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Pittsburgh Steelers: Carnell Lake Steps Down As Defensive Backs Coach

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Steelers disclosed Wednesday defensive backs coach Carnell Lake, 50, left the team. Head coach Mike Tomlin brought Lake in to be part of his staff in March 2011.

From the Steelers web page:

“I have decided to return to California to be able to be a part of my youngest son’s last year of high school football.

I want to thank Mr. Art Rooney II and the Rooney family, Coach Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert, the coaching staffs I have worked with throughout my time in Pittsburgh, and the entire Steelers organization. It has been a privilege and honor to play and coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I also want to thank all of the players I have coached during my seven years with the team – it truly was an honor to work with them. Finally, I would like to thank Steelers fans for their support and for being the best fans in the NFL during both my time as a player and coach.”

Pittsburgh was fifth in the NFL in pass defense in 2017, giving up 201.1 yards per contest.

Lake, a former UCLA Bruin, played 12 seasons in the National Football League from 1989 to 2001 with the Black and Gold, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Baltimore Ravens. He was a representative of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He and his family call Irvine, California home.

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