Kevin Greene, NFL legend, dead at 58



Kevin Greene, one of the most terrorizing pass-rushers of all-time, died Monday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced.

The former linebacker was 58.

The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Kevin Greene,” Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker said in a statement. “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 starred at Auburn after walking on and was drafted in the fifth round by the Rams in 1985.

He spent 15 seasons in the league, playing for Los Angeles, the Steelers, Panthers and 49ers, leading the league in sacks twice (1994 and 1996). He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

The five-time Pro Bowler’s 160 career sacks rank third all-time.

He later served as an outside linebackers coach for the Packers and Jets.


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