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Encyclopedia > Joe Greene (American football)
Joe Greene as featured on the cover of
Sports Illustrated
Date of birth September 24, 1946
Place of birth Temple, Texas
Date of death {{{DateOfDeath}}}
Position(s) Defensive Tackle
College North Texas State
NFL Draft 1969 / Round 1/ Pick 4
AFL Draft [[{{{AFLDraftedYear}}} American Football League Draft#Round_{{{AFLDraftedRound}}}|{{{AFLDraftedYear}}}]] / Round {{{AFLDraftedRound}}}
Pro Bowls 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972,
1973, 1974, 1975, 1976,
1978, 1979
Awards 1974 AP Defensive POY
1972 AP Defensive POY
1969 AP Defensive ROY
Honors NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
Retired #s
Records
Statistics Pro Football Reference
Statistics NFL.com
Statistics CBS.com
Statistics DatabaseFootball
Statistics ESPN
Statistics Sports Illustrated
Team(s)
1969-1981 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1987

Charles Edward Greene, known as "Mean Joe" Greene (born September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas), was an American football Defensive Tackle in the NFL. Before his NFL career, Greene had an outstanding college football career at North Texas State University (1966-1968), assisting the team to a 23-5-1 record during his 3 seasons with them. In 1984, he was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. July 1999 cover showing soccer star Brandi Chastain Sports Illustrated is a popular weekly American sports magazine owned by media giant Time Warner. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Temple is a city located in Bell County, Texas. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... 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The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... Honours may refer to: Honours, used to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service in the British honours system Honours degree, in association with Bachelors degree See also Honour or honor, comprises the reputation, self-perception or moral identity of an individual or of a group This is... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... 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The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1986 in sports, other events of 1987, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Temple is a city located in Bell County, Texas. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... 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In 1969, he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 4th pick of the NFL draft and spent his entire career with them until his retirement in 1981. Greene was a cornerstone of the Steel Curtain defense that won four Super Bowls in the 1970's. His best championship performance was in Super Bowl IX, when he became the first player ever to record an interception, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in a single Super Bowl. Greene was twice named NFL Defensive Player of the Year(1972, 1974), played in 10 Pro Bowls, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987. City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Steel Curtain was one of the most feared American football defenses, and a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers 1970s dynasty. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 12, 1975 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Franco Harris, Running back Favorite Steelers by 3 National Anthem Grambling State University Band Coin toss Game referee Halftime show Tribute to Duke Ellington with Mercer Ellington and Grambling State University Band Attendance 80,997 TV in the... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ...


His end stats were 181 games, 66 sacks(unofficially, since sacks were not an official statistic until 1982), 16 fumble recoveries, 1 helmet smashed, & 1 football thrown into the stands in disgust.


After retiring from the NFL, Greene became an assistant coach under Steelers' head coach Chuck Noll in 1987. He spent the next 16 years as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, and Arizona Cardinals. In 2004, he was named the special assistant for player personnel for the Steelers. Charles Henry Chuck Noll (born January 5, 1932) is a former American football coach, having served as the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League from 1969 to 1991. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... City Miami, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Fight song None Mascot T. D. Local radio Flagship stations: WAXY (790 AM) and WNMA (1210 AM) -Spanish Announcers: Jimmy Cefalo and Joe... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager John Idzik Fight song None Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and...


Greene has also appeared in commercials, the most famous of which is the one in which a child gives him a Coke, prompting "Mean" Joe to smile and give him his game jersey. The commercial was listed as one of the top ten commercials of all time by TV Guide magazine. This advertisement was parodied in 2006, in a TV ad promoting asthma awareness in which a child with asthma tosses his Jerome Bettis Steelers jersey to Jerome himself, also an asthma sufferer. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former American football running back for the NFLs Pittsburgh Steelers. ...

Greene in his Coca-Cola ad
Greene in his Coca-Cola ad

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