Alumni Highlight: Greg Lloyd, ’87

Alumnus and Former Pittsburgh Steeler is Now a Black College Hall of Famer

May. 9, 2018

Alumnus Greg Lloyd, 1987, Pittsburgh Steeler #95, revolutionized the way the Pittsburgh Steelers utilized the position of outside linebacker, striking fear in the hearts of quarterbacks and offensive lines. With 54 sacks, he was named to five Pro-Bowls and was named Defensive Player of the Year in 1994. He is a two-time MVP for the Steelers, and was named to their “All-time Team,” featuring the top 33 players in the franchise’s history.

Lloyd grew up in Fort Valley, GA, growing up as the youngest of nine children. At FVSU, he was a three time SIAC defensive MVP and SIAC player of the year as a senior. As a player, winning was everything, and that meant excellence on the field and a toughness no one could match. When he ran out on the field as a Steeler, he often wore a shirt under his uniform that read, “I wasn’t hired for my disposition.”

Lloyd will be induced into the Black College Hall of Fame at a ceremony on February 10, 2018 in Atlanta.

Learn more about Greg Lloyd at NFL.com.

Fort Valley State University