Pittsburgh Steelers and former Bears wide receivers coach Darryl Drake has died at the age of 62, the team announced Sunday morning.
The Chicago Bears tweeted a statement Sunday saying “we extend our deepest condolences to the Drake family and friends as well as the entire Steelers organization…Darryl was the former Bears wide receivers coach under Lovie Smith from 2004-12, including the 2006 Super Bowl appearance.”
Head coach Mike Tomlin also released a statement saying Drake “was a close friend and had a tremendous impact on my coaching career. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather, and it is difficult to put into words the grief our entire team is going through right now.”
"Darryl had such an impact on the players he coached and everyone he worked with throughout his entire career," said President Art Rooney II. "He was a passionate coach and had a tremendous spirit toward life, his family, his faith and the game of football."
No cause of death was specified.
The Steelers announced they would cancel practice and Saint Vincent College campus will be closed to all fans, a tweet read.