Pro Football Hall of Famer Kevin Greene has died at the age of 58.
“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Kevin Greene,” HOF President and CEO David Baker said Monday. “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 played from 1985 to 1999 … playing for the Rams, Steelers, Panthers and 49ers.
The Auburn legend — who was picked in the fifth round by the Rams in the ’85 NFL Draft — earned 5 Pro Bowl honors, 2 All-Pro nods, and an NFL Defensive MVP award in his career.
Statement from Steelers President Art Rooney II on the passing of Kevin Greene: pic.twitter.com/QkbM6gYyIk
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 21, 2020
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside Brett Favre, Orlando Pace, and Marvin Harrison in 2016.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of my HOF Brother #KevinGreene… I am shocked to hear the news about my friend, as I reflect on the time we spent over the years! I will miss you brother… but Heaven got better today! Until we meet again #RIP
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) December 21, 2020
Kevin Greene, the longtime NFL star who terrorized opposing quarterbacks throughout his 15-year career, died Monday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame said. ⁰⁰He was 58. pic.twitter.com/W71KxEyvsw
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 21, 2020
Greene played in 228 games, starting 176.
.@ProFootballHOF LB Kevin Greene has passed away at the age of 58.
Rest in peace to a legend. pic.twitter.com/pKfTlY66Gu
— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 2020
Our thoughts are with the family of NFL legend Kevin Greene. A former Jets coach, Kevin made a positive impact on everyone he met. He'll be missed. pic.twitter.com/ok2MP8LNp4
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 21, 2020
Greene also wrestled on occasion in WCW.