Hall of Famer Kevin Greene has passed away at the age of 58.
We will keep his legacy in the Game alive forever at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) December 21, 2020
Hall of Fame pass-rusher and long-time Green Bay Packers assistant coach Kevin Greene passed away at the age of 58.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame confirmed his passing.
Greene played 15 seasons and 228 games in the NFL, tallied 160 career sacks, made the Pro Bowl five times and was named to the 1990s All-Decade team.
In Green Bay, Greene will be remembered as one of the most recognizable and influential position coaches from Mike McCarthy’s staff.
After retiring as a player, Greene spent five seasons (2009-2013) with the Packers as the outside linebackers coach for Dom Capers’ 3-4 defense. He helped develop Clay Matthews into a star and won a title with the Packers in Super Bowl XLV.
With Greene as his position coach, Matthews tallied 50 sacks and made four Pro Bowl teams.
Greene played for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers. He had 10 seasons with at least 10 sacks and twice led the NFL in sacks. The Packers beat Greene and the Panthers in the NFC Championship Game to advance to Super Bowl XXXI.
Greene was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.