FOOTBALL fans have been devastated to hear the news of NFL legend Kevin Greene’s untimely death.
The sportsman died at just 58 years old at his Florida home. Here’s a look at his stellar career.
Who was Kevin Greene?
Kevin Greene was a Hall of Fame linebacker and one of the most prolific pass rushers in NFL history.
Greene’s 5-season NFL career was highlighted by 160 sacks – the third most sacks in NFL history behind Bruce Smith and Reggie White.
Greene started out as a walk-on at Auburn before joining the Rams.
The talented sportsman played for the Rams, Steelers, Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.
He played in 228 games, was named to the Pro Bowl five times.
After hanging up his boots at 37 years old, he coached for the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets.
As well as being an incredible NFL player, Greene tried his hand at pro wrestling. He joined the World Championship Wrestling ranks in the 90s.
Greene was a fan favorite due to his sportsmanship, big personality and contagious energy.
What’s known about his death?
No cause of death has been given upon Green’s passing.
Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement: “We lost an amazing player and person this morning with the passing of Kevin Greene,”
“His sudden death is a shock to us all as he was a close friend and teammate to so many people in the Steelers family.
“When Kevin came to the Steelers in 1993 (after eight seasons with the Rams) he had an immediate impact.
“Paired with Greg Lloyd, Kevin and Greg led a defense that became known as Blitzburgh and went on to play in Super Bowl XXX,
“Kevin’s energy and enthusiasm were inspiring for our team as well as our fans.”
Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker said: “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.”
The Hall of Fame flag will be flown at half-staff in Kevin’s memory.
Who is his wife Tara?
Tara Green was married to Kevin Greene since 1993.
The couple had two children together – a son named named Gavin and a daughter named Gabriella.
The pair lived together at their Florida home.
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