Steelers Will Wear Helmet Decal To Honor Chuck Noll In 2014

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.”

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  • Ben Saluri

    Awesome, way to pay him homage.

  • Jacque Strappe

    He’s forever etched in my memory. Classy move, and I’d expect nothing less.

  • Biggie

    Really glad to see this, was expecting it as I am sure everyone was and very much deserved. He brought alot of joy to Pittsburgh.
    I sure wish they could celebrate Bill Nunn in some way as well. Maybe a nice overunder initial in some manner:
    CHN
    WGN
    or do a Bill Nunn day during the season. He was a huge part of the Steelers success in the beginning and into the modern times.

  • colingrant

    The decal was a given, but I’m looking forward to seeing something permanently symbolic of the emperor. We’re the Steelers and not the Browns because of him. That fact alone, enables Fall Sunday’s to be fun 10 to 18 times or so times a year and not 3-5 times. I appreciate the decal, and I understand the league office holds jurisdiction over this stuff, but we’re talking Chuck Noll here. ……………………………………. CHUCK NOLL …………………………………………… Hopefully in time, a permanent, iconic representation will emerge. For starters, a league wide award in his name for annual, permanent, national recognition, a statue near Heinz Field and a bridge in his name. It has to be big though. Let’s not rinky dink him. If it was left up to me, I’d surrender the Heinz corporate sponsorship and rename it Chuck Noll Football Field. Easy for me to say, but that’s what message boards are for. To voice brilliancy at times and irrationality at others.

  • Paddy

    Make that decal permanent

  • http://www.facebook.com/STEELMANIAC STEEL MANIAC

    As far as I’m concerned, they should wear it from now until the end of time.

  • PA2AK

    just call it “The Noll”

  • pittsburghjoe

    Good Move. Classy!

  • Doni609

    OK fans; how many out there think that we’ll ever see the ‘CN’ decal removed and a big ‘MT’ decal attached in it’s place. All those in favor head to the closest john to cast your vote.

  • joed32

    The same number of people who think it will be replaced with a BC.