Steelers’ Keith Butler retires after seven seasons as DC, 19 seasons with organization

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler has informed the club that he plans to retire, NFL Networks’ Tom Pelissero reported Saturday.

Butler, 65, has been on the team since 2003, serving as a linebacker coach for 12 seasons before moving to DC in 2015. The former player, who became a longtime assistant, won two Super Bowl rings with the club in the 2005 seasons and 2008.

“It’s an emotional day when I announce that I’m retiring from my football coaching career,” Butler said in a statement. “I’ve used every year since 1990 as a coach in the NFL and NCAA, but the time has come for me, after a successful career, to both play and coach the game I love.

“I want to thank the Rooney family, Bill Cowher, Mike Tomlin and all the coaches and players that I have been involved with throughout my coaching career. I look forward to spending more time with my family who have supported me so “Over the years. I want nothing but the best for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and I will cheer for them during my retirement.”

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