Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene, (born September 24, 1946) is a former all-pro American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. Throughout the early 1970s he was one of the most dominant defensive players in the National Football League. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest defensive linemen ever and was the cornerstone of the legendary Steel Curtain defense. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a four-time Super Bowl champion. His nickname, 'Mean Joe Greene' stems from his alma mater, the University of North Texas' athletic teams, which are nicknamed the Mean Green. Greene is also well known for his appearance in the 'Mean Joe Greene' Coca-Cola commercial in 1979, widely considered to be one of the all-time best Super Bowl commercials.
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