PINE BLUFF — Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Pittsburgh Steelers great L.C. Greenwood has died. He was 67.

PINE BLUFF — Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Pittsburgh Steelers great L.C. Greenwood has died. He was 67.


CBS Sports announced Greenwood’s death during Sunday’s coverage of the Minnesota Vikings-Steelers game in London.


A native of Canton, Miss., Greenwood was named 1968 Ebony magazine All-American as a defensive lineman at what was then Arkansas AM&N College. He was part of the 1966 AM&N team that shared the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship, the only team in school history to clinch at least a share of a title until the 2012 UAPB team won the outright SWAC crown.


Greenwood was selected by the Steelers in the 10th round of the 1969 NFL Draft and played with the team until his retirement in 1981, winning four Super Bowls. At 6-feet-6, Greenwood was part of the Steelers’ "Steel Curtain" defensive line along with "Mean Joe" Greene, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White. He totaled 73.5 sacks for his professional career.


Greenwood also was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and was named to the NFL 1970s All-Decade team, but was never elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


The cause of Greenwood’s death was not immediately known.