The Pittsburgh Steelers have finally named their new offensive coach on Tuesday and Bob Labriola reports via Twitter that it is Jack Bicknell Jr., the former offensive line coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Bicknell spent one season in Kansas City after a three-year stint with the New York Giants, where he served as the team’s assistant offensive line coach under head coach Tom Coughlin and offensive line coach Pat Flaherty.
According to the Chiefs official website profile on Bicknell, in his first season with the Giants, three members of their offensive line played in the Pro Bowl and it was the first time since 1962 that three Giants from the same position group were selected to the NFL’s all-star game.
Prior to joining the Giants coaching staff Bicknell spent two seasons as the assistant head coach/offensive line coach at Boston College University where he also played his college ball.
Bicknell might be best known as the player that snapped the ball to quarterback Doug Fluite on the famous Hail Mary play that beat the Miami Hurricanes in 1984.
“The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the greatest franchises in the NFL,” said Bicknell, Jr. to Steelers.com “The Steelers have great tradition, great ownership and great leadership from the top to the bottom. For me to be able to come to a situation like this, it is really a dream come true.”