NEW YORK POST – Former Steelers linebacker Clark Haggans, a member of the team that won Super Bowl XL in 2005, died at 46, a popular Pittsburgh sports radio host announced Tuesday evening.
No cause of death has been given.
Haggans played 13 seasons in the NFL, including eight with the Steelers from 2000 to 2007.
He collected a career-high nine sacks during the 2005 season and sacked Seattle’s Matt Hasselbeck on the opening drive of Super Bowl XL, a 21-10 Steelers triumph.
Haggans later played for the Cardinals and 49ers, again making the Super Bowl as a member of the San Francisco team that won the NFC title in 2012.
He was a standout at Colorado State University, where he would later be inducted into the program’s Hall of Fame.
Haggans was drafted by the Steelers during the fifth round of the NFL Draft in 2000, one year after they drafted his college teammate Joey Porter.
“I was happy I was drafted – and to go and see Joey there with open arms. They should have played that Reunited song,” Haggans told Steelersnow.com in 2019 …