Tunch Ilkin


NFL player Tunch Ilkin, the first Turkish player in the NFL history, has died aged 63. In twelve seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he made the Pro Bowl twice, and was declared a member of the Steelers all time best team in 2007. After retiring he took up commentating on Steeler’s matches, but last year he declared he had been stricken with ALS.

He was a unique pick for Rolls off the Tongue.

Tunch Ilkin
23 September 1957 – 4 September 2021