Who is Kevin Greene? Kevin Greene Bio/Wiki
Kevin Darwin Greene aka Kevin Greene was a professional American football player. From 1985 to 1999, he was a fullback and defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, and the National Football League (NFL) 49ers in San Francisco. He was born on July 31, 1962, in Schenectady, New York.
For the Green Bay Packers from 2009 through 2013 and the New York Jets from 2017 through 2018, he was also an outside linebackers mentor. Among all-time sack leaders, Greene ranks seventh, leading the NFL in that category twice. He was a three-time All-Star, was named to the All-Decade Team of the 1990s National Football League, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.
On December 21, 2020, he died.
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
He was 58 years old.
Kevin Greene survived by his wife Tara Greene. The couple has a son and a daughter. The names of the two of them Gavin And Gabrielle.
In 1988, behind Reggie White, Greene led the Rams with 161⁄2 sacks, which was second in the NFL overall. That number included 41⁄2 sacks in a crucial late-season game against Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers that the Rams had to win in order to reach the playoffs, which they did.
Greene later stated that, despite only spending three of his 15 years in Pittsburgh, he had the “time of his life” playing for the Steelers and wanted to accept his Hall of Fame ring from the franchise. His departure from Pittsburgh was due to the salary cap and the Steelers decided to concentrate on younger players, Greene felt hurt by the organization but continued to hold them in high regard, despite knowing the business decision.
Greene had a few brief World Championship Wrestling stints (WCW). He debuted in WCW with fellow NFL alum Steve McMichael as a tag team partner, but McMichael turned on him in favor of joining the Four Horsemen.
Before returning to take vengeance on McMichael in a single match, Greene vanished from WCW for several months, beating McMichael when the latter’s ally, Jeff Jarrett, mistakenly hit McMichael with a briefcase that Jarret had planned to hit Greene with.
In May 1997, in a winning effort at Slamboree, he teamed with Roddy Piper and Ric Flair to take on the new team of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Syxx, pinning Syxx.
At the age of 58, Greene died on December 21, 2020. The family confirmed that Greene died on Monday.
.@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
NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Greene has died at age 58
He’s third all-time in career sacks with 160 pic.twitter.com/AVJnqUhxRT
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) December 21, 2020
Man what the hell. Rest in Peace Kevin Greene. pic.twitter.com/QYQobhvsya
— SteelerNation (@SteeIerNation) December 21, 2020
— MVP Authentics (@MVPAuthentics) December 21, 2020
— That Blitz Guy (@ThatBlitzGuy) December 21, 2020
— Patrick (@roblespan) December 21, 2020
— Sebastian Weatherford (@classyseb) December 21, 2020