According to Colin Dunlap of Audacy 93.7 The Fan, Clark Haggans, a seasoned NFL linebacker who won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has passed away. He was 46.
The cause of death was not disclosed. On Twitter, Dunlap made the former NFL player’s passing public.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Clark Haggans has died.— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) June 21, 2023
He was 46.
Haggans played for the Steelers from 2000-07, was a 2000 5th round pick of the organization and member of the Super Bowl XL championship team. pic.twitter.com/s1tNqDBECw
Clark Haggans, a former linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, passed away, Dunlap reported. He was 46. Haggans was a part of the Super Bowl XL-winning squad and played for the Steelers from 2000 to 2007. In the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, the club selected him.
Social media was flooded with tributes to Haggan.
The Steelers chose Haggans from Colorado State. He was elected into the Colorado State University Athletics Hall of Fame and continues to hold the record for most sacks in Rams football history with 33.
He played for the Steelers during their playoff run against the Seattle Seahawks to Super Bowl XL. In the postseason that year, he made 18 tackles, including five in the Super Bowl, and he also sacked Matt Hasselbeck.
Before ending his career, Haggans played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals.
He was the first athlete to endorse the Black Out Child Abuse campaign in 2012, which used sports to raise awareness of child abuse. For the cause, he covered his face with blackout paint.
With 520 tackles, 46.5 sacks, and 16 forced fumbles towards the end of his NFL career.
Haggans had two kids.
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