NFL: L.C. Greenwood, the relentless defensive end who made up one quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Steel Curtain” defense of the 1970s, has died. He was 67.
The Allegheny County (Pa.) Medical Examiner’s office said Greenwood died Sunday from undisclosed causes.
A six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, Greenwood played for the Steelers from 1969 through 1981, helping Pittsburgh win an unprecedented four Super Bowls in a six-year span. Greenwood, Joe Greene, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White formed the bedrock of the defense that helped turn a perennial loser into a dynasty.
“L.C. was one of the most beloved Steelers during the most successful period in team history and he will be missed by the entire organization,” Chairman Dan Rooney said in a statement. “He will forever be remembered for what he meant to the Steelers both on and off the field.”
|Seattle 23, Houston 20 (OT)|
|Kansas City 31, N.Y. Giants 7|
|Buffalo 23, Baltimore 20|
|Arizona 13, Tampa Bay 10|
|Indianapolis 37, Jacksonville 3|
|Cleveland 17, Cincinnati 6|
|Detroit 40, Chicago 32|
|Minnesota 34, Pittsburgh 27|
|Tennessee 38, N.Y. Jets 13|
|Washington 24, Oakland 14|
|San Diego 30, Dallas 21|
|Denver 52, Philadelphia 20|
|New England 30, Atlanta 23|
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