Steelers to Honor Holmes, White and Cope on Sunday


Steelers to Honor Holmes, White and Cope Prior to Sunday's Kickoff
Fans are Asked to Arrive Early, Bring Terrible Towels
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* *Three members of the Steelers family who passed away this year will be honored during a special pre-game ceremony prior to the Steelers' season opener this Sunday, Sept. 7, against the Houston Texans. Kickoff for the game is at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field.
The Steelers will honor former defensive linemen
Ernie HolmesandDwight White, and former broadcasterMyron Copewith a video tribute to their careers, followed by a moment of silence and an organized Terrible Towel™ hold prior to the national anthem.
The Steelers are asking fans to arrive early to participate in the ceremony.
Holmes and White made up one-half of the famed Steel Curtain defensive line. Holmes, nicknamed "Fats" and known for shaving an arrowhead into his hair, was a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Steelers who played with the team from 1972-77. He was one of the most physically dominating players of his era.
White, who earned the nickname "Mad Dog" for his style of play that belied his fun-loving nature, played with the Steelers from 1971-80, and was a starter on four Super Bowl championship teams. White scored the first points in Steelers Super Bowl history when he recorded a safety in Super Bowl IX, despite leaving the hospital that morning while battling pneumonia.
Cope was the Steelers' radio color analyst for 35 years (1970-2004) before his retirement. The inventor of the Terrible Towel™ in 1975, Cope was also famous for making the phrase "Immaculate Reception" a household term. He became the first pro football announcer to be inducted in to the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2005.
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