Former NFL linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1971 until 1982. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest linebackers in league history.
He played three years for the Penn State Nittany Lions; he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
He won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was named to eight consecutive Pro Bowls.
He and his wife Joanne settled in Sewickley Heights, Pennsylvania, following his retirement in 1982.
He and "Mean" Joe Greene were key players in the famous "Steel Curtain" Steelers defense of the 1970s.