Legendary: A Book Launch with Dick LeBeau

Date & Time
Sunday, Jul. 14, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA, 15222
Ticketing $20 Non-Members
$10 Members

Join Hall of Famer Dick LeBeau for the official launch of his new book, “Legendary: The 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers Defense, the Zone Blitz, and My Six Decades in the NFL.”

Presented by the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and Triumph Books, this special program will feature an engaging discussion with LeBeau and veteran Steelers’ scribes Scott Brown and George Von Benko, along with commentary from former Steelers players including Brett Keisel, Chris Hoke, Ike Taylor, Deshea Townsend, and more.

Listen to recollections from LeBeau and the legendary Steelers defensive players who helped bring his groundbreaking vision to life.

In their new book “Legendary,” LeBeau, Brown, and Von Benko revisit that dominant 2008 defensive unit and take a deep dive into each game of the 2007-2008 championship season, with added perspective of how the “Blitzburgh” defense stacks up against other great contemporary defenses.

LeBeau also shares revelations about the 2008 Steelers and stories from his nearly 60 years in the NFL as both a star player and groundbreaking coach whose career spanned decades of football innovation.

Following the program, LeBeau will sign copies of his book for attendees. The book is currently available to pre-order with event registration and will also be for sale at the program. Former Steelers players will not be signing autographs, per History Center policy.


The program is $20 for non-members and $10 for History Center members. Admission to the program also includes full access to the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum on Sunday, July 14.

The event will be held in the museum’s fifth floor Mueller Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Please register in advance online to reserve your spot.

For additional questions, please contact programs@heinzhistorycenter.org.

About Dick LeBeau

Beloved by Steelers fans and revered by the men he coached, Dick LeBeau spent 59 consecutive seasons in the NFL,14 playing cornerback with the Detroit Lions and 45 as a coach for numerous teams.

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player in 2010, LeBeau is also recognized as the mastermind behind the Steelers zone blitz defense. As the defensive coordinator for the team, he crafted the strategy that contributed to wins in Super Bowl XL and XLIII. LeBeau’s 3-4 defensive scheme came to define a memorable era of football in Pittsburgh that featured one of the most feared and successful defenses of the modern NFL landscape.

About Scott Brown

Scott Brown is an author and freelance writer who has written for ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Florida Today. Brown has authored or co-authored several sports books, including The Pittsburgh Steelers Fans’ Bucket List and Miracle in the Making: The Adam Taliaferro Story.

About George Von Benko

George Von Benko is a sportscaster, writer, and sports historian who has written for outlets including the Herald Standard and the Greene County Messenger. Von Benko will moderate the discussion with Brown and Coach LeBeau.