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Stephen Paul Courson
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- peggy
 Added: Nov. 10, 2012
 
Do you know the condition of Rufus today?Please drop me a note.
- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Oct. 1, 2012
 
HAPPY. BIRTHDAY. to the fineest man I've heard about in a long time...he lost his life trying to save Rufus...what a dear man who is in Gods favor today...thoughts are with his family today..(If anyone knows the condition of Rufus today please department me a note)
- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Oct. 1, 2012
 

- Hamish mom
 Added: Oct. 1, 2012
 
happy birthday
- peggy
 Added: Oct. 1, 2012
 
Dog recovering from accident that killed owner -----By Rebekah Sungala, Herald-Standard -----11/13/2005 -----Days after the accident that took ex-Steeler Steve Courson's life, the 12-year-old black Lab he died trying to save is still recovering at Duck Hollow Animal Hospital outside of Uniontown. Courson, who won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers before retiring in 1985, was killed Thursday when a tree he was cutting down on his Herb Hollow Road, Farmington, property fell on him.Authorities believe Courson was trying to save Rufus, one of his two beloved black Labs, from the falling tree, which was 44 feet tall and 5 feet in circumference. When rescue workers arrived at Courson's home, they found Rufus pinned beneath Courson's legs, hurt, but still alive. Rufus was taken to Duck Hollow Animal Hospital, where his regular veterinarian, Dr. Don Tummons, X-rayed him and determined the injured dog had, in layman terms, two dislocated hips. "Steve deflected the blow from the tree. No doubt he saved the dog's life," said Tummons, noting that Rufus is unable to walk, is being hand fed and is on a 24-hour morphine drip.However, Tummons said Rufus is scheduled to undergo orthopedic surgery in Pittsburgh on Monday and said the prognosis is good."He'll be able to get around," Tummons said. "He should be all right."Tummons said the surgery will cost "a couple thousand," but said he believes Courson would have wanted it for Rufus.He said Courson "risked his life for the dog" and said the retired NFL football player already spent about $8,000 on Rufus. The dog previously had undergone a hip replacement and two knee surgeries. "Steve really loved this dog," Tummons said.When speaking about Courson, friends and loved ones also commented on the love the 6-foot-1-inch, 250-pound man had for both his dogs, Rufus and Rachel.Jim Cosimato, a trainer at the Hopwood Fitness Center where Courson worked out, said Courson truly cared about his dogs."Steve loved his animals. They were his babies," Cosimato said. "He always talked about them."Tummons said Courson's neighbor, who looked after both dogs whenever Courson was out of town, is currently taking care of Rachel, who was not injured. He said the neighbor will "more than likely" take Rufus, too, once he is healed enough to leave the hospital.The animal hospital has been fielding countless calls from people concerned about Rufus, offering to take both him and Rachel if they need a home.Tummons said it's best that the dogs, who came from the same litter, stay together, and he said both Labs are familiar with the neighbor, since she often took care of them. "It's the best possible situation for them," he said. Tummons and the rest of his staff check on Rufus frequently, doing what they can to alleviate his pain. He's a sad sight, lying on a blanket, unable to move. Despite the pain, Rufus never snaps at anyone, and lifts his head to be scratched behind his ears when Tummons calls his name."Like his owner, he's a gentle giant," Tummons said. "He's 12 years old, and he's in pain. But he'll get the surgery and he's going to be all right."
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- Pipedreamer
 Added: Nov. 10, 2011
 
God bless.
- Neil F.
 Added: Aug. 8, 2011
 
You overcame so much. Enjoyed watching you play. Always a member of the Steeler Nation.
- Diane LM
 Added: Jul. 1, 2011
 

- 2kjmom
 Added: Nov. 10, 2010
 

- Carl Brown
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- Melissa Bell
 Added: Oct. 1, 2010
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 1, 2010
 
Rest in peace Steve
- Cj
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- 2kjmom
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- Sal Mineo Fan
 Added: Oct. 1, 2009
 
Happy Birthday!
- Jackie Howard
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- TOM♦
 Added: Oct. 1, 2008
 
Remember reading about your steroid issues in SI. Never heard of your passing until just now. Rest well.
- Don MacBeth
 Added: Oct. 1, 2008
 

- psychedelicsam
 Added: Sep. 26, 2008
 
God bless you sir.
- JJ 15108
 Added: Jun. 11, 2008
 

- Diana
 Added: May. 26, 2008
 
RIP
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- Hope Thurman
 Added: Jan. 18, 2008
 
S.C., Rest in peace.
- 32nd degree
 Added: Dec. 31, 2007
 
RIP
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- gaby hayes
 Added: Nov. 10, 2007
 
With Respect From the Husker Nation
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