Gambling chairman Dan Rooney died Thursday at age 84. Rooney, part of the professional Football Hall of Fame, would be a fixture from the Steelers and also the National football league for many years, getting began using the organization in 1960. The sports world was quick to pay for tribute towards the longtime Steelers mind on social networking.
— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) April 13, 2017
Thank u Mr. Rooney! Your legacy goes on. Ive been fortunate 2 possess the chance 2 know & speak w/ u. Steelers wouldn’t b exactly the same w/o u pic.twitter.com/1cppfRINhg
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) April 13, 2017
Hopes towards the Rooney family. Mr. Rooney always required time for you to welcome our crew and visit whenever in Pittsburgh for Steelers game. #gentleman
RIP Dan. My Mentor & friend. Appreciate your Guidance & Knowledge. I came a Youthful Coach & created a Better Man. Your spirit will live forever.
— Bill Cowher (@CowherCBS) April 13, 2017
Upon discovering Pittsburgh’s patriarch, Dan Rooney, has transpired, one National football league professional texted what many thought: “Damn. He would be a great individual.Inch
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 13, 2017