L.C. Greenwood

L.C. Greenwood

Canton, Madison County, Mississippi, USA
Death 29 Sep 2013 (aged 67)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Madison County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 117821914 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. For thirteen seasons (1969 to 1981), he played at the defensive end position in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Along with "Mean" Joe Greene, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White, Greenwood formed the Steelers' famed defense known as "The Steel Curtain" which was a key component in Pittsburgh's capturing of four Super Bowl titles (1975, 1976, 1979 and 1980). He earned recognition as a member of the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team. Born L.C. Henderson Greenwood, he attended Rogers High School in Canton, Mississippi, where he excelled in basketball and football. He focused fully on football and received an athletic scholarship to attend Arkansas AM&N (now the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff) where he distinguished himself as a defensive presence. Selected by the Steelers during the 10th-round of the 1969 NFL Draft, he played in 170 regular season games. He went onto earn Pro-Bowl honors six-times (1973 to 1976 and 1978, 1979) in addition to being named as First-Team All-Pro two-times (1974 and 1975). Greenwood holds the distinction of recording 4 sacks during the Super Bowl, as he accomplished this feat against the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Roger Staubach. After retiring as a player, he became a successful businessman. Greenwood has been nominated numerous times for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, however to date this honor has eluded him. He was named to the Steelers All-Time Team in 2007.

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  • Added: 29 Sep 2013
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for L.C. Greenwood (8 Sep 1946–29 Sep 2013), Find a Grave Memorial no. 117821914, citing Priestley Chapel M. B. Church Cemetery, Madison County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .