BIRMINGHAM (SWAC.org) - Southwestern Athletic Conference standouts L.C. Greenwood of Arkansas AM&N (posthumously), and Arkansas – Pine Bluff head football coach Monte Coleman will be two of four former HBCU inductees to be honored at the MEAC/SWAC Legends Reception.
The MEAC/SWAC Challenge Legends Reception, now in its seventh year, will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, at Disney's Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The event precedes this year's MEAC/SWAC Challenge, which features South Carolina State University and University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and kicks off at 2:30 p.m. CST Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. The game will be televised on ESPN.
A 1969 10th-round draft pick out of Arkansas AM&N, now Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Greenwood helped the Steelers become the best franchise in the NFL in the 1970s. Greenwood found his place on a defensive line that included Mean Joe Greene, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White. Experts has named the unit one of the greatest defensive lines ever assembled.
Greenwood may have played his finest game in Super Bowl X. Although sacks would not become an official statistic in the NFL for six more years, the play-by-play from Super Bowl X says Greenwood sacked Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach four times in that game. The official Super Bowl record for sacks in a game is three.
Greenwood was an Ebony All-American, six-time Pro Bowler, two-time All-Pro and a member of the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 1970s.
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