Darryl Drake Bio
Darryl Drake was born on 11 December 1956 and died on 11 August 2019. He has died at the age of 62. He was an American football player and coach.
Drake’s career spanned four decades, including stints as the wide receivers coach of the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.
Darryl Drake Wife & Children
He was married to his wife Sheila, they had three daughters. He also had grandchildren.
Drake was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He played wide receiver for Western Kentucky University from 1975 to 1978.
Drake played wide receiver for three professional teams, the Washington Redskins (1979), the Ottawa Rough Riders (1981), and the Cincinnati Bengals in 1983.
He worked hard to earn the respect of his players and was fiercely protective of them in a nearly four-decade coaching career.
He coached at the collegiate level for 21 years.
Drake joined the Chicago Bears coaching staff on February 6, 2004.
On January 17, 2013, he was not retained by new head coach Marc Trestman.
Drake later spent five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018.
Darryl Drake Death & Cause
Darryl Drake passed away Sunday morning, the team announced. He was 62.
Steelers President Art Rooney II announced in a statement
“We are at a loss for words following his passing this morning.” “Darryl had such an impact on the players he coached and everyone he worked with throughout his entire career.
He was a passionate coach and had a tremendous spirit toward life, his family, his faith and the game of football.”
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver coach Darryl Drake dies at 62. Drake joined the team in 2018 after previous stints with the Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears https://t.co/gMdkq3l1ZQ pic.twitter.com/XQfOoADHhH
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 11, 2019
Drake Press Conference April 26, 2019
Darryl Drake was in our coaches bible study. He was a tremendous coach and an even better man. This is hard to believe and we’re all going to miss him. But it’s proof of what the Bible says—tomorrow is not promised to us. 🙏🏽🙏🏽for his family and his players. https://t.co/KAcu1t4ULr
— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) August 11, 2019
An emotional post from Steelers WR Donte Moncrief on his position coach, Darryl Drake. pic.twitter.com/r7mnW59AHM
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 11, 2019
We lost a great man, husband father, coach and a dear friend Darryl Drake. Our prayers go out to his family. RIP brother pic.twitter.com/V0U3fvLleP
— Bruce Arians (@BruceArians) August 11, 2019