One of the original members of the Steel Curtain, Ernie Holmes, has died following a one-car accident near Beaumont, Texas, officials say. He was 59.
Holmes, who was an eighth round pick out of Texas Southern in 1971 by the Steelers, resided in Texas.
He played for the black and gold from 1971 to 1977, and finished his career with the New England Patriots in 1978.
I am not old, by any stretch of the imagination (I am only 37), but I am soooo tired of people from my youth dying. Too much death going on.