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Steelers Coach Dies: Darryl Drake Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Cause of Death, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Darryl Drake Bio

Darryl Drake was an American football player and coach. His career spanned four decades, including stints as the wide receivers coach of the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL).

Darryl Drake Age

He was 63 years old.

Darryl Drake College career

Drake played wide receiver for Western Kentucky University from 1975 to 1978.

Darryl Drake Professional career

Drake played wide receiver for three professional teams, the Washington Redskins in 1979, the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1981, and the Cincinnati Bengals in 1983.

Darryl Drake Coaching career

Drake coached at the collegiate level for 21 years. He joined the Chicago Bears coaching staff on February 6, 2004. On January 17, 2013, Drake was not retained by new head coach Marc Trestman. He later spent five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018.

Darryl Drake Wife

He was married to Sheila

Darryl Drake Children

He has three daughters.

Darryl Drake Death

He died on August 11, 2019, at the age of 62.

Darryl Drake Cause of Death

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver coach Darryl Drake has died, team officials said Sunday. He was 62.

Team president Art Rooney II confirmed Drake’s death Sunday morning in a statement.
“Darryl had such an impact on the players he coached and everyone he worked with throughout his entire career,” Rooney said. “He was a passionate coach and had a tremendous spirit toward life, his family, his faith and the game of football.”

Statement from Team President Art Rooney II:

We are at a loss for words following Darryl Drake’s passing this morning. Darryl had such an impact on the players he coached and everyone he worked with throughout his entire career. He was a passionate coach and had a tremendous spirit toward life, his family, his faith and the game of football.

Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife, Sheila, his three daughters, his grandchildren and entire family during this difficult time.

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