AUDIO HERE: Steelers teammates and friends remember LC Greenwood
UNDATED — Teammates and friends are mourning the death of former Pittsburgh Steelers player LC Greenwood. Greenwood died Sunday at the age of 67.
Robin Cole was a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers who says Greenwood took him under his wing. “He was like a brother to me. Our rooms were next to each other in camp and then we became roommates when we traveled on the road. He shared with me ideas about getting into business and how it works. In fact, in 1980 we started the RC Construction company and he was a part of that along with me.”
Listen to Robin Cole’s comments on LC Greenwood here:
In addition to being an NFL great, Greenwood was on the board of the Selinsgrove-based EconomicsPA. President and CEO of EconomicsPA Fritz Heinemann says Greenwood was a great fit for the organization. “He was a great business leader in Pittsburgh and beyond. He understood our concept and as a volunteer, you could not find someone more involved and interested. He really put himself in all of our endeavors.”
Greenwood spent 13 years in Pittsburgh and despite being a four-time Super Bowl champion and a six-time Pro Bowl selection, he was never inducted into the Hall of Fame. “Obviously he was a great player, he deserved to be in the Hall of Fame and there is no reason he was not elected. But, he never let that bother him. He always said his record would be his legacy and people could judge him from that.”
Heinemann says Greenwood was also a great friend to him, calling him an incredible, caring, engaging and funny person who will be missed. (Sara Bartlett)
Listen to Fritz Heinemann’s comments on LC Greenwood here: