Sports world reacts to Dan Rooney's death

Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney died Thursday at the age of 84. Rooney, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was a fixture of the Steelers and the NFL for decades, having started with the organization in 1960. The sports world was quick to pay tribute to the longtime Steelers head on social media.

Dear Mr. Rooney, When we first met in 2010 you embraced me with open arms. You made me feel welcome. You looked at me as more than just another jersey number. One of the most genuine, and humble human beings I've had the pleasure of knowing. You motivated me not only to excel on the field but also in life. This season, the number 84 on my uniform will represent the 84 years you spent on this earth making an impact on the lives of others. I'll miss you my friend. Thank you for everything ???? -AB

A post shared by Antonio Brown (@ab) on Apr 13, 2017 at 1:48pm PDT

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