7 Pittsburgh Steelers who contributed to black history

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Tony Dungy

Some don’t know Dungy’s link to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He actually won a Super Bowl with them in the 70s. He won the 1978 Super Bowl with the Steelers as a defensive back.

Dungy is famous for being the first Black Head coach to win a Super Bowl. He was the coach of the Colts when they won Super Bowl XLI. He has gone on to do many other things.

He has been a host of NBC’s Sunday Night Football which is my favorite broadcast of NFL games. I always look forward to when the Steelers play on Sunday Night Football to get the analysis from Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison.

He has made some strides in his personal life advocating for the Safebeat Initiative and All-Pro Dad. He is a best selling Christian author as well.

Dungy credits Chuck Noll for teaching him the Tampa-2 defense which his the defense he ran when he ran the Buccaneers and the Colts according to Matt Loede. (Pg. 168) It was his Pittsburgh Steelers roots that led to successes elsewhere in the NFL.

Dungy’s calm demeanor and intellectual style have led him to success in many areas of his life including football. His versatility as an activist, writer, broadcaster, coach, and player shouldn’t be forgotten.