By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Pro Football Hall of Famer Kevin Greene has passed away. He was 58.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. Pro Football Hall of Fame said that he passed away at his residence in Texas.
“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Kevin Greene,” Pro Football Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker said. “I regarded him as a personal friend and a true Hall of Famer in every sense. He possessed the most incredible can-do attitude of anyone I ever met. He was a great player, but more than that, he was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin’s wife, Tara, and their entire family. We will forever keep his legacy alive to serve as inspiration for future generations. The Hall of Fame flag will be flown at half-staff in Kevin’s memory.”
Greene was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. He played for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, and the San Francisco 49ers.
He was a fifth-round draft pick by the Rams in 1985. Greene played in the NFL from 1985 through 1999.
He was a five-time Pro Bowler. In addition, he led the league in sacks in 1994 and 1996.
Following his playing career, Greene went into coaching. He began his coaching career as the outside linebackers for the Packers from 2009 through 2013.
He also spent two seasons as the New York Jets outside linebackers coach in 2017 and 2018.
“We lost an amazing player and person this morning with the passing of Kevin Greene,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said in a statement. “His sudden death is a shock to us all as he was a close friend and teammate to so many people in the Steelers family. When Kevin came to the Steelers in 1993 he had an immediate impact. Paired with Greg Lloyd, Kevin and Greg led a defense that became known as Blitzburg and went on to play in Super Bowl XXX. Kevin’s energy and enthusiasm were inspiring for our team as well as our fans.
“My condolences go out to Kevin’s wife, Tara, their children and the entire Greene family in this most difficult time. They will always be members of the Steelers family and our thoughts and prayers.”
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