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"Mean" Joe Greene

'Mean' Joe Greene
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There's debate whether Joe Greene took his nickname from his alma mater, the North Texas State Mean Green, or if he was the inspiration for their name, but either way, he left college with a surname that fit his no-holds-barred style. The Hall of Fame defensive tackle was the cornerstone of Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain" defense that captured four Super Bowl titles.
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