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Steelers ink Tomlin to three-year extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed head coach Mike Tomlin to a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season Tuesday.

He was under contract for 2012 with an option year for 2013.

"We are pleased to announce that Mike Tomlin will remain with the Steelers for at least five more years," said Steelers president Art Rooney II. "Mike is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League and we are thrilled he will continue to lead our team as we pursue another Super Bowl title."

Tomlin, 40, is entering his sixth season as the Steelers head coach. He became the youngest coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl when he led Pittsburgh to a 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII during his second year at the helm.

During his tenure with the team, the 40-year-old has led Pittsburgh to a 55-25 record and three AFC North division titles.

"I am excited that I will continue to be the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for years to come," said Tomlin. "I am grateful to the Steelers organization for the opportunity I have been given over the past five years to work and live in this great city, and I am excited to continue to work to bring another championship to the Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh."