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Steelers players remember Darryl Drake before Tuesday’s practice

Darryl Drake

The football world was filled with heavy hearts when they found out that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver coach, Darryl Drake passed away on Sunday.

Before the Steelers began their practice on Tuesday, the team took some time to remember their wide receivers coach.

Drake passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 62. He was going into his second season as the Steelers wide receivers coach after spending time with the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals.

Drake was well-respected among his peers and by the players he coached. After the heartbreaking news on Sunday, president Art Rooney II released a statement on the passing of the beloved wide receivers coach.

“We are at a loss for words following Darryl Drake’s passing this morning,” Rooney said. “Darryl had such an impact on the players he coached and everyone he worked with throughout his entire career. He was a passionate coach and had a tremendous spirit toward life, his family, his faith and the game of football. Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife, Sheila, his three daughters, his grandchildren and entire family during this difficult time.”

The Steelers canceled their practice on Sunday when finding out the news of Drake’s passing; along with canceling practice on Monday as well. So far, there hasn’t been a cause of death announced but that will come in the upcoming weeks.

Since joining the Steelers, Drake has been active with the team and was very crucial to the coaching staff.

Our condolences go out to the family of Darryl Drake, and he will always be remembered.