HometownBell County

Actions

Temple ISD to retire 'Mean' Joe Greene’s Dunbar jersey number

Temple.JPG
Joe Greene
Posted at 10:50 AM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 22:56:23-04

TEMPLE, Texas — Temple-native and Pro Football Hall of Famer "Mean" Joe Greene was honored by Temple ISD Friday night.

The district retired the No. 75 Greene wore during his days playing for the Dunbar High School Panthers.

The ceremony took place at approximately 7:15 p.m. Friday at Wildcat Stadium before the Temple vs. Harker Heights game.

Greene played at Dunbar before going on to North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) and eventually the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Greene is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.

Greene's will be the first jersey to be retired by the school district. His No. 75 is also one of only two numbers officially retired by the Steelers.

'Mean' Joe Greene
"Mean" Joe Greene (75), left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers takes a short cut across Blaine Nye (61) guard for the Dallas Cowboys to put a sudden halt on Walt Garrison (32), at Irving, Texas, Oct. 8, 1972. The play picked up two yards in the first quarter of play between the Steelers and the Cowboys. (AP Photo/Ferd Kaufman)

“LIKE” 25 NEWS KXXV ON FACEBOOK FOR ALL THE LATEST CENTRAL TEXAS STORIES!