Dan Rooney, American football executive and diplomat, Died at 84


Daniel Milton Rooney was born on July 20, 1932, and died on April 13, 2017.

He was chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He was also an American football team in the National Football League (NFL).

and son of the Steelers’ founder, Art Rooney. Dan Rooney was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 for his contributions to the game. He was credited with spearheading a requirement that NFL teams with head coach and general manager vacancies interview at least one minority candidate, which has become known as the “Rooney Rule”.

He was appointed as the United States Ambassador to Ireland, from July 2009 until his resignation in December 2012.

Rooney was also co-founder of the Ireland-related fundraising organization The Ireland Funds.

Dan Rooney passed away at 84 years old.