Rooney Rule Leaves a Legacy and impact far beyond NFL


Children: Art Rooney II, Mary Duffy, Joan Rooney, Patricia Rooney, Cathleen Rooney, Rita Rooney
Books: Allegheny City, Rediscovering Lewis and Clark: A Journey with the Rooney Family
Education: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, Duquesne University

Dan Rooney remembered for living life guided by faith, family and football

Faith, family, football — beliefs Dan Rooney held dear — were on full display Tuesday at St. Paul Cathedral during a funeral Mass that celebrated the life of the late Steelers chairman and U.S. ambassador.

As eldest son Art Rooney II noted, the order of importance often varied, and all three aspects were intertwined during the 80-minute service that reflected the way Rooney lived.​  
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Born: July 20, 1932, Pittsburgh, PA
Died: April 13, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA
Spouse: Patricia Rooney (m. 1952)
Previous office: United States Ambassador to Ireland (2009–2012)

Dan Rooney 7/20/1932 - 4/13/2017

Daniel Milton Rooney (July 20, 1932 – April 13, 2017) was chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, 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".

Rooney served as the United States Ambassador to Ireland, from July 2009 until his resignation in December 2012. ] He was also co-founder of the Ireland-related fundraising organization The Ireland Funds.   
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Daniel M. Rooney, 84

Dan Rooney walked with kings, but he never stopped being a man of the people.It was the winter of 2009, a time shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers had won Super Bowl XLIII to become the first franchise in the National Football League to own six Lombardi trophies. It also was shortly after lunch, a time each day that for Dan Rooney was as much a social exercise as it was a nutritional one. Having completed the repast, Dan Rooney, Kevin Colbert, and a couple of other staffers were congregated in a common area adjacent both to his office and to the Bill Nunn Draft Room. “Mr. Rooney,” his secretary called to him, “the president is on the line.”   Read More at


Dan Rooney, the chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, according to the team. He was 84. The son of Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr., Rooney had worked with the team since 1955, filling roles from director of personnel to president to chairman. It was in 1975 that he took on the role of president, which he held until he became chairman in 2002, transferring the presidency to his son.   Read More at Legacy