A 1968 consensus All-America at North Texas State, Joe Greene was Pittsburgh’s No. 1 pick in the 1969 National Football League Draft.
Playing left tackle, Greene was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1969.
Greene received 10 Pro Bowl invitations. His first invitation came his rookie year.
Greene had career-high 11 sacks in 1972 when Pittsburgh reached the playoffs for the first time ever.
Joe was named All-NFL five times, and earned all-conference recognition 11 straight years from 1969 to 1979.
In 1974, Pittsburgh won its first AFC championship and Super Bowl IX, which Greene played a major role in.
In both 1972 and 1974, when Greene was selected as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Joe played a major role in his team's success.
Greene was armed with speed, quickness, strength and great determination.
Joe opened his career with a 91-game streak that was interrupted by injury in 1975.
Greene with his presenter, Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll.
Greene's Hall of Fame Mural.
Greene's Hall of Fame Bust.