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Encyclopedia > L. C. Greenwood
L. C. Greenwood
Position(s):
Defensive End
Jersey #(s):
68
Born: September 8, 1946 (1946-09-08) (age 61)
Canton, Mississippi
Career Information
Year(s): 1969-1981
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 10 / Pick: 238
College: Arkansas AM&N
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Sacks     73.5
Games     170
Safeties     1
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards

L.C. Henderson Greenwood (born September 8, 1946 in Canton, Mississippi) is a former American football player for the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mississippi. ... Canton is a city located in Madison County, Mississippi. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Round one Other Notable Players Selected Terry Hanratty, Quarterback, -Pittsburgh Steelers, 2nd Round, Notre Dame Ted Hendricks, Linebacker -Baltimore Colts, 2nd Round, Miami (FL) Ed Podolak, Running Back -Kansas City Chiefs, 2nd Round, Iowa Al Woodall, Quarterback -New York Jets, 2nd Round, Duke Mercury Morris, Running Back -Miami Dolphins, 3rd... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, is a historically black university located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. ... Steelers redirects here. ... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ... Vanderbilt Quarterback Jay Cutler is sacked by U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 2nd Class Jeremy Chase. ... A safety or safety touch, is a type of score in American football and Canadian football where a defensive team gains two points when the offensive team is tackled or loses possession in their own end zone. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1974 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 20, 1974 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. ... The 1975 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 20, 1975 at Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. ... The 1976 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 26, 1976 at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The 1977 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 17, 1977 at Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. ... The 1979 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 29, 1979 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. ... The 1980 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 27, 1980 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... This is a list of all NFL players who have had outstanding performances throughout the 1970s and have been compiled onto this fantasy group. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Canton is a city located in Madison County, Mississippi. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Steelers redirects here. ...


Pro Football career

Greenwood graduated from Arkansas AM&N in 1969 after being named a 1968 Ebony All-American for his play on the defensive line. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, is a historically black university located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 in the 10th round. In 1971, he became the starting left defensive end. One of the four members of Pittsburgh's famous Steel Curtain defensive line, he would remain there until retirement in 1981. Greenwood, who was 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 245 pounds, was a six-time Pro Bowl player and was named to NFL All-Pro teams in 1974 and 1975. He was named All-AFC five times. He also led the Steelers four times in sacks with a career total of 73.5 (sacks were an unofficial stat at the time). He further had 14 fumble recoveries in his career. Greenwood was one of the more quiet players on the Steelers defense. He had amazing speed for a defensive end that allowed him to dominate his position. Steelers redirects here. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... The Steel Curtain was one of the most feared American football defenses, and a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers 1970s dynasty. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The word sack can refer to: Look up sack in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


His Super Bowl play was exceptional, too. In Super Bowl IX against the Minnesota Vikings, he batted down three passes from Fran Tarkenton. In Super Bowl X against the Dallas Cowboys, he sacked Roger Staubach three times. Greenwood played in all four of the Steelers Super Bowl victories in the 1970s. Unofficially, Greenwood had five sacks in the four Super Bowl appearances. 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 Referee Bernie Ulman Halftime show Tribute to Duke Ellington with Mercer Ellington and Grambling State University Band Attendance 80,997... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... Francis Asbury Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is a former American football player, TV personality, and computer software executive. ... Date January 18, 1976 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver Favorite Steelers by 6 National anthem Tom Sullivan Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Up with People presents 200 Years and Just a Baby: Tribute to Americas Bicentennial Attendance 80... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


Besides his playing ability, Greenwood was known for wearing gold-colored shoes on the football field. He was a finalist in the 2005 Pro Football Hall of Fame voting but did not get elected. He was again a finalist in 2006, but was not elected. Greenwood has stated that while he would be honored if he were to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, he would not be upset if he didn't make it in, feeling that the Steelers already in the hall (in particular, "Mean Joe" Greene) represent the entire team's accomplishments. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946), is a former all-pro American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. Throughout the early 1970s he quickly developed into the most dominant defensive player the NFL had ever seen. ...


In 1991, Greenwood was named to the Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Greenwood is now the president of an electrical and plumbing supplies company. On Thursday, July 20, 2006 at the regularly scheduled board meeting, L.C. Greenwood was nominated to the Pittsburgh Parking Authority Board. The Pittsburgh Parking Authority is the governing body that enforces parking regulations and cites violations (i. ...


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