Louisville Native, NFL Assistant Coach Darryl Drake Dies

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(Latrobe, PA) - Louisville native and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake died unexpectedly over the weekend. 

Drake previously worked with the Cardinals and the Bears.

 

Before the pros, he spend eight years as coach at his alma mater Western Kentucky, as well at Georgia, Baylor, and Texas. 

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement released by the team that Drake was a close friend and had strongly impacted Tomlin's coaching career. 

No cause of death has been released. Drake was 62.

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