Joe Greene's Career Highlights

All-NFL: 1972 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW), 1973 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW), 1974 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW), 1977 (AP), 1979 (PFWA, PW)

All-NFL Second Team: 1969 (NY), 1971 (PFWA, NEA), 1975 (AP, PFWA, NEA), 1976 (AP), 1979 (NEA)

All Eastern Conference: 1969 (SN)

All-AFC: 1970 (UPI, SN), 1971 (AP, UPI, SN, PW), 1972 (AP, UPI, SN), 1973 (AP, UPI, SN, PW), 1974 (AP, UPI, SN, PW), 1975 (AP, UPI, PW), 1976 (AP, PW), 1977 (UPI), 1978 (PW), 1979 (UPI, SN, PW)

All-AFC Second Team: 1976 (UPI), 1978 (UPI)

(10) – 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980

 

Steelers' Records held by Greene(at the time of his retirement following the 1981 season)

 


• [Tied for 2nd] Most Fumble Recoveries in a season – 5 (1978)
• [3rd] Most Career Sacks – 66
• [Tied for 3rd] Most seasons played – 13 (1969-1981)

Sack Title – 1972, 1976

• 1972 Defensive Player of the Year (AP, NE, PW)
• 1974 Defensive Player of the Year (AP, NE, PW)
• 1969 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (AP, PW)
• NFL 75th Anniversary Team
• Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team
• 1970s All-Decade Team
• All-Time NFL Team (selected in 2000)

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1969 Pittsburgh Steelers 1 13 0 (4th)
1970 Pittsburgh Steelers 5 9 0 (3rd)
1971 Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8 0 (2nd)
1972 Pittsburgh Steelers 11 3 0 (1st)
1973 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 4 0 (2st)
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 3 1 (1st)
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 2 0 (1st)
1976 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 4 0 (1st)
1977 Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 0 (1st)
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 2 0 (1st)
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 4 0 (1st)
1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 (3rd)
1981 Pittsburgh Steelers 8 8 0 (2nd)

 

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