‘True legend’: Johnstown’s Carlton Haselrig, standout wrestler and former Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro, dies at 54. Pat Pecora had the chance to reflect on the life and the legend that was Carlton Haselrig

Johnstown native Carlton Haselrig, who’s a former Steeler and the most decorated athlete in Pitt-Johnstown history, passed away Wednesday at the age of 54.

According to Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees, Haselrig died of natural causes.

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Carlton Haselrig, one of Johnstown’s greatest sports figures, died Wednesday.

Haselrig, 54, collapsed at his Johnstown home at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday and was pronounced dead at 9:19 a.m., Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees said. The coroner said the death is believed to be of natural causes; an autopsy will be conducted.

Haselrig, a Greater Johnstown High School graduate, achieved fame as a wrestler and professional football player in the 1980s and 1990s. He is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

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