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Ernie Holmes, member of 'Steel Curtain,' dies at 59

Updated: January 18, 2008, 11:47 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Ernie Holmes settled into a quiet life as a preacher in rural Texas after his "stone crazy" days with Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain" defenses.

Holmes, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Steelers, died Thursday night after his car left a road and rolled several times near Lumberton, about 80 miles from Houston, a Texas Department of Public Safety dispatcher said. He was 59.

Holmes, driving alone and not wearing a seat belt, was ejected and died at the scene, the ...

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