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KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 16: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) makes a pass in the first quarter of an AFC wild card playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs on Jan 16, 2022 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire)

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🏈 Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Hall of Famer John Stallworth talked about becoming a successful businessman and his philanthropy with WAFF 48 of Huntsville, Alabama.

In a 20-year span, Stallworth grew Madison Research Corporation from three people, to over 375 employees in 15 states. In 2006, Stallworth sold Madison Research for $69 million. Stallworth has a share in the Steelers as a part-owner.

“That prepared me down the road to say, I need to give back,” Stallworth said. “And we had an opportunity through our foundation to do that.”

Philanthropy and service to North Alabama became Stallworth life’s work through the John Stallworth Foundation. And through his foundation, Stallworth created the John Stallworth Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament, which helped raise over $550,000 over 17 years of the event. The money raised provided scholarships for college students, most notably to his alma mater Alabama A&M.

Ernie Banks once said the measure of a man is in the lives he’s touched. Stallworth hopes he, his family, and his foundation enriched the lives of many in the North Alabama.

“We were good for North Alabama, we were good for Alabama A&M, we were good for Black folks, we were good for families, and given the opportunities, we were there for them,” Stallworth said. “I’d like that to be the legacy. You never know what that’s gonna be, but, in my estimate, it has been a great ride for us, one that has been very fulfilling.”

🏈 Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and long snapper Christian Kunz pulled up to the Duquesne-La Salle men’s basketball game on Wednesday. Kunz is a Duquesne alum.


🏈 Former Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery was named the head coach at Division II Limestone University. Cotchery played for the Steelers from 2011-2013, recording 79 receptions for 1,044 yards (13.2 average) and 12 touchdowns. He had a career-high 10 touchdowns in 2013.

Cotchery wrote on X, “Couldn’t be more excited to be the new Head Football Coach here at Limestone University! It’s truly a SPECIAL PLACE! Excited to Keep Building!”

Cotchery served as the Carolina Panthers assistant wide receiver coach from 2017-2019. in 2022, he joined Limestone’s staff as an assistant head coach and wide receivers coach.


🏈 Steelers running back Jaylen Warren has been one of the top backs in the league over the last two seasons in yards after contact.

🏈 On a recent episode of former New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman’s podcast, Games With Names, he discussed how Bill Belichick would game plan for Ben Roethlisberger.

“We’d have like a 45-play cut up. Bill would show the whole team a cut up anytime we were playing the Steelers about how Big Ben was so hard to bring down. It’d be like NFL Films, he’d play it through and it’d be Ben shrugging off a huge defensive lineman. He’d pause it and go, ‘Just when you think you got him, you don’t.’ Guy was pretty good, love, love Big Ben.”

🏈 The Steelers put together a clip of Bill Hillgrove’s best calls over his 30 seasons as the “Voice of the Steelers.”

🎥 Ryan Recker of WTAE shared a clip of when Bill Hillgrove took over as voice of the Steelers in 1994, succeeding Jack Fleming.


Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Erik Karlsson scored in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a huge win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Pittsburgh Baseball Now: Ke’Bryan Hayes hit a grand slam as the Pittsburgh Pirates clobbered the Atlanta Braves in Grapefruit League action.

Pittsburgh Sports Now: Pitt basketball lost a crucial game at Clemson, falling to the Tigers 69-62 and putting their NCAA Tournament hopes on thin ice.

West Virginia Sports Now: The once-promising WVU women’s basketball team has now lost three straight games.

Nittany Sports Now: A slow start doomed Penn State basketball in its loss at Iowa.

Pittsburgh Soccer Now: The Pittsburgh Riverhounds will be on national TV four times in 2024.