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Joe Greene

Charles Edward Greene (Mean Joe)

Position: DT
Height: 6-4    Weight: 275 lbs.

Born: September 24, 1946 in Temple, TX
High School: Dunbar
College: North Texas   (school history)    (Greene college stats)
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1969 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 103 (92nd overall since 1950)
10-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1987

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All-Time Rank: #40. Willie Davis… #41. Mike Singletary… #42. Mel Blount… #43. JOE GREENE… #44. Buck Buchanan… #45. Larry Wilson… #46. Don Maynard… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1969*+ 23 PIT LDT 72 14 14 8
1970* 24 PIT LDT 75 14 14 8
1971* 25 PIT LDT 75 14 14 0 0 3 3 0 9
1972*+ 26 PIT LDT 75 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 16
1973*+ 27 PIT LDT 75 14 13 0 0 2 0 0 14
1974*+ 28 PIT LDT 75 14 14 1 26 0 26 0 0 1 4 7 0 15
1975* 29 PIT LDT 75 10 9 10
1976* 30 PIT LDT 75 14 14 13
1977+ 31 PIT LDT 75 13 13 0 0 1 0 0 11
1978* 32 PIT LDT 75 16 16 0 0 5 0 0 12
1979* 33 PIT LDT 75 15 15 9
1980 34 PIT LDT 75 15 15 7
1981 35 PIT ldt 75 14 7 4
Career 181 172 1 26 0 26 0 0 1 16 10 0 136

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1972*+ 26 PIT LDT 2 2
1973*+ 27 PIT LDT 1 1
1974 ❍ 28 PIT LDT 3 3 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.0
1975 ❍ 29 PIT LDT 2 2
1976* 30 PIT LDT 2 2 1.0
1977+ 31 PIT LDT 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
1978 ❍ 32 PIT LDT 3 3 4.0
1979 ❍ 33 PIT LDT 3 3 1.0
Career 17 17 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 7.0

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3 Merlin Olsen*, Gerard Warren, Anthony Weaver, Greg Ellis, Kevin Carter, Regan Upshaw, Bruce Clark, Lionel Aldridge, Jim Dunaway, Buck Buchanan*
4 Jerome Brown, Tommie Harris, John Henderson, Charlie Johnson, Roger Brown, Corey Simon, Otis Sistrunk, Darnell Dockett, Bill Stanfill, Dan Hampton*
5 Roger Brown, John Henderson, Jerome Brown, Dana Stubblefield, Bill Stanfill, Corey Simon, Rubin Carter, Charlie Johnson, Earl Faison, Bob Lilly*
6 Julius Peppers, Tom Sestak, Roger Brown, Bill Stanfill, Bob Baumhower, Jason Taylor, Bruce Smith*, Bob Lilly*, Merlin Olsen*, Chester McGlockton
7 Buck Buchanan*, Merlin Olsen*, Bob Baumhower, Tom Sestak, Jason Taylor, Roger Brown, Julius Peppers, Lee Roy Selmon*, Neil Smith, Bob Lilly*
8 Bob Baumhower, Buck Buchanan*, Merlin Olsen*, Julius Peppers, Jason Taylor, Ray Childress, Bob Lilly*, Neil Smith, Roger Brown, Lee Roy Selmon*
9 Ray Childress, Merlin Olsen*, Buck Buchanan*, Jason Taylor, Bob Baumhower, Bob Lilly*, Roger Brown, Neil Smith, Vince Wilfork, Deacon Jones*
10 Bob Lilly*, Merlin Olsen*, Ray Childress, Buck Buchanan*, Neil Smith, Jack Youngblood*, Jared Allen, Julius Peppers, Deacon Jones*, Jerry Mays
11 Merlin Olsen*, Buck Buchanan*, Bob Lilly*, Neil Smith, Ray Childress, Jack Youngblood*, Jason Taylor, Richard Dent*, Jared Allen, Deacon Jones*
12 Merlin Olsen*, Buck Buchanan*, Bob Lilly*, Neil Smith, Justin Smith, Jack Youngblood*, Ray Childress, Deacon Jones*, Trevor Pryce, Richard Dent*
13 Merlin Olsen*, Buck Buchanan*, Jack Youngblood*, Bob Lilly*, Justin Smith, Neil Smith, Deacon Jones*, John Randle*, Ray Childress, Howie Long*
Career Jack Youngblood*, Buck Buchanan*, Steve McMichael, Neil Smith, Merlin Olsen*, Ray Childress, Justin Smith, Howie Long*, Bob Lilly*, Trevor Pryce

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams