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Kevin Greene, one of the most terrorizing pass-rushers of all-time, died Monday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced.
The former linebacker was 58.
The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.
“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Kevin Greene,” Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker said in a statement. “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. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin’s wife, Tara, and their entire family.”
Known for his intensity on the field, Greene walked on and starred at Auburn. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 1985 draft by Los Angeles, where he would spend more than half of his 15-year career.
But “the time of my life and for my family was our three years in Pittsburgh,” Greene said before being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.
Greene, who ended up in Pittsburgh following eight years with the Rams, was a Pro Bowler his entire stint with the Steelers and led the league with 14 sacks in 1994.
Pittsburgh’s defense during that time was nicknamed “Blitzburgh.”
“We lost an amazing player and person this morning,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement. “Kevin’s energy and enthusiasm were inspiring for our team as well as our fans.”
After the Steelers lost in the Super Bowl following the 1995 season, Greene landed in Carolina, where he would lead the league in sacks again with 14.5 in 1996.
The five-time Pro Bowler’s 160 career sacks rank third all-time.
Greene also spent one season in San Francisco.
Following his playing days, Greene served as an outside linebackers coach for the Packers (2009-13) and Jets (2017-18).
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