interview.
The Steelers will begin honoring Noll on September 7.
Sept. 7 will be dubbed “Chuck Noll Day,” and it is also the date for the team’s season-opener against the division rival Cleveland Browns.
Rooney also said that the Steelers would find more ways to honor Noll than just the helmet decal.
“We will have some other ways to commemorate Chuck and really remember, I think, one of the greatest coaches of all-time and certainly it’s an appropriate time to mark the passing of one of the greatest Steelers of all-time,” Rooney added.
During his time as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to 1991, Noll helped to lead the team to four Super Bowl wins.
Earlier Tuesday, the Detroit Lions announced that they would be honoring late owner William Clay Ford Jr. with a commemorative jersey patch that will debut at the team’s regular season opener on Monday Night Football against the New York Giants on Sept. 8 at Ford Field.
That patch can be seen here.
There is currently no visual of what the Steelers helmet decal for Noll will look like, but we will pass that information along whenever it becomes available.
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