The “Steel Curtain’s” L.C. Greenwood Dies At Age 67

September 30, 2013
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Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end L.C. Greenwood died Sunday at a Pittsburgh hospital.  Greenwood was 67.  The earliest reports did not indicate a cause of death.

Greenwood was a member of the famed “Steel Curtain” defense, and played on the first four Steeler Super Bowl championship teams.

A 10th-round draft pick from Arkansas A&M in 1969, Greenwood went on to be named to six Pro Bowls and was a two-time All-Pro selection.  He posted 73.5 sacks over a 13-year career, and sacked Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach four times in the Steelers’ win in the 1976 Super Bowl.

Only two other players spent a longer career with the Steelers, but although he has been a finalist six times for the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame, Greenwood has never been selected to join the Canton shrine.

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