Steelers statements on Shula

Statement from Steelers President Art Rooney II on Don Shula:

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Don Shula. In my opinion, Coach Shula is on the Mount Rushmore of NFL Head Coaches and his coaching career impacted so many people on and off the field. His recommendation to my grandfather and father was a key to hiring Chuck Noll. I know both had great respect for Coach Shula and all of the outstanding contributions he made to the NFL.

Our thoughts and prayers with the entire Shula family as he will be missed by the entire NFL community.

Statement from Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert on Don Shula:

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Coach Don Shula. I was very fortunate to have spent 5 years with Coach Shula. I always admired the manner with which he lived out his faith and showed a dedication to his family while meeting the demands of being a great NFL coach. These are lessons I will forever cherish. Please know that he and his family will be in our prayers.

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