Former Steelers Defensive Lineman L.C. Greenwood Has Died At Age 67

According to several media reports, former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end L.C. Greenwood died Sunday afternoon at the age of 67.

A member of the vaunted Steel Curtain defense in the 1970’s, Greenwood played for the Steelers from 1969-81 and earned four Super Bowl rings with them.

During his career, Greenwood made it to the Pro Bowl six times and finished his career with 73 1/2 unofficial sacks, which ranks second in franchise history behind linebacker Jason Gildon.

Greenwood, who was drafted by the Steelers in the tenth round of the 1969 NFL Draft out of Ark-Pine Bluff, was twice a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005 and 2006 but was not elected either year.

Greenwood played in 170 regular season games with the Steelers and retired in 1981.

  • george

    Sad news indeed.

  • frednash

    bye golden shoes

    the fines were worth it

  • 20Stoney

    This makes me sad….and he belongs in the hall.

  • Steeler50

    He was fantastic!!!!!!!!

  • T R

    He could not stand to see the Steelers go 0-4 Rest in Peace young man..

  • Rob

    Sad to see him go, he was a great player and deserved to be in the hall long ago. If you get a chance to see some of the great games from the Steelers Past he is a commentator on one of the HULU specials and is just great.

  • Dan

    Any news on the cause of death? Was he laughing or crying at the fact that Mike Adams has a job in the NFL as a left tackle?

  • Pete

    RIP LC. You were one of the best!

  • Eric

    Hollywood Bags was one of my favorite players from the 70’s. I want to express all of the respect to him that he is due and sincere sympathy to his family. With that said, I agree that L.C. is rolling over in his line of scrimmage in the sky over the way our defense played SUnday.

  • Riverstko

    RIP L.C. Future Hall of Famer They Better Recognize!