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By: Brandon J. Wallace


Wednesday, former Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro offensive guard, Carlton Haselrig was said to have died of natural causes at the age of 54. Haselrig was notably also known as a six-time NCAA wrestling champion.


A 12th round pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, Haselrig started out as a defensive tackle in the NFL. He soon switched to offensive guard where he later made the Pro Bowl in 1992, as well as All-Pro honors. All this, despite not playing a single down of football in college.

#77 Carlton Haselrig leading the way for #33 Merril Hoge. (

Haselrig wrestled for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where he competed in both the Division I and Division II championships in the late ’80’s.

Following his journey with Pittsburgh in the NFL, Haselrig spent a brief time with the New York Jets before his retirement and new career in mixed martial arts where he won 3/5 total fights.

Per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Haselrig spent the past few years as an assistant coach at alma mater, Greater Johnstown High School.


Haselrig will forever be remembered as a tremendous athlete, teammate, and giver to the community.

Rest in paradise, Carlton.


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