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Held at Greater Faith Calvary Church, people that knew "Number 68" remembered his life.

Canton Funeral Celebrates Life of Steelers Great L.C. Greenwood

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L.C. Greenwood, the legendary left defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers is given an emotional tribute Saturday in his hometown of Canton, Mississippi.

Held at Greater Faith Calvary Church, people that knew "Number 68" remembered his life.

Greenwood help led the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins in a span of six year during the 1970's.

Tevester Anderson, one of his coaches at Rogers High School, recalled when he started playing the game.

"He was the epitome of a student athlete. you know, sometimes you look at jocks as being average pupil or sometimes dumb jocks or whatever. But he was an excellent student," Anderson said.

"The epitome of a student athlete. He loved people. He loved competing. He loved hitting on ya as a football player," Anderson said.

"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'," Anderson said.

The member of the famous "steel curtain" spent most of his life in Pittsburgh. His family says the city's been deeply affected by his death. A funeral was held there earlier this week.

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