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Pittsburgh Steelers executive Dick Haley, who built 1970s Super Bowl dynasty, dies

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WKBN) – A front office executive for the Pittsburgh Steelers who helped draft the team that won multiple Super Bowls in the 1970s has died.

According to multiple sources, Dick Haley has passed away at the age of 85.

Steelers President Art Rooney II issued a statement.

“With the passing of Dick Haley, we have lost a great football spirit and a better human being. A member of the Players Personnel Department for the last 19 years, Dick played a key role in the unprecedented success of the 1970s, the second half of his career.He has a unique eye for talent. Developed and ultimately helped identify and draft many of the players that allowed them to win four Super Bowls in that decade.My condolences to the entire Haley family during this difficult time. I would like to thank you.”

Steelers President Art Rooney II

Under Haley’s leadership, the Steelers won four Super Bowl titles at the end of the 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979 seasons. During this time, the Steelers won seven professional football Hall of Fame inductees. After spending time in his office fronting the Steelers, he served as executive for his New York Jets and his Miami Dolphins.

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Hailey, a Western Pennsylvania native, played college football as Pitt’s running back before playing six seasons in the NFL in Washington, Minnesota, and Pittsburgh.

Dick Haley was the father of former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley.todd said Tweet Dick passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s and dementia.

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