Clark Haggans Cause Of Death And Obituary: Survived By Two Kids

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Clark Haggans, the former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, has passed away at the age of 46.

Clark Cromwell Haggans, born on January 10, 1977, was an accomplished American football outside linebacker who sadly passed away.

He was selected by the Steelers in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft from Colorado State University.

Haggans enjoyed a successful 13-season career in the NFL, with the initial eight seasons spent with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Late Professional Football Player, Clark Haggans
The Late Professional Football Player Clark Haggans (Source: ESPN)

Notably, he was part of the Steelers Super Bowl XL championship team in 2006 and retired from professional football in 2013.

Throughout his career, he also contributed his skills to other NFL teams, including the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers.

His untimely demise deeply saddened the NFL community, and they have extended their condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the grieving family during this difficult time.

Clark Haggans’ Cause Of Death

As the NFL worlds are saddened by the demise of Haggans, that sudden news also raised curiosity about the cause of his death.

For now, there are no details regarding what led to the departure of Clark.

None of the retired linebacker’s family or reps has commented on the issue.

He had a humble background, as he came from a small college, and even was surprised when he was drafted. It was a dream come true for him. 

Transitioning from a defensive end in college, Haggans faced challenges initially when playing as a linebacker in the NFL.

Following his retirement from football, Haggans dedicated his time to being a devoted father.

Alongside his parental responsibilities, he ventured into real estate and embraced a more leisurely lifestyle.

Haggans discovered a sense of fulfillment through his volunteer work at his alma mater, actively engaging with his former high school and contributing to the boosters at Colorado State University.

Grateful for his financial stability, he expressed deep appreciation for the ability to support his children, empowering them to pursue their dreams and find genuine happiness.

Clark Haggans Obituary

Haggans is survived by his son, Damon, and daughter, Alianna. 

Alianna Marie Haggans came into the world prematurely and faced challenges stemming from her early birth.

Despite being born a month and a half ahead of schedule, Alianna radiates happiness and considers herself incredibly fortunate to have overcome the obstacles. 

On the other hand, his son, Damon Haggans, attended Chatfield High School before joining Colorado State University in 2019, where he initially pursued a degree in psychology.

However, in 2021, he decided to transfer to Santa Clara University and is currently studying economics.

Damon has been involved in the video production field. His involvement began with a one-month internship as a Video Production Assistant at Digital Ocean in July 2019.

Clark Haggans Son Damon Haggans
Clark Haggans Son Damon Haggans (Source: Instagram)

Additionally, he gained further experience as an intern in music and video production for a three-month period.

Furthermore, from July 2017 to August 2019, Damon worked as a line cook and cashier at Rusty Taco for over two years.

In addition to his previous roles, Damon also freelanced as a media manager at Digital Ocean for five months.

Clark Haggans Was A Dedicated Father

Clark’s dedication to his family remained unwavering throughout his life.

Even when he was an active player, he consistently commuted between Denver, Pittsburgh, and Las Vegas to be there for his children and their mother.

Haggans displayed a strong sense of care and support for his family, always prioritizing their well-being.

During his time playing for the Arizona Cardinals, he found himself involved in a DUI case.

Haggans explained that he had been with his wife when they received a call from their babysitter, reporting breathing troubles with their daughter, who had underdeveloped lungs.

Despite being under the influence and unable to locate his partner, he decided to rush to attend to his daughter’s needs.

Such was his dedication to being a proud dad. He will be dearly missed by his children and all his loved ones.  

Chanda Rai
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