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andy russell RIP

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by mac daddyo, Mar 1, 2024.

  1. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    one of the all time greats. andy russell dies at age 82. RIP.:cool:
     
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  2. MojaveDesertPghFan

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  3. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    sad day in steeler town for us older guys that got to watch him play.:cool:
     
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  4. steelersrock151

    steelersrock151 Well-Known Member

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    Those of us old enough to remember those years knew how great he was. Him, Jack Ham, and Jack Lambert were probably the greatest linebacking corps in history.
     
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  5. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Andy!!! I was there in the 60's rooting you on. So glad he got 2 SB's!! 7 Pro Bowls!! A true Steeler.

    PITTSBURGH STEELERS
     
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  6. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    RIP Andy
     
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  7. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    RIP Andy! The Jacks are known to the casual fan as the All Timers from the LB group (justifiably so), but Andy was also a key cog in that great defensive machine. Old school Steelers fans will never forget him!
     
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  8. mytake

    mytake Well-Known Member

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    As a kid, Andy Russell's football card stood out to me because before the Steelers were good, his card said all-star. Then in the America's Game series, he tells the story of Chuck Noll's teaching moment, that if Russell turned his foot a certain way, it would make him a better player.
     
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  9. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    On December 27, 1975, he set the NFL playoff record for a returned touchdown–93 yards in a Three Rivers Stadium victory over the Baltimore Colts. Some have claimed it as the longest football play from scrimmage in time duration.

    Joe Greene said Andy was so slow on that play that he had to block the same guy 3 times.

    Someone else said they were afraid they would get a delay of game penalty.

    :smiley1:

    RIP sir
     
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  10. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    Rocky gets the notoriety but he was not the only veteran

    Andy left the team in the 60’s for 2-3 years to serve a military commitment in the Army
     
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  11. Rollers

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    that linebacker corps was one of the best ever. Ham, Russell, Lambert.
     
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  12. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    Andy Russell isn't in Canton but he will always be remembered as a Steeler great and fan favorite. RIP Andy.
     
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  13. doubleyoi

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  14. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    Sad news in Steeler Land. RIP Andy Russell.

    Was drafted in the 16th round in 1963. Left the Steelers in 64 and 65 to fulfill his Army commitment. He was a lieutenant.

    Won two Super Bowls in 75 and 76. 7 Pro Bowls. Played in all 14 games each season. Retired after the 76 Super Bowl win. Played 11 years. Great player and well respected.
     
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  15. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    He wasn’t fancy but he just never seemed to be out of position
     
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  16. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    ROTC in college
     
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  17. kicker_twentyone

    kicker_twentyone Well-Known Member

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    RIP Steeler
     
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  18. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    RIP Andy Russell.
     
  19. CanadianSteel

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    This one surprised me, even though Andy wasn’t a young guy, I was shocked to see the news.

    Sad day for Steelers nation. RIP
     
  20. StillCurtain

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    RIP Andy and condolences to all his family and friends.
     
  21. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Sad,sad day if your a Steeler fan. What an underated player Andy Russell
    was. Very fine football player and human being. RIP Andy, helluva a ball player.
     
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  22. santeesteel

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  23. 86WardsWay

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    Sad sad day for Steelers football. Andy was one of the most underrated players in the NFL probably because was on such a great overall defense. The skies above my house have been raining off and on all day and now I really find out why. Such a class citizen. RIP Andy Russell
     
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  25. forgotten1

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    RIP Andy Russell
    Unsung hero in your time.


    I am positive you and your brothers in arms only pursued Championships and not ribbons for DPOY.
     

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