Just when you thought that this Steelers' season couldn't get any worse, it has. It appears that one of the members of the legendary Steel Curtain has passed away.
Bill Phillips of WPXI tweeted this out just moments ago...
Greenwood was drafted in the 10th round of the 1969 draft, the same draft that the Steelers took fellow Steel Curtain member and Hall of Famer Joe Greene with the number four overall pick. He played with the Steelers his entire career retiring in 1981 with four Super Bowl Rings, a six time pro bowler, a two time all-pro, a member of the 1970's all-decade team, and a member of one of the greatest defenses of all time.
The defensive end isn't in the hall of fame, (finalist in 2005 and 2006) but many say he should be and there is still debate over whether he'll ever get in.
Greenwood's play speaks for itself and it says he was one of the greatest defensive ends of all time. He retired with 73.5 sacks (unofficial) which ranks second all time in franchise history. He played his best games on the biggest stages, haunting the likes of Fran Tarkenton and Roger Staubach in their Super Bowl battles, recording five sacks in four Super Bowl games.
Greenwood was also voted onto the Steelers 75th anniversary team in 2007.
Steelers fans and football fans everywhere will miss LC Greenwood. He may not ever get into the Hall of Fame, but his throwback style of play and gold shoes will live on in our hearts forever. Rest easy LC.