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4xSBChamps
02-16-2006, 01:16 PM
..... heard it a few hours ago in the car, thought it woulda been mentioned here already.....

Died at age 80 earlier today, complications of Alzheimer's

drizze99
02-16-2006, 01:17 PM
RIP Big Ern!

INFO: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/9240212

SteelCityMan786
02-16-2006, 03:50 PM
:tombstone :tombstone Man Two deaths that I have to hear about in the same week. Ernie Stautner and one of my 6th grade teachers die in the same week. Well I just to say to them

Both of you RIP!

clevestinks
02-16-2006, 04:12 PM
R.I.P.

I have an Ernie autograph, I got years ago at training camp, when he made a visit. Glad to see that he lived a long life!

Ambridge
02-16-2006, 07:12 PM
:tombstone-Ernie Stautner

So long #70

I know Ernie had Alzheimers but hopefully he wasn't too far gone to be able to understand that the Steelers had won the Superbowl almost two weeks ago.

clevestinks
02-16-2006, 07:15 PM
I think he may have played in more Pro Bowls than any Steeler ever, also he played some offense, and he alone had three career safeties

LambertIsGod58
02-16-2006, 07:21 PM
I believe that Stautner is the ONLY ONE who has had his number retired....Not 100%

Ambridge
02-16-2006, 07:22 PM
I believe that Stautner is the ONLY ONE who has had his number retired....Not 100%

You're correct.

klick81
02-16-2006, 07:34 PM
May he rest in peace.

Suitanim
02-16-2006, 07:52 PM
Thank God he was 80 and lived a full life...I'm getting tired of hearing about all these ex-Steelers dying young...

LambertIsGod58
02-16-2006, 07:54 PM
I've met Ernie a few times over the years....at Collector's Shows....He was a very nice guy, however you could tell that he had Alzheimer's. He would be talking to you and change gears to where you didn't realize you were in the same conversation. It was sad to see. Rest in Peace Ernie....

83-Steelers-43
02-16-2006, 08:01 PM
RIP big guy and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.. You were before my time, but I have heard stories.

Stlrs4Life
02-16-2006, 10:34 PM
RIP Ernie. What a legend. Probably the best player that we had in the first 40 years.

SteelerFan091472
02-17-2006, 12:12 AM
RIP Mr. Stautner.

DIESELMAN
02-17-2006, 09:41 AM
Rest in Peace.....:helmet:

Mr. Clean
02-17-2006, 06:52 PM
Rest in peace, Ernie.

Ernie Stautner played in an era of rough, often brutal football. To imagine he made it through 14 years in those days - incredible. While Stautner's Steelers never won a championship, the set the tone for tough, aggressive, hard-hitting Steelers defensive football. If the Steelers didn't beat you, they beat you up.

LambertIsGod58
02-17-2006, 06:54 PM
RIP Ernie. What a legend. Probably the best player that we had in the first 40 years.


I 2nd this........

Prosdo
02-18-2006, 02:10 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Rest In Peace Ernie