Rooney served as team's president from 1975-03 and played a major role in all six of the team's Super Bowl championships. The emblem features the Steelers logo with "Dan Rooney 1932-2017" around it. From a personal standpoint, I was honored to call him a friend and always appreciated his unwavering support of the Penguins.
"As someone who's privileged to work in the National Football League, my honest condolences go out to the Rooney family, (head coach) Mike Tomlin and everyone else at the Steelers who knew Mr. Rooney, " said Joseph, who in January because the first, African American full-time head coach in the Broncos' 57-year history.
"Pennsylvania has lost a true icon and one of our most revered citizens, civic leaders and public servants". Needless to say, his loss impacted many, including current and former members of the New York Giants. You made me feel welcome.
In 2000, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and two years later, turned day-to-day control of the Steelers over to his son, Art Rooney II.
Rooney is survived by his wife Patricia and seven of their nine children.
"Dan Rooney was one of the greatest owners in all of professional sports".
"My heart is heavy today as the passing of Dan Rooney leaves a void that can never be filled", Richardson said in a statement. "He was, quite simply, a great man".