"Mean" Joe Greene Retires From His Role As Special Assistant
Joe Greene, 66, announced his retirement today as special assistant in the player personnel department.
"Mean Joe Greene" as he was affectionately known was a key member of the "Steel Curtain" defense. He was selected in the first round in 1969 and went on to earn FOUR Super Bowl rings. He retired after 13 years and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.
"There are a few people in the history of the NFL who have had a greater impact on one franchise than Joe Greene had on the Pittsburgh Steelers," said Steelers president Art Rooney II.