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Canton native, Super Bowl champ, LC Greenwood laid to rest

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LC Greenwood, the legendary left defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers--and Canton, Mississippi native--receives an emotional tribute Saturday morning. His family says he would have asked for his funeral to be a celebration.

Held at Greater Faith Calvary Church in Canton, people that knew number 68 remembered his life, and of course his career. Greenwood helped the Steelers to four Super Bowl Championships in a span of six years as part of the famed "Steel Curtain".

One of his high school coaches remembers when Greenwood fell in love with the game.

"He was the epitome of a student athlete," says Coach T. Anderson. "You know, sometimes you look at jocks as being average pupil or sometimes dumb jocks or whatever. But he was an excellent student, the epitome of a student athlete. He loved people. He loved competing. He loved hitting on you as a football player. Those big long hands, I'll never forget. I'll never forget. In a practice, the head football coach looked over at us and said 'I believe we have us something here right now. this guys something'."

Greenwood spent most of his life in the Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His family says the city has been deeply affected by his death. A funeral was held there earlier this week.

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