Dick Haley, personnel director of the
Pittsburgh Steelers, is a graduate of Midway High School, now part of
the Fort Cherry jointure, where he played football four years.
Haley won three letters in football and was a two-year backfield starter
at the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated in 1959. He was a
member of Pitt's Gator Bowl squad in 1956 and led the team in rushing
and scoring in his senior year, capping it with an 86-yard punt return
for a touchdown in the East-West Shrine game.
He was a ninth round draft choice of the Washington Redskins and played
two seasons as a defensive back before being acquired by the Minnesota
Vikings, then a National Football League expansion team. He was traded
to the Steelers and played for them from 1961 through 1964, ranking
among team leaders in interceptions.
Haley began his scouting career with the Blesto organization in 1966 and
joined the Steelers in 1971.
He has served for the past 18 years as director of player personnel and
oversees testing, drafting and evaluation of college prospects in
addition to being involved in all trades and personnel moves.
Haley, his wife and two children are residents of Bridgeville.