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|Date of birth:January 14, 1960|
|Place of birth: New Brighton, Pennsylvania|
|High School: Blackhawk High School|
|Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)||Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)|
|College: Kansas State|
|Undrafted in 1983|
|Debuted in 1983 for the Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Last played in 1988 for the New York Knights|
|Roster status: retired|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 1984|
|Fumble Return Yards||94|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Best was born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania and attended Blackhawk High School in nearby Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He was named second-team All-Conference in football as a junior and first-team All-Conference his senior year.
He matriculated at Kansas State where he walked on to the football team as a wide receiver. He became a four-year starter as a cornerback and kickoff returner, although he redshirted his sophomore season due to injury. As a senior in 1982, Best was named to the All-Big Eight Conference team.
Best went undrafted in the 1983 NFL Draft, but was signed shortly after the draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He spent training camp with the team, but was among the final roster cuts. The Steelers re-signed Best after the third game of the 1983 season when Eric Williams was placed on the injured reserve list due to an ankle injury.
He played primarily as a special teamer with the Steelers with occasional reps at safety in passing situations. Best's finest performance as a pro came in week seven of 1983 against the rival Cleveland Browns. In that game Best made three tackles in the kicking game, caused an incompletion with a hit on Ozzie Newsome on defense and returned a fumble 94 yards for the game's final score. That 94-yard fumble recovery return was the longest of the season in the NFL.
Best was once again released by the Steelers prior to the 1984 season. He was picked up by the Browns, for whom he played five games in 1984. He later signed with the Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League (USFL), but the league folded before he had a chance to play. His bad luck continued when he signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League only to see that team also fold before he could join them.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Greg Best bio". databaseFootball. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=BESTGRE01. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Greg Best bio". Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame. http://www.bcshof.org/halloffamers/best1996.htm. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- ↑ "College rosters loaded with area football products". The Beaver County Times. August 30, 1982. pp. B4. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8XEuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MdoFAAAAIBAJ&dq=greg-best%20blackhawk&pg=1221%2C5850866. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Steelers Sign Best, Warman". The Beaver County Times. April 29, 1983. pp. B1. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=01UvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zNoFAAAAIBAJ&dq=kansas%20greg-best&pg=1389%2C5740291. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- ↑ Cook, Ron (September 20, 1983). "Greg Best Back with Steelers!". The Beaver County Times. pp. B1. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=o_wqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=V9oFAAAAIBAJ&dq=greg-best%20steelers&pg=1829%2C3915593. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Cook, Ron (October 17, 1983). "Best a beast on kick teams". Pittsburgh Press. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ORkeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6mEEAAAAIBAJ&dq=kansas%20greg-best&pg=3764%2C2271215. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- ↑ "1983 NFL Leaders and Leaderboards". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1983/leaders.htm. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Glass, Burton (July 1, 1987). "Gladiators sign Russell for quick fix at quarterback". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. pp. 19. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Iu8NAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IW4DAAAAIBAJ&dq=kansas%20greg-best&pg=6879%2C80517. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Allman, Bill (September 29, 1993). "Update: Greg Best". Allegheny Times. pp. B1. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=urUiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C7UFAAAAIBAJ&dq=kansas%20greg-best&pg=6395%2C6340008. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- ↑ "Weddings: Wickline-Best". The Beaver County Times. August 17, 1982. pp. A10. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6HEuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MdoFAAAAIBAJ&dq=greg-best%20blackhawk&pg=5451%2C3048152. Retrieved 23 February 2010.