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.