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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Mike Tomlin named to rules panel news services

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was named to the NFL's competition committee on Tuesday.

Commissioner Roger Goodell named Tomlin to the committee to replace former Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt. Tomlin had worked on the coaches subcommittee of the competition committee since 2009.

He is one of three coaches on the nine-man committee, along with St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher and Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, which recommends rules and policy changes to the NFL.

The 41-year-old Tomlin is 68-36 in six seasons with the Steelers and led them to victory in the 2009 Super Bowl. 

"Mike has strong, perceptive views about the game and is effective in expressing them. We look forward to his contributions to the committee's ongoing mission to improve the game," Goodell said in a statement.

Tomlin said he is "humbled" by the appointment.

"I am excited for the opportunity to help maintain and strengthen the NFL game, and I look forward to contributing any way that I can," he said in a statement.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.