Former NFL participant and scout Dick Haley died Friday. He was 85.
“We misplaced a tremendous soccer thoughts and a greater man with the passing of Dick Haley,” Steelers President Artwork Rooney II mentioned. “He was a worthwhile a part of this franchise for 23 years, the primary 4 of these as a participant and the ultimate 19 as a member of the Participant Personnel Division.
“Dick performed an instrumental position in our unprecedented success within the Nineteen Seventies through the second a part of his profession,” added Rooney. “He developed a singular eye for expertise, and he finally helped determine and draft lots of the gamers that allowed us to win 4 Tremendous Bowls throughout that decade. My condolences exit to all the Haley household throughout this tough time.”
Haley was drafted within the ninth spherical of the 1959 NFL Draft. He performed cornerback for Washington, Minnesota, and Pittsburgh. Haley recorded 14 interceptions and scored two TDs.
Throughout his tenure because the Steelers’ director of participant personnel — from 1971 to 1990 — Pittsburgh gained 4 Tremendous Bowls (IX, X, XIII, and XIV). Haley is within the franchise’s Corridor of Fame.
His son, Todd, was a longtime NFL coach.