Stealing from Reddit but here are player reactions
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
We've lost the heart & soul of Steeler Nation. Incredible person humanitarian & true patriot. May his memory be eternal. Love U PapaRooney
The world and the NFL lost a legend and a leader today. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Rooney family. Thanks for teaching me the art of the handshake and how important it was to give back to the community. I’m so THANKFUL to you for giving me an opportunity to wear the black and gold. You were not afraid to lead by example. You were an innovator who paved the way for many of us and for the world. I am FOREVER GRATEFUL TO YOU, PAPA ROONEY! I’m sorry I never got to take that airplane ride up to Latrobe with you. You will be FOREVER missed!
Words cannot express my sadness at this time but I feel so blessed to have known such a wonderful man.
A privilege and honor to play for you Boss Man. My life, and so many others, are better because of your influence. You were always there...
Sad day in steeler nation. Prayers up for the Rooney family
RIP Dan. My Mentor & friend. Thank you for your Guidance & Wisdom. I came a Young Coach & left a Better Man. Your spirit will live forever.
Thank u Mr. Rooney! Your legacy will go on. Ive been blessed 2 have the opportunity 2 know & speak w/ u. Steelers would not b the same w/o u
R.I.P. To Mr. Rooney. Thank you for all the knowledge you gave and support. You will always be in my heart.
Sad day for anyone who's ever ran into Mr. Rooney. What a guy! He will truly be missed. He was the Steelers and Pittsburgh.
Rest in heaven Mr. Rooney. You were a remarkable man. Thank you for always taking time to talk with me, and ask about my family.
Joe Greene, on discussing the last time he talked to Rooney:
“He was in a facility in Green Tree,” Greene said, pausing often to collect himself. “He recognized me then. He didn’t say anything. He was very weak."
“I just ... phew” — Greene halted, fought through tears and urged his baritone voice to continue — “tried to tell him how important he was in my life.”
"I don’t know what kind of impressions that one might have about ownership in the National Football League. I don’t know what kind of impression I had prior to coming to Pittsburgh, but having met Mr. Rooney, Art Sr. and Dan, all I can think of are positive things, good things, you know? Not a negative thought ever crosses my mind.”
And not Steeler, but....
Mr. Rooney meant so much to the city of Pittsburgh & NFL. Thank you for all that u have done. I'm honored to have called you my friend.
[He was] a great friend of mine, but more importantly, he was a great friend to the people of Pittsburgh."
Very sad day for me hearing of the passing of Dan Rooney. Dan was just special. I was blessed to get to know him and blessed to be a Steeler