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Chuck Noll Milestones

Born: Jan. 5, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio
College: University of Dayton
NFL playing career: Cleveland Browns (1953-59, drafted in the 20th round — 239th overall — in 1953)
Assistant coach: L.A./San Diego Chargers (1960-65); Baltimore Colts (1966-68)
Head coach: Pittsburgh Steelers (1969-91)
Career record: 209-156-1
Super Bowl champions: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979
Hall of Fame: Inducted in 1993 into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Jan. 27, 1969 – At age 37, Noll, then a Baltimore Colts assistant coach, is hired as the Steelers 14th head coach.
  • Sept. 21, 1969 – Steelers defeat Detroit Lions 16-13 in Noll’s coaching debut, but lose final 13 games.
  • Dec. 17, 1972 – Steelers beat san Diego Chargers 24-2 to go 11-3, their best record ever and make playoffs.
  • Dec 23, 1972 – Franco Harris scores on “Immaculate Reception” to beat Oakland Raiders 13-7 in first playoff victory in Steelers 40-year history.
  • Dec. 31, 1972 – Steelers lose to unbeaten Miami Dolphins 21-17 in their first AFC title game.
  • Jan. 12, 1975 – Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings 16-6 to win Super Bowl.
  • Jan. 18, 1976 – Steelers become third team to win consecutive Super Bowls, beating Dallas Cowboys 21-17.
  • Dec. 26, 1976 – Steelers lose to Oakland Raiders 24-7 in AFC title game.
  • Jan. 21, 1979 – Steelers successfully return to Super Bowl beating Dallas 35-31 behind MVP Terry Bradshaw’s passing.
  • Sept. 3, 1979 – Steelers beat New England Patriots 16-13 in overtime for Noll’s 100th victory.
  • Dec. 30, 1979 – Pittsburgh beats Houston Oilers in AFC title game for second year in a row, 27-13. The officials strip Oilers Mike Renfro of an apparent TD catch by ruling he was out of bounds.
  • Jan. 20, 1980 – Steelers win fourth Super Bowl in six years and seal status as NFL’s Team of the 70s by beating the Los Angeles Rams 31-19.
  • Jan. 1, 1983 – Steelers make playoffs for first time since last Super Bowl victory, but lose at home to San Diego Chargers 31-28 in the AFC tournament.
  • Jan. 6, 1984 – Dan Marino passes Miami Dolphins to a 45-28 victory over Steelers in the AFC title game.
  • Dec. 9, 1990 – Noll’s 200th victory comes in 24-3 win over Patriots.
  • Dec. 23, 1991 – Nollscores his 209th and final victory beating Cleveland Browns 17-10.
  • Dec. 26, 1991 – Noll retires after 23 season, fifth longest-tenure with the same team in U.S. pro sports history.
  • July. 31, 1993 – Noll inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Jun. 13, 2014 – Noll dies at age of 82.

Credit: AP

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