Chuck Noll, the legendary coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers who won a record four Super Bowl titles with the team, died Friday night, reports The Associated Press. Noll was 82 years old.
The Hall of Fame coach took over a rag-tag team in 1969 that had never reached postseason play and turned the Steelers into a winning machine throughout the 1970s (the team won its Super Bowl titles in 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979). When Noll retired in 1991, he finished with a 209-156-1 record over 23 seasons. While he coached plenty of future Hall-of-Famers, one of Noll's most iconic players was Terry Bradshaw, drafted No. 1 in 1970, who would throw the "Immaculate Reception" two years later.
"Imagine yourself sitting on top of a great thoroughbred horse," Bradshaw said in 1999. "You sit up there and you just feel that power. That's what it was like, playing quarterback on that team. It was a great ride."
Below, images of the iconic man who made the ride possible. --Sarah Eberspacher