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Lloyd, Greg Biography

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Position Linebacker
Height 6' 2"
Weight 228 lbs.
College Fort Valley State
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1988 - 1997 Linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers
1998 Linebacker, Carolina Panthers
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Pro Bowl 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

Greg Lloyd is a member of Steelers Hall of Honor as a member of the Class of 2020.

At the time, Dick LeBeau had been involved in the National Football League for 47 years, 14 as a player and the last 33 as a coach. He has had two stints as a defensive coordinator in both Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, and he was the Bengals' head coach from 2000-02. When asked which player he has coached over those 33 seasons that he'd pick to build a defense around, LeBeau answered almost immediately: Greg Lloyd. What distinguished Lloyd from so many others? "Greg had a no-nonsense approach," said LeBeau, "that seemed to permeate the rest of the group." Lloyd played college football at Fort Valley State, where he also majored in chemical engineering, and the Steelers discovered him on a tape of the Sheridan All-Star Game, which featured players from the predominantly black colleges. Lloyd stood out because he made just about every tackle, all over the field, and the Steelers made him their sixth-round draft pick in 1987. Then, on his first play during his first minicamp, Lloyd covered the back out of the backfield and made the interception. A three-time All-Pro, Lloyd ranks ninth on the team's all-time sacks list with 53.5, played in five Pro Bowls and was named team MVP twice.