Pro Football Hall of Fame Honors Rooney

The Pro Football Hall of Fame flag is at half staff today to honor the legacy of Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Steeler owner Dan Rooney.  Rooney passed away yesterday at the age of 84.  Funeral Services will be Tuesday in Pittsburgh, a special viewing set for Monday in the Hall of Champions at Heinz Field.  Here’s the statement issued yesterday from the Hall of Fame’s David Baker:

“The Pro Football of Fame family mourns the loss of an incredible and loving man. Ambassador Rooney epitomized all that is GREAT about this game that he and his family helped grow into an American institution. His impact on the game was profound.  I have never met a man who possessed such humility and integrity as Dan Rooney. All of us associated with the Hall of Fame are indebted to him for the contributions he made to the game and for his decades of service as a member of our Board of Trustees.   The flag at the Pro Football Hall of Fame will fly at half-staff in honor of one of the greatest men to ever serve this game. We will keep his wife Pat and the entire Rooney family in our prayers and hope they find comfort in knowing that Dan’s legacy will forever be kept alive in Canton, Ohio.”

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