NFL Hall of Fame football player Kevin Greene died suddenly on December 21 at the age of 58.  An official cause of death has not been given.

After spending 15 seasons in the National Football League as a pass rusher, Greene was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.  During that career, Greene racked up 160 quarterback sacks – which ranks him third on the list behind Bruce Smith and Reggie White.  Greene racked up double digit sacks in 10 of his 15 seasons. 

Other accomplishments include five Pro Bowl appearances, was selected to the All-Pro team twice, and was named to the NFL Hall of Fame All 1990’s Team.

After walking on at Auburn, he was drafted by the then St. Louis Rams in 1985, Greene also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, and the San Francisco 49ers.  It would be his fourth season before Greene was named as a starter; where he went on to rack up 16.5 sacks – a feat he repeated in the next season.

Greene also joined the ranks of professional wrestlers with World Championship Wrestling.  Once his playing days were over, Green became a linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers and was a coach for the New York Jets.

Greene is survived by his wife Tara and children.

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NFL Hall of Fame football player Kevin Greene died suddenly on December 21 at the age of 58.  An official cause of death has not been given.

After spending 15 seasons in the National Football League as a pass rusher, Greene was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.  During that career, Greene racked up 160 quarterback sacks – which ranks him third on the list behind Bruce Smith and Reggie White.  Greene racked up double digit sacks in 10 of his 15 seasons. 

Other accomplishments include five Pro Bowl appearances, was selected to the All-Pro team twice, and was named to the NFL Hall of Fame All 1990’s Team.

After walking on at Auburn, he was drafted by the then St. Louis Rams in 1985, Greene also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, and the San Francisco 49ers.  It would be his fourth season before Greene was named as a starter; where he went on to rack up 16.5 sacks – a feat he repeated in the next season.

Greene also joined the ranks of professional wrestlers with World Championship Wrestling.  Once his playing days were over, Green became a linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers and was a coach for the New York Jets.

Greene is survived by his wife Tara and children.

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