Part Of Pittsburgh’s ‘Steel Curtain
Greenwood means just one member of one christian louboutin outlet of the National Football League’s greatest defensive lines is still with us.
Greenwood, 67, died of kidney failure at Pr christian louboutin outlet esbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, the city’s Post Gazette reports.
Greenwood, “Mean” Joe Greene, Dwight White and Ernie Holmes formed the front line for what became known as the “Steel Curtin” defense christian louboutin outlet during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ glory years in the 1970s. The team won four Super Bowl titles in six years.
Holmes was killed in a January 2008 car crash. White died in June 2008 at the age of 58, after having “suffered a pulmonary embolism after routine back surgery,” according to the Pittsburgh Tribune christian louboutin outlet . Greene turned 67 last week, and was a Steelers special assistant for pro and college personnel until May of this year.
The Post Gazette adds that “nicknamed ‘Hollywood Bags’ and known for wearing golden shoes, Mr. Greenwood quickly established himself with the Steelers [after being drafted in 1969]. In 1971, he had five fumble recoveries, which tied for the NFL lead. In 1974, he posted a career high 11 sacks.”