If Mike Webster, a Hall of Fame center for the legendary Pittsburgh Steelers, made any mistakes during his hard-hitting career, it was playing 17 years in NFL.

Yes, he won four Super Bowls and was a hero in Pittsburgh. But his playing had a direct connection to his death in 2002 at the age of 50.

"It was a real tragedy," said Ted Petersen, a former teammate who lives in Momence.


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