Video: Portion Of Chuck Noll’s 1993 Hall Of Fame Acceptance Speech

Below is a clip from the Hall of Fame acceptance speech given by former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away Friday evening at the age of 82.

Noll’s entire speech back in July of 1993 was roughly 11 minutes long, so the clip below is roughly a quarter of it.

It would be great if the Pro Football Hall of Fame would post the entire speech over the course of the next few days.

Noll will be laid to rest Tuesday and below are details related to visitation and the funeral courtesy of John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.

Visitation:  Sunday, June 15, 2014, 6-8 pm;   Monday, June 16, 2014, 2-4, and 6-8 pm.

Funeral: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA.10 am.

UPDATE: Here is the full audio:

  • RW

    A wise man.

  • Jacque Strappe

    Class personified.

  • SteelPierogie

    Class act, you will be missed! How many HOF’er’s at that funeral? R.I.P coach!

  • I just want to say that if it wasn’t for Chuck Noll, I would have never became the fan of football that I am today. He made me a ‘super fan’ of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He turned me into the ‘Steel Maniac’ that I am today by bringing together the greatest bunch of football players the world has ever seen on one football team. I remember watching them when I was a kid in the 70s and I’ll never forget the state of utter stunned amazement I was in when I saw them play for the very first time. They truly were a team of super athletes. There will never be a tighter-knit group of players and a tighter-knit sports franchise than the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chuck Noll was one of the main reasons for that. His never ending pursuit for greatness spread to his players and they would clime the highest mountain for him as they would win four super bowls in the 70s with him at the helm and more than likely would have won six had it not been for a few injuries to players that set them back before that goal could be attained. A quiet man was Noll as he would stay out of the spotlight only to put the Steelers in the spotlight as they would thrive to be the team of the 70s and the greatest team of all time. Chuck was a true master of the draft and he proved it by turning things around in Pittsburgh. He put together a team that will forever be remembered as the greatest of all time. Chuck was the master. There will never be another coach like him. (He died at age 82 which was also the jersey number of the most reliable wide receiver the Steelers have ever had in John Stallworth who was drafted by coach Noll in a way that only he could have gotten it done at the time. Those who know what happened with that draft way back then know what I mean. That was a brilliant move, Chuck.) You will be missed and never forgotten. R.I.P.