Charles Edward “Mean Joe” Greene (September 24, 1946-) (DT) appeared in one of the most recognizable and sustaining Super Bowl advertisements in the history of the Super Bowl as he trades a young fan a Coke for his freshly game-worn jersey. The dialog of, “Hey kid, catch!” “Wow, thanks Mean Joe!” between the huge defensive tackle and the unselfish boy will forever be part of the American advertising lore. Joe Greene was a 1968 All-American for the North Texas State University Mean Green, from where his nickname derived, leading them to a 23-5-1 record during his tenure. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Mean Joe with the fourth overall pick of the 1969 NFL Draft and he remained a Steeler for his entire career (1969-1981). Greene established dominance early on as a defensive tackle becoming the 1969 NFL AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award, earning his first of five NFL All-Pro First Team selections and playing in his first of ten NFL Pro Bowls. During the 1970s, the Pittsburgh Steelers were the most successful of the decade as the won four Super Bowls (IX, X, XIII, XIV). Greene anchored the famed Steel Curtain defensive line that included L.C. Greenwood, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White. Joe Greene finished his career with 87.5 quarterback sacks, an unofficial 16 fumble recoveries for ten yards and one interception for 26 yards in 181 games and 172 starts. Mean Joe was the 1972 and 1974 NFL AP Defensive Player of the Year, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.