Clark Haggans Death – Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Clark Haggans has passed away suddenly. Clark Haggans was announced dead today, Tuesday, the 20th of June 2023. Clark Haggans died at the age of 46. Haggans played for the Steelers from 2000-07 and was a 2000 5th-round pick of the organization and a member of the Super Bowl XL championship team. There was no cause of death reported for Clark Haggans at the time of this publication.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Clark Haggans has died.
He was 46.
Haggans played for the Steelers from 2000-07 and was a 2000 5th-round pick of the organization and a member of the Super Bowl XL championship team. pic.twitter.com/s1tNqDBECw
— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) June 21, 2023
Clark Haggans Death Fact Check, Birthday & Age
Haggans was born on January 10, 1977, in Torrance, California, U.S. He was 46. Haggans was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 5th round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He showcased his skills in 172 games, with 104 of them played for Pittsburgh, where he made 61 starts. During his time with the Steelers, he accumulated 32.5 sacks and was a key member of the team’s 2005 Super Bowl-winning squad, marking the franchise’s fifth championship.
Being part of Kevin Colbert’s inaugural draft class in Pittsburgh, Haggans was selected 137th overall from Colorado State. In his initial four seasons, he primarily served as a backup and contributed to special teams, displaying his prowess with 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2002.
Haggans transitioned into a full-time starter in 2004, starting 13 games that season and concluding with 37 tackles and six sacks. However, his standout year arrived in 2005, when he achieved nine sacks and forced four fumbles, playing a vital role in the formidable Steelers defense that defied expectations as the #6 seed and won the Super Bowl. During Super Bowl XL against the Seattle Seahawks, Haggans made a notable impact by sacking quarterback Matt Hasselbeck on the opening possession, forcing a Seattle punt.
Throughout his tenure with the Steelers, Haggans amassed a total of 332 tackles (31 for a loss) along with 32.5 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and one interception. Following his time in Pittsburgh, he joined the Arizona Cardinals for the 2008 season, spending four seasons there and recording 14 additional sacks. Haggans’ final year in the NFL occurred in 2012, during which he played as a reserve in nine games for the San Francisco 49ers.
The family will release an obituary and funeral arrangements for Clark Haggans.
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