Steelers past and present pay tribute to Dan Rooney

Shortly after news broke of the death of beloved Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, current and former players flocked to social media to remember and thank the man who embodied black and gold like no one else. Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Bill Cowher, Plaxico Burress, Troy Polamalu and even Pittsburgh hockey legend Mario Lemieux were among those who paid tribute:

We lost a great man!! Forever gratefu! RIP Mr. Rooney!! Never be another like you !!

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Rooney took over operation of the team in the 1960s from his father, Art, who founded the franchise. From there, Dan Rooney oversaw NFL championships for a team that had never played in an NFL title game.