Ebene News – United States – Former NFL Hall of Fame Steelers linebacker Kevin Greene dies at 58

Former Steelers linebacker and NFL Hall of Fame member Kevin Greene has died aged 58

Greene was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1985 NFL Draft and has continued to play for the Rams, Steelers, Panthers and 49ers throughout his 15-year career He has also coached with the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets

Greene was a five-time Pro Bowler and a member of the 1990 NFL All-Decade Team He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2016

“The whole Pro Football Hall of Fame family is mourning the passing of Kevin Greene. I considered him a personal friend and a true Hall of Fame in every sense of the word. He possessed the most incredible attitude of all I met He was a great player, but more than that he was a great man Our hearts and prayers go out to Kevin’s wife, Tara, and all their family We will forever keep his legacy alive to serve inspiration for future generations The Hall of Fame flag will fly halfway in memory of Kevin “

Greene ended his 15-year NFL career with 160 sacks, which ranks third in league history behind only Bruce Smith (200) and Reggie White (198) He also had 23 forced fumbles and five interceptions

Former Panthers general manager Bill Polian has said Greene was an exceptionally dedicated person to his family, his profession as a football player and the military, where he rose to the rank of captain and served completed airborne training at Fort Benning to become a parachutist

“He was a self-taught technician and as good as anyone who has ever played the game in terms of technique,” said Polian, like Hall of Fame inductee Greene “And because he was undersized, guts played a huge role in his success”

“I wasn’t the tallest (and) I wasn’t the fastest,” Greene once said, “But as long as you have an engine, you have a heart that will overcome any physical limitation”

“I figured out how to get past the rush,” said Greene “I figured out how to put a guy, an offensive tackle three to four inches taller, 80 pounds heavier, put him in the chess position , and I did it “

Dom Capers, who coached Greene in Pittsburgh and Carolina, said Greene “had such a great passion for the game”

“He had a contagious personality,” Capers said. “He influenced everyone around him. Everyone had enormous respect for him because he was producing not only as a player, but also because he was as good a player as he was, he was an even better person”

“So sad to hear the news of Kevin Greene’s passing,” said Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward “I only had a few interactions with him, but when we spoke he always spoke with a lot of energy and passion.”

“It is an honor to represent this legendary number today for you and your family I will make you proud Prayers to Kevin Greene a legend”

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Ebene News – United States – Former Steelers linebacker, NFL Hall of Fame member Kevin Greene dies at 58

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