Charles Edward Greene, better known as "Mean" Joe Greene, is an American former professional football player who was a defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League from 1969 to 1981. A recipient of two NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards, five first-team All-Pro selections, and ten Pro Bowl appearances, Greene is widely considered to be the one of the greatest defensive linemen to play in the NFL. He was noted for his leadership, fierce competitiveness, and intimidating style of play for which he earned his nickname. Born and raised in Temple, Texas, Greene attended North Texas State University, where he earned consensus All-America honors as a senior playing for the North Texas State Mean Green football team. He was drafted by the Steelers fourth overall in the 1969 NFL Draft and made an immediate impact with the team, as he was named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year.
|Date of birth:||September 24, 1946|
|Place of birth:||Temple, Texas|
|High school:||Dunbar (Temple, Texas)|
|College:||North Texas State|
|NFL Draft:||1969 / Round: 1/ Pick: 4|
|IMDb:||Joe Greene's IMDb|
About Joe Greene
Dominant NFL defensive tackle who was known as Mean Joe Greene on the gridiron. He won four Super Bowl Championships with the Pittsburgh Steelers, with whom he spent his entire 13-year career.
He played college football at North Texas and was selected 4th overall in the 1969 NFL Draft by the Steelers.
He was selected to 10 Pro Bowls during his NFL career and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987. He gained widespread fame off the field for his role in the famous 1979 "Hey Kid, Catch!" Coca-Cola commercial.
He married Agnes Craft in 1969 and they had two sons, Major and Delon, and a daughter, JoQuel.
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- National Football League Defensive Rookie of the Year Award winners
- North Texas Mean Green football players
- Arizona Cardinals coaches
- Pittsburgh Steelers coaches
- Miami Dolphins coaches
- Eastern Conference Pro Bowl players
- Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees