8.  L.C. Greenwood
LC Greenwood
With nine members of the 1970’s Pittsburgh Steelers already in the Football Hall of Fame, you would think that the team that won four Super Bowls in that decade would be sufficiently represented in Canton.  Some have said that they have the right amount, but the wrong representatives.  Those people point to L.C. Greenwood as the omission.

As a member of the famed Steel Curtain, L.C. Greenwood was part of the most dominating defense in football history that propelled the Steelers to four Super Bowls in a five year period.  Greenwood was a big part of that dynasty as he was a six time Pro Bowl selection who terrified opposing Quarterbacks.  Although the sack was not yet an official statistic, Greenwood totaled five of them in his four Super Bowls.  He was tall, fast and was seemingly everywhere on the field.

L.C. Greenwood was a Hall of Fame finalist six times but has yet to make the cut.  Should another 1970’s Steeler get in, it would have to be Mr. Greenwood.

The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Canton, Mississippi, U.S.A.

Eligible Since:

Left Defensive End

Played for:
Pittsburgh Steelers

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

10th Round, 238th Overall in 1969

Major Accolades and Awards:
Pro Bowl Selections (6) (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978 & 1979)
First Team All Pro Selection (2) (1974 & 1975)
NFL 1970’s All Decade Team
Super Bowl Rings (4) (Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl IX, X, XIII & XIV)

Other Points of Note:

Notable All Time Rankings:

Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame:
Finalist: 1991, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2005 & 2006
Semi Finalist: 2004

Should L.C. Greenwood be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 66.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.6%
Last modified on Sunday, 08 March 2015 02:41


0 #3 cka2nd . 2015-08-09 17:05
I'd have put both Greenwood and Russell in over Swann and Stallworth, both of whom are questionable members of the Hall, but I'm on the border with them both. I tend to be pretty tough even on my favorite team - Mick Tingelhoff yes, Ron Yary no, Carl Eller yes, Jim Marshall no - and try to apply the same standards across the board. Greenwood has the same number of Pro Bowls as Eller but three fewer All-Pro First Teams, so he's borderline to me. I'd say no to Russell: he was a perennial Pro Bowler like Matt Blair and Brad Van Pelt but never quite took it to the next level.
+1 #2 otis 2015-02-01 18:28
not only lc but andy Russell should be in 13 pro bowls and 6 super bowls between them
-2 #1 Robert 2012-07-14 16:52
Since the 1970's didn't have sacks or tackles as official stats, defensive lineman from that era are hard to judge. Intimidation was the name of the game, and L.C. was one of the best at it, playing on the D-line that was the best at it. I like that Carl Eller is in, but L.C. was better.

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