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Old 03-01-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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Steelers' great Elbie Nickel dies
Thursday, March 01, 2007

By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Elbie Nickel, named the Steelers' best tight end when they picked their 50th anniversary team, died of Alzheimer's disease Tuesday in his hometown of Chillicothe, Ohio.

Nickel, 84, played for the Steelers from 1947 through 1957 and made three Pro Bowl teams. His team record of 62 receptions in 1953 stood for 16 years. He caught 329 passes in his career, ranking fifth in Steelers history and the most by a tight end.

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May God Bless each and everyone of the family members
and just heal every hurting heart that they might be
affected in this family..
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Thank you for all that he did for the team. May God be with his family.

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RIP Elbie. Remember my father and my uncle talking about him back in the day.
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