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6. L.C. Greenwood

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6.  L.C. Greenwood
With ten 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.

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

Definitely put him in! - 90.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Canton, Mississippi, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 1987
  • Position: Defensive End
  • Games Played: 170
  • Notable Statistics: 14 Fumble Recoveries
    9 Fumble Recovery Yards
    78.0 Quarterback Sacks*
    110 Approximate Value

    8 Playoff Games
    12.5 Quarterback Sacks*

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.
  • Played For: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • College: Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  • Drafted: 10th Round, 238th Overall in 1969
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
    First Team All-Pro Selection (2) (1974 & 1975)
    Pro Bowl Selections (6) (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978 & 1979)
    Super Bowl Rings (4) (Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl IX, X, XIII & XIV)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Fumble Recoveries (1) (1971)
  • 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?

Definitely put him in! - 90.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.7%
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