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Terrible Towel 13.01.2011 11:54 AM

Steeler Shirt Numbers countdown to Super Sunday
 
Of course our mighty Steelers will be there on Super Sunday . . .

so in their honor let's have a countdown of Steeler greats . . . .

99 Levon Kirkland

His playing weight was about 270 or something, but he still moved like a gazelle, he could do it all, stone wall backs and cover TE's in the flat, truly one of my favourite ever Steelers, the central cog in the Cowher Defense of the 90's.

http://www.itsalreadysigned4u.com/sh...and-l-8x10.jpg

the_king_from_leon 13.01.2011 12:11 PM

at #98 it can only be 1 person for me

I am talking about 2 superbowls, 5 pro-bowls and one of the greatest nose tackles to grace our jersey and the game. He has excelled in our 3-4 defence becoming the main reason we have been so good against the run. I am of course talking about "Big Snack" Casey Hampton who is my choice for #98 and im sure many others!!!

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/3695/84650292.jpg

cheshiremulisha 13.01.2011 01:14 PM

Can't think of any "greats" that wore the 97 jersey, but instead heres somebody that could have been great if injuries didnt destroy his career.

At #97 I give you Kendrell Bell. The 2001 NFL defensive rookie of the year.

http://jamesbrowncity.com/kbell.jpg

the_king_from_leon 13.01.2011 01:38 PM

Yep there are definately some numbers which require less thought than others......in continuation I bring you #96 - Brenston Buckner

In his rookie season Buckner didnt do too much however it was the following year when he came into fruition and played solidly on Defence for the 1995 AFC Champion team, unfortunately we lost that superbowl to the Cowboys.........for those that are interested you can buy the signed photo below off ebay for about £7, not a great but the greatest #96 I could think of........

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/3695/84650292.jpg

cheshiremulisha 13.01.2011 02:44 PM

Number 95 is a little bit easier - Multiple pro bowler and member of the 75th anniversary team Greg Lloyd.
A tough linebacker who was the heart and soul of the defence during the 90's

http://chrisgossett.com/GREG%20LLOYD%202.jpg

munkyb 13.01.2011 03:05 PM

Im not big on history, been a fan since 05. So Ill jump in with one I can do
at #94 I give you Lawrence Timmons, a current and future great.
http://fieldgoalpost.files.wordpress...-timmons-3.jpg

martin_golds 13.01.2011 08:19 PM

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Number 93 NT Joel Steed. Part of the Super bowl team of 95, an under rated player.

Terrible Towel 13.01.2011 10:43 PM

the one, the only

DeeBo, Silverback, . . . Mr Harrison, the spark that ignites the current Steelers D!
Great intensity, awesome all round ability in a dynamic package!

Here he is on the play of all plays . . .

http://readandreact.net/wp-content/u...rison-sbtd.jpg

steeler_kezza 13.01.2011 11:01 PM

Had to go for Aaron, lets hope he gets fit very soon!

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/910...0A760B0D811297

cheshiremulisha 14.01.2011 08:27 AM

I like this game.

Next is double superbowl winning defensive end Travis Kirschke

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/phot...schke_ucla.jpg

Thats it for the 90's - numbers that have only been warn in the nfl for the last 26 years (I believe) now we can select players from the golden age of the Steel Curtain.

munkyb 14.01.2011 08:41 AM

I like this, hopefully I'll learn some more about the players who make the history of the team as we go>

At #89 we have another big unit and double super bowl winner, Bennie Cunningham.

http://www.post-gazette.com/images2/...scunninham.jpg

cheshiremulisha 14.01.2011 09:04 AM

This is an easy 1 - Hall of fame wide receiver and 4 time superbowl winner - Lynn Swann

http://www.fitness.gov/50thanniversa.../LynnSwann.jpg

the_king_from_leon 14.01.2011 10:22 AM

Wearing number #87 Im going to go with........

Roy Jefferson - voted into the legends team in 2007, he was voted one of the best steelers prior to 1970, although he didnt win a superbowl with the Steelers he was the first Steeler WR to receive back to back 1000 yard seasons - the 1968 Steelers only managed to get 2 wins in a season that saw 11 losses and a tie, in 1969 it was only 1 win and 13 losses, however out of what was the first horrific season Jefferson led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,074. His 58 receptions and 11 touchdowns were both 2nd highest in the NFL that season. An absolutely amazing player who would have fitted into any Steelers team for me it was a shame he found himself in an era that couldnt amount more than a small handful of wins.

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/3695/84650292.jpg

Now whoever writes the next one had better give #86 a lot of love and not just put his name and a smiley picture of our man thats going to step up this sunday!

Terrible Towel 14.01.2011 03:22 PM

86 Hines Ward

http://www.fantasyhype.com/footballn...0564049-62.jpg

The Steelers all-time leading receptions leader . . .

954 catches, making him joint 8th all-time for receptions.

2 x Superbowl winner

1 x SB MVP

4 x Pro bowler

6 x 1000 receiving yard seasons

1 x 75th Anniversary All-Time Team member

Numerous crunching blocks . . . .

Always plays the game with a smile on his face, gives his TD balls to whoever is wearing 86 in the stands, . . . he's starting to slow down, but he is still the go to guy, when the chips are down Hines shows up.

I hope he plays for us another couple of years, reaches the 1000 career catches mark and then retires a Steeler.

A true one off, I salute you Mr Ward!

martin_golds 15.01.2011 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrible Towel (Post 1296886)
86 Hines Ward

http://www.fantasyhype.com/footballn...0564049-62.jpg

The Steelers all-time leading receptions leader . . .

954 catches, making him joint 8th all-time for receptions.

2 x Superbowl winner

1 x SB MVP

4 x Pro bowler

6 x 1000 receiving yard seasons

1 x 75th Anniversary All-Time Team member

Numerous crunching blocks . . . .

Always plays the game with a smile on his face, gives his TD balls to whoever is wearing 86 in the stands, . . . he's starting to slow down, but he is still the go to guy, when the chips are down Hines shows up.

I hope he plays for us another couple of years, reaches the 1000 career catches mark and then retires a Steeler.

A true one off, I salute you Mr Ward!

Also he just belongs to us, everyone else hates him except the Steeler nation making him even more idolised if that's possible

WalkMan 15.01.2011 05:31 PM

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David Johnson #85
Tight End

steeler_kezza 15.01.2011 05:53 PM

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Antonio Brown

Love this thread, trying to learn some history whilst finding players. (although the two pics I've used are current players!!)

cheshiremulisha 15.01.2011 07:13 PM

1 of the best all round TE's in the game today, a probowler and 2 time superbowl winner. And hopefully a man that will have a big impact in tonights game - Mr Heath Miller

http://www.steelersgab.com/wp-conten...ath-miller.jpg

steeler_kezza 15.01.2011 08:19 PM

http://www.steelersonly.com/john_sta...orth_photo.jpg

#82 John Stallworth Hall Of Famer

Class of 2002
Wide Receiver >>> 6-2, 191
(Alabama A&M)
1974-1987 Pittsburgh Steelers

Johnny Lee Stallworth. . .Steelers’ fourth-round draft pick, 1974 . . . Played in six AFC championship games, four Super Bowls. . . Scored winning TD on 73-yard reception, Super Bowl XIV. . . Career statistics: 537 receptions for 8,723 yards, 63 TDs. . .All-Pro, 1979. . .All-AFC, 1979, 1984. . .Played in four Pro Bowl games. . . Two-time Steelers MVP. . Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (taken from the hall of fame website)

Here is the link for the All time steeler roster http://static.steelers.com/mediacont...mber_92994.pdf

Terrible Towel 17.01.2011 11:54 AM

81

Elbie Nickel TE

http://www.steelersuk.com/steelers/p...nickel-700.jpg


Elbie Nickel / Best tight end in Steelers history
Died Feb. 27, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Elbie Nickel did not become a household name in professional football merely because he helped produce the second most famous play in Steelers history.

The play occurred before television instant replay, it did not help the sorry Steelers' playoff chances in 1954 and it never acquired a catchy nickname.

Yet it is the only play that has held a prominent spot in the Steelers' offices, with a depiction of it hanging on a wall first at Three Rivers Stadium and now at their UPMC facility on the South Side. It was immortalized in a large X-and-O tapestry that shows Mr. Nickel as the receiver catching a long pass from Jim Finks that helped beat the Philadelphia Eagles at Forbes Field.

"He was part of one of the most famous plays we ever had, probably the second most famous after the Immaculate Reception," Steelers chairman Dan Rooney said yesterday. "We were playing the Eagles, and the Eagles had beaten us in a very controversial game earlier that season in Philadelphia where they broke Jim Finks' jaw."

Mr. Nickel, considered the best tight end in Steelers history by Rooney, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease near his home in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was 84.

Mr. Nickel was named the Steelers' best tight end when they picked their 50th anniversary team in 1982. He played for the Steelers from 1947 through 1957, served as their captain, was voted their MVP and made three Pro Bowl teams. His team record of 62 receptions in 1953 stood for 16 years. His 329 career receptions -- a team record until Lynn Swann surpassed it -- ranked fifth in Steelers history, the most by any of their tight ends.

He was a triple-sport star at the University of Cincinnati -- end on the football team, a top scorer on the basketball team and a pitcher and outfielder in baseball. His education was put on hold by the start of World War II, where the man known as "Nick the Slick" and later merely "Elbows" served in the Army.

He signed a contract with the Steelers, who drafted him on the 15th round in 1947, spurning an opportunity with baseball's Cincinnati Reds.

His best pro game, as detailed in author Jim Wexell's book Men of Steel last year, came in the last game of 1952. He caught 10 passes for 202 yards against Hall of Famer Dick "Night Train" Lane and the rest of the Rams' secondary.

"We had a picture that hung up in the basement that we'd joke back and forth about all the time," his son, Joe Nickel, told Wexell. "He was catching a pass over "Night Train" Lane. He had him beat by three or four steps."

Said Dan Rooney, "Elbie was a great player, a better player than people really know. In those days, there wasn't a position called tight end, but he really was a tight end. He could block, and he caught the tough passes over the middle."

Mr. Nickel also was a favorite of Dan's father, Art Rooney Sr., the founder of the franchise who also was a great horse player. "Elbie was a good friend of my father's, and he used to go to the Kentucky Derby with him every year," Dan Rooney said. "Elbie lived in Chillicothe, Ohio, which was on the way, because they drove to Louisville. So on the way, they'd pick up Elbie, and they always had a great time."

Mr. Nickel retired from football to join his father in the construction business in Chillicothe, where he lived in the same home for 50 years. He is survived by a son, Joe Nickel a daughter, Susan Dean; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

the_king_from_leon 17.01.2011 02:54 PM

Slightly surprised to see #85 and #84 being two players that havent really done much, I mean Johnson may have done a block and Brown has had 1 decent kick return this year, personally I would have rather seen some other guys on the list......such as Randy Grossman at #84 who won 4 Superbowl rings with us scoring a touchdown in superbowl X, still not my number to go to but look beyond the current crop as there are some serious greats out there, for those that dont know too much about previous players then check out this link and google some players to see more information:
http://static.steelers.com/mediacont...mber_92994.pdf

Anyways onto #80

I was very tempted to go for Plax and crack a lot of jokes about shooting yourself in the foot etc. but that would be poor taste, because Im sure he's thoroughly enjoying himself in prison being someones Beatch

So my number 80 is in fact Jack Butler, he was an undrafted free agent that was brought in to try out back in 1950, he played both WR and DE and proved himself to be such a great player on defence that he ended up being called up to the pro-bowl. He had 9 interceptions in 1953 and returned 3 of them for touchdowns (that was in the 12 game season!!!!!) He then in 1957 had 10 interceptions over the year, 4 in one match! He unfortunately had to retire from a crippling knee injury, however he remained in the NFL coaching until he could no longer due to his knee and then became a scout, he had evaluated over 30,000 college students in his time becoming one of the best talent evaluators!


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cheshiremulisha 17.01.2011 03:05 PM

Nice pdf, I will be looking at that in the future! But I had already picked my 79 - Larry Brown Tackle/Tight End

Brown played as a tight end from 1971-1976, and as a tackle from 1977-1984. During that time, he was one of twenty-two players to play in all of the first four of the Steelers Super Bowl victories (Super Bowl IX, Super Bowl X, Super Bowl XIII, and Super Bowl XIV). He was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1982 season.
Brown is also a member of the Steelers all time team.

http://i3.iofferphoto.com/img/item/110/074/282/eMdp.jpg

munkyb 17.01.2011 03:34 PM

#78 Dwight 'Mad Dog' White
4 x Super Bowl Winner
2 x Pro bowler

http://www.sportsbuy.com/images/ords...ok/4870682.jpghttp://static.nfl.com/static/content...white-wide.jpg



From wikipedia
"White spent much of the week leading up to Super Bowl IX in a hospital, suffering from pneumonia; he lost 20 pounds and was not expected to play in the game. However, he did play, and accounted for the only scoring in the first half when he sacked Fran Tarkenton in the end zone for a safety — the first points in Steelers' history in a championship game."

Terrible Towel 19.01.2011 10:15 AM

hmmm, unlucky number 77

could have plumped for Marvel Smith to keep it simple, but

almost plumped for Guard Carlton Haselrig, who went from being a non football playing wrestler, to being a pro bowl guard, then to a washed up drug addict all in the space of a handful of years!

Plumped for Steve Courson, another tragic figure . . .

Steve Courson 77

http://steelerpride.webs.com/steve_courson.jpg

He was know to be one of the first and best pulling gaurds in the NFL

Two time Superbowl winner, pulling guard, played more of a back-up roll earlier on in his career with us.

Probably best known though for coming out about his use of Steroids, and claiming some of his teammates used it too, . . . . quite a common occurence by all accounts in 70's football.

He was pretty much then an outcast as the NFL didn't want to face up to it.

Steve's somewhat turbulent life ended, when he died when a tree he was felling fell on him as he tried to save his dog.

Steve Courson played with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1977 to 1983 and was a a two time Super Bowl winner.

Born October 1, 1955 - Died November 10, 2005...RIP..

Kawakiri 19.01.2011 09:09 PM

#76
 
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John Banaszak gets my vote with his three Superbowl rings (X; XIII and XIV)

Kawakiri 19.01.2011 09:12 PM

Who will get the vote for the 75 shirt?
 
Guess there will only be one really up for it.

the_king_from_leon 20.01.2011 10:55 AM

#75 MEAN JOE GREENE

I wanted to hold off writing 76 because of this guy!


The Steeelers selected Joe Greene out of North Texas State University with the 4th pick in the 1969 draft. Voted the NFL's rookie of the year in 1969 even though the Steelers only managed one victory that year in Chuck Noll's first year as head coach. He was fast, ferocious and incredibly strong. Offences would double and triple team Mean Joe Greene to stop him from getting to their QB.

He became the spine of what is now heralded as the greatest defence in Steelers history 'The Steel Curtain'. They went on to win four superbowls and it was down to Joe Greene who changed the way the game is played, he fought hard and blitzed like nobody in the league. He was the first played ever to record the following in Superbowl IX - a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception.

His carreer achievements stand for themselves:
10× Pro Bowl selection (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979)
5× First-team All-Pro selection (1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979)
3× Second-team All-Pro selection (1969, 1971, 1975)
11× First-team All-AFC selection (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
1969 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
2× AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1972, 1974)
2× NEA NFL Defensive MVP winner (1972, 1974)

If you havent seen Mean Joe Greene in action then please watch highlights of him playing the game on youtube as after his retirement in 1981 the Steelers felt they had to change their defensive aligment to a 3-4 and havent moved back since.

#13 in the NFL's greatest ever:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO8FyOTlvqM

He also did the greatest coke advert of all time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xffOCZYX6F8



As you would imagine #75 has not been worn by any other player since Joe retired in 1981 - It has however not been retired as I have been informed just as good as
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/1869/meangreene.jpg

Kawakiri 20.01.2011 05:07 PM

Retired Number?
 
I thought the only officially retired number at the Steelers was 70.

cheshiremulisha 20.01.2011 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Kawakiri (Post 1303675)
I thought the only officially retired number at the Steelers was 70.

70 is the only official number that is retired (Ernie Stautner) but some other numbers like 75 & 32 are as good as retired and not worn out of respect for past greats.

Terrible Towel 21.01.2011 03:10 PM

74 Terry Long

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/mult...eveland.jb.jpg

A Guard for the Steelers during the barren period 84-91, incredibly Terry was just 5ft 11 tall and weighed 272lb!!!, unthinkable on an offensive line knowadays.

He made up for his lack size with quickness and was always the favored pulling guard.

Unfortunately Terry died a few years back, he committed suicide, it is believed he was suffering from depression brought on by possible brain injury.

RIP Fella

p.s. you'll notice I'll try and get as many 80's steelers in as possible as it was these guys names that evoke so many memories of my early Steeler supporting days!

Kawakiri 21.01.2011 05:15 PM

#73 Craig Wolfley
 
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Craig Wolfley 12-year veteran of the NFL who played 10 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Craig was selected as a member of the Steeler's All-Century Team (voted by Pittsburgh fans as a “team” of the best players to ever wear a Steeler uniform).
Still involved with Pittsburgh as a sideline analyst/reporter.

Terrible Towel 24.01.2011 12:37 PM

blimey, . . we better get a move on . . . SB HERE WE COME

Gerry Mullins 72

http://www.steelergridiron.com/histo...llins2_jpg.jpg

Mullins played the offensive guard position for the Pittsburgh Steelers for his entire professional career (1971-1979). Known as "Moon," Mullins was drafted in the fourth round of the 1971 NFL Draft and went on to win four Super Bowls with the Steelers (Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, and XIV). He can be remembered for a play in Super Bowl IX when he pulled on a sweep leaving an uncontested path for Franco Harris to trot into the goal. Mullins also recovered an onside kick in Super Bowl X. Mullins retired after Super Bowl XIV.

cheshiremulisha 24.01.2011 12:53 PM

Charlie Bradshaw #71

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Charlie Bradshaw played eleven seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the Pittsburgh Steelers making 2 pro bowls. He served for a time as the head of the NFL Players Association.

As a Pittsburgh Steeler, Charlie Bradshaw became one of the most notorious linemen of the day, drawing such tremendous booing from the home crowd that Club Owner Art Rooney discontinued pregame introductions of players at Pitt Stadium.

Pittsburgh Dreamer 24.01.2011 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by cheshiremulisha (Post 1307246)
Charlie Bradshaw #71

http://morevintagefootballautographs...dshawchasp.jpg

Charlie Bradshaw played eleven seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the Pittsburgh Steelers making 2 pro bowls. He served for a time as the head of the NFL Players Association.

As a Pittsburgh Steeler, Charlie Bradshaw became one of the most notorious linemen of the day, drawing such tremendous booing from the home crowd that Club Owner Art Rooney discontinued pregame introductions of players at Pitt Stadium.

I always thought he played Quarterback!:D

Terrible Towel 24.01.2011 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by cheshiremulisha (Post 1307246)
Charlie Bradshaw #71

http://morevintagefootballautographs...dshawchasp.jpg
As a Pittsburgh Steeler, Charlie Bradshaw became one of the most notorious linemen of the day, drawing such tremendous booing from the home crowd that Club Owner Art Rooney discontinued pregame introductions of players at Pitt Stadium.

Makes you wonder why he was so unpopular?

cheshiremulisha 24.01.2011 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Terrible Towel (Post 1307303)
Makes you wonder why he was so unpopular?

I just don't think we had anything to cheer about back then.

Just found this article, that explains a bit (or rather doesnt) but he sounds like a decent guy and a decent player who made the pro bowl twice as a stiller

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...9427/index.htm

Terrible Towel 24.01.2011 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by cheshiremulisha (Post 1307327)
I just don't think we had anything to cheer about back then.

Just found this article, that explains a bit (or rather doesnt) but he sounds like a decent guy and a decent player who made the pro bowl twice as a stiller

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...9427/index.htm

Good read that, still a bit of a mystery, couldn't have been cus he was ginger could it?

steeler_kezza 24.01.2011 04:06 PM

Ernie Stautner #70

http://www.sportsblink.com/product_i...ph-3389728.jpg

Stautner played for the Steelers from 1950 to 1963.He was selected to nine Pro Bowls. tautner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on September 13, 1969, his first year of eligibility.

Stautner is the only player to ever have his number (70) officially retired.

Terrible Towel 25.01.2011 10:20 AM

Gabe Rivera 69

http://www.sanantoniosports.org/side...F04/rivera.jpg

DT Gabe is best known for being the person we drafted in the first round of the 83 draft, when we should have drafted hometown hero - Dan Marino instead, a decision that haunted us all through the mid 80's to mid 90's!

Having chosen to rebuild the team through the Defensive Line, much Like Chuck had with the drafting of MJG, Gabe was just beginning to come along nicely, and there is little doubt he would have been a good one, . . . . however . . . he was paraylsed in an accident, see below . . .

On the night of Oct. 20, 1983, Rivera was on his way home, zipping down Babcock Boulevard.

He had been drinking and was not wearing a seat belt.

The car spun out of control, and Rivera was thrown out the back window. He shattered his spine when he landed and was paralyzed from the chest down.

"I remember the doctors didn't know my (shoulder blade) was broken in half until a few days later, when I finally could talk again," Rivera said. "I asked them, 'Why does it hurt there?' and they realized it was broken."

These days, Rivera, who is married with two children, tries not to think back to the night of his wreck. The depression and anger he felt have slowly dissolved over the years.

"It's not as bad now as it was then," he said softly. "Every once in a while, I'll think about 'what if' and how my life might have been different. But I don't dwell on it. You learn to let it go."

Even as he came to grips with the end of his career as a player, Rivera remained a Steelers fan. He still follows the team "as much as I can" on television and the Internet.

cheshiremulisha 25.01.2011 10:28 AM

LC Greenwood 68

http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com...wood79pf-1.jpg

A 10th round draft pick who 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 six times in sacks with a career total of 73½.
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 four 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.

Besides his playing ability, Greenwood was known for wearing gold-colored shoes on the football field. (By today's NFL rules, Greenwood would be fined since it would not be in uniform with the rest of the team.) Greenwood was called “Hollywood Bags” because he claimed he kept his bags packed and ready so he could leave for Hollywood at a moment's notice. 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.

In 1991, Greenwood was named to the Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team and in 2007 he was named to the Steelers All-Time team.


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