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Former WKU receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers coach and Louisville native Darryl Drake passes away at age 62

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake, a former Western Kentucky University football player and coach, passed away Sunday morning at age 62 in Latrobe, Pa. The Steelers did not disclose a cause of death and canceled their training camp practices on Sunday and Monday. “We are all saddened to learn of the passing of Darryl Drake,” said Todd Stewart, WKU’s director of...

Benny Snell becomes UK’s first running back drafted since 2003, will begin career with Pittsburgh Steelers

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Benny Snell will begin his professional career in Pittsburgh. The former University of Kentucky running back was selected in the fourth round as the 122nd overall pick Saturday. Snell, the school’s all-time leading rusher, became the first Wildcats’ running back to be selected in the draft since Artose Pinner was drafted in 2003. Josh Allen (Jacksonville Jaguars),...

Former record-setting Eastern Kentucky punter Berry makes NFL debut with Steelers

Jordan Berry signed with the Steelers in April. He was a member of the Colonel football program from 2009 to 2013 (EKU Athletics Photo)   Former Eastern Kentucky University punter Jordan Berry made his NFL debut last week with the Pittsburgh Steelers.   Berry punted twice against the New England Patriots during Thursday’s nationally televised season-opener. He averaged 43.5 yards per...