According to Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II the team will wear a decal bearing the initials of former head Chuck Noll on their helmets during the entire 2014 season.
Rooney made the announcement during a Tuesday interview on Steelers Nation Radio.
Noll passed away on June 14 at the age of 82. He coached the Steelers from 1969 to 1991 and won 193 regular season games and four Super Bowls during that span. Noll was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
Earlier this month, Pennsylvania’s two United States Senators – Pat Toomey and Bob Casey – introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor Noll’s coaching career and designated Sunday, Sept. 7 as “Chuck Noll Day.” That is the date the Steelers will open their 2014 NFL season by hosting the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.
“It was certainly nice of Senators Casey and Toomey to sponsor that resolution and that in fact will be a day that we honor Chuck and the team will be, for the first time, wearing a decal with Chuck’s initials on it,” Rooney said on Tuesday. “That will be the first game that we wear it and that decal will be worn on the helmet for the rest of the season
“We will have some other ways to commemorate Chuck and really remember, I think, one of the greatest coaches of all-time and certainly it’s an appropriate time to mark the passing of one of the greatest Steelers of all-time.”