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Steelers Wide Receiver Coach Dies at 62


PITTSBURG – “We are at a loss for words following Darryl Drake’s passing this morning. Darryl had such an impact on the players he coached and everyone he worked with throughout his entire career. He was a passionate coach and had a tremendous spirit toward life, his family, his faith and the game of football, said President Art Rooney II on the passing of Darryl Drake.

Steelers have announced this morning that Darryl Drake the teams wide Receivers coach has passed away, Drake was 62 years old, a Kentucky Native who graduated from Western Kentucky and was entering his second season with the Steelers as wide receiver coach. He also had experience in the same job for the Bears and Cardinals.

Statement from Tomlin Head Coach of Steelers, “Darryl was a close friend and had a tremendous impact on my coaching career. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather, and it is difficult to put into words the grief our entire team is going through right now.
Darryl loved the game of football and every player he ever coached. We will use our faith to guide us and help his family throughout the difficult time.
My heart and our prayers are with his wife, Sheila, and Darryl’s entire family.”

Steelers have closed Saint Vincent College Campus, “Sunday’s practice at Saint Vincent College has been cancelled and the campus will be closed to all fans.”