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Carlton Haselrig

Carlton Haselrig (1966–2020), former Steelers Pro Bowler

by Kirk Fox

Carlton Haselrig was a former pro bowl guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers who is the only wrestler ever to win six national championships.    

  • Died: Wednesday July 22, 2020. (Who else died on July 22?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 54 from natural causes. 
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Haselrig was one of the greatest wrestlers in NCAA history winning six individual heavyweight championships, a record that stands today. He wrestled for Division II University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, winning three titles in that division. He also won the Division I championships three times as wrestlers used to be allowed to compete in higher divisions. After Haselrig won the three Division I titles, the rule was changed to allow competition only in your division. He did not play college football but was noticed by the Steelers during an invitational workout and drafted by them in the last round in 1990. He was a Pro Bowl selection at Guard in 1992 and retired after playing for the Jets in 1995 as he struggled with substance abuse.

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Full Obituary: ESPN


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