Former Steelers L.C. Greenwood and Donnie Shell will be inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) as members of the Class of 2015.
The two are among seven inductees that will be honored at the Sixth Annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at the College Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 28, 2015.
Greenwood, the late Steelers defensive end, played at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff where he was a 1968 Ebony All-American in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. He played for the Steelers from 1969-81 and was a four-time Super Bowl champion, six-time Pro Bowl selection, and named to the NFL's 1970 All-Decade team.
Shell played at South Carolina State University where he was an All-American and All-Conference selection. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998. Shell played for the Steelers from 1974-87 and also played on four Super Bowl teams. The undrafted free agent was selected to five Pro Bowls, named All-Pro four times and was the Steelers MVP in 1980.
The Class of 2015 also includes Roger Brown (University of Maryland Eastern Shore), Richard Dent (Tennessee State University), Ernie "Big Cat" Ladd (Grambling State University), Ken Riley (Florida A&M University), and Coach W.C. Gorden (Jackson State University).
About the Black College Football Hall of Fame
The Black College Football Hall of Fame was established in October 2009 to honor the greatest football players and coaches from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Its trustees are football legends Mel Blount, James Harris, Willie Lanier, Art Shell and Doug Williams. The Black College Football Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. For more information visit www.BlackCollegeFootballHOF.org.