When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field on Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs, they will play with heavy hearts and carry a decal on their helmets in coach Darryl Drake’s honor.
Drake, Pittsburgh’s wide receivers coach since 2018, passed away on Sunday at the age of 62.
The veteran coach spent years mentoring young wide receivers at the NFL and collegiate level. Drake came to Pittsburgh in 2018 after serving in the same position with the Arizona Cardinals from 2013-’17 and with the Chicago Bears from 2004-’12.
It’s a meaningful tribute by the organization to honor a person who meant so much to his players. The team will likely also honor Drake before Saturday’s game at Heinz Field, the team’s first game since Drake passed away.