Kevin Greene, the player with the third Most Sacks in the history of NFL, died at 58. According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Pittsburgh Steelers, he passed away on Monday. The reason for his death remains unknown, it hasn’t been shared. Greene passed away in his home in Florida.
He was a linebacker and defensive end, Greene had a 15-year long career in NFL. His passing is being taken sadly by the community. The Steelers president Art Rooney II said that his death is a shock to his fans and friends. Greene was a close friend and mentor to many in the Steelers family. And his death is going to leave a huge hole in the Steelers.
Kevin Greene made a name for himself as a Steeler. He was playing for the Rams. But in 1993 after eight seasons with the Rams, he joined the Steelers. He had an immediate impact when he paired with Greg Lloyd. Kevin and Greg made a formidable pair, they led a defense that became known as Blitzburgh. And they went on to play the Superbowl XXX.
In his statement, Art Rooney II said that Kevin Greene was passionate about what he did. His enthusiasm was infectious. That’s why his passing has left many devastated. His presence will be sorely missed.
Kevin Green played 228 games and had 160 sacks under his belt. He was also named after the Pro Bowl five times and is part of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s. He loved to contribute to the team and he considered his fellow players his brothers.
In 1999, Kevin Retired from the game, and in 2016 he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That’s why on his death The Hall of Fame flag will be flown at half-staff in Kevin’s memory. His legacy will live on forever.