Hall of Fame NFL coach passes away

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Hall of Fame NFL coach Chuck Noll has passed away at the age of 82 it was confirmed on Friday.

Noll, who coached the Pittsburgh Steelers for 23 seasons helped to guide one of the greatest dynasties in football.

He led the Steelers to four Super Bowl championships in the 1970s before retiring in at the end of the 1991 season.

The Cleveland born Noll was drafted by his home town Cleveland Browns in 1953 where he would play on the offensive line until his retirement from playing in 1959.

His coaching career was the highlight of his whole career however as he took over at the Steelers in 1969.

Leading them to victory at Super Bowl IX, X, XIII and XIV Noll established himself as a future Hall of Famer during this run of success in Pittsburgh.

He was inducted into the pro-football Hall of Fame in 1993 after posting a record of 209-156-1.

No further details have yet been announced.

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