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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
By United Press International
Mean Joe Greene retires from front office post with Steelers

Mean Joe Greene retires from front office post with Steelers

PITTSBURGH, May 7 (UPI) -- Mean Joe Greene, the man many fans believe to be the Pittsburgh Steeler's best player ever, has retired as special assistant to the team's general manager.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
By United Press International
'Mean Joe' back for another Super Bowl ad

'Mean Joe' back for another Super Bowl ad

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers lineman "Mean" Joe Greene says he will reprise his role as himself in a Downy commercial during Sunday's Super Bowl.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.
By United Press International
Steelers get Super Bowl rings

Steelers get Super Bowl rings

PITTSBURGH, June 10 (UPI) -- Members of the 2009 Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers received their rings for the team's sixth NFL title, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said.

Texas crash kills ex-Steeler Ernie Holmes

LUMBERTON, Texas, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Former defensive tackle Ernie Holmes, who played for two Pittsburgh Super Bowl winners, was killed in car crash near Lumberton, Texas, authorities said Friday.

'Mean' Joe Greene returns to Steelers

PITTSBURGH, March 9 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame defensive tackle "Mean" Joe Greene is back with the Pittsburgh Steelers, this time in the front office.

Giants' Keith Hamilton retires at 32

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Veteran defensive tackle Keith Hamilton, who spent all 12 of his NFL seasons with the New York Giants, announced his retirement Friday.

Kelly honors son at Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Quarterback Jim Kelly invited nearly 1,200 guests to celebrate his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But all he needed was the presence of his son.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Members

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

Kelly leads Hall of Fame class

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Jim Kelly, the only quarterback to take his team to four straight Super Bowls, has turned the Pro Football Hall of Fame into his personal playground.

Jim Kelly elected to Hall of Fame

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Jim Kelly, the only quarterback to take his team to four straight Super Bowls, made the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday in his first year of eligibility, but

Pro Football Hall of Fame Members

The annual selections to the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
By United Press International

Pittsburgh 15, Cleveland 12 (OT)

CLEVELAND, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Kris Brown kicked his fifth field goal 5:22 into overtime Sunday after missing a potential game-winning effort late in the fourth quarter to keep the Pittsburgh
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Charles Edward Greene, known as “Mean Joe” Greene, (born September 24, 1946) is a former all-pro American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. Throughout the early 1970s he developed into arguably the most dominant defensive lineman in the NFL. He is considered by many to be one of the best defensive linemen to ever play the game and was the cornerstone of the famous “Steel Curtain” defense. He is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a four-time Super Bowl champion.

Before his NFL career, "Mean Joe" Greene had an outstanding college football career at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) (1966-1968), assisting the team to a 23-5-1 record during his 3 seasons with them. In his 29 games at defensive tackle, North Texas State held the opposition to 2,507 yards gained on 1,276 rushes: a per carry average of less than two yards per attempt. His collegiate coach, Rod Rust, said of the 1968 consensus All-America, "There are two factors behind Joe's success. First, he has the ability to make the big defensive play and turn the tempo of a game around. Second, he has the speed to be an excellent pursuit player." A pro scout said, "He's tough and mean and comes to hit people. He has good killer instincts. He's mobile and hostile."

The North Texas mascot, the Mean Green, is named after him. In 1984, he was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. In 2006 was voted to the East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame .

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