Kevin Greene’s historic success was due more to determination and passion for the game than any otherworldly physical traits

He was a fall character who roared as he spoke and grinned ear to ear with his game and had big eyes when a quarterback was nearby

Greene, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, died Monday as one of the most prolific pass rushers to stand on the grate. He was just 58 years old

Greene’s 15-season NFL career, a class of the 2016 NFL career inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was highlighted by 160 sacks This is the third highest sum in league lore

“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family is in mourning for Kevin Greene,” said David Baker, President and CEO of the Hall of Fame, in a statement. “I considered him in every way a personal friend and a true Hall of Famer He had the most incredible can-do attitude of anyone I have ever met. He was a great player, but on top of that he was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin’s wife, Tara and all of her family, we will be his legacy for always kept alive to inspire future generations. The Hall of Fame flag is hoisted on half a staff in Kevin’s memory “

After a successful and successful NFL run, Greene collected the above 160 bags over the 15 seasons, only followed by Bruce Smith (200) and Reggie White (198) Greene produced 10 double-digit sack seasons that resulted in five Pro Bowls, two All-Pro selections, and a spot on the Hall of Fame’s All-1990 Team

Greene’s NFL career began eight seasons in the Rams organizations after being selected in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft, and he also played one season with the San Francisco 49ers

“We lost a great player and person this morning with the death of Kevin Greene. His sudden death comes as a shock to all of us as he has been a close friend and teammate to so many in the Steelers family” Art Rooney II, President of Steelers, said in a statement “When Kevin joined the Steelers in 1993, he had an immediate impact. Along with Greg Lloyd, Kevin and Greg led a defense known as Blitzburgh and then in Super Bowl XXX played Kevin’s energy and enthusiasm inspired both our team and our fans

“My condolences go to Kevin’s wife Tara, her children and the entire Greene family at this most difficult time. They will always be members of the Steelers family and in our thoughts and prayers”

A real success story that was driven by determination Greene was a walk-on at Auburn before joining the Rams, where the future Hall of Famer didn’t start a game until his fourth NFL season, 1988, when he registered 165 sacks – a career high he would hit the next season has reached

In 1993, Greene joined the Steelers and played a huge role in Pittsburgh’s final run to Super Bowl XXX, where the Steelers fell victim to the Cowboys.He joined the Panthers to return to head coach Dom Capers, who had previously been two seasons his defensive coordinator had been in Pittsburgh and flourished on the 3-4 pattern

Greene’s greatness became evident throughout his career, a sack master who terrorized opposing quarterbacks and led the league twice in sacks, which was consistent in the chaos he created in the background regardless of his age

Greene has had seven seasons with double-digit sacks ages 30+, which is what Smith has tied the most, and remains the only player with double-digit sacks for four teams.In his senior year 1999, he counted 12 sacks for the Panthers when he actually did with one Roar went out

Loud, physical, and aggressive, Greene also tried his hand at pro wrestling, joining the World Championship wrestling ranks when he was still an active NFL player.He was bigger than life, loud in everything he was into the arena did

He played with a smile for the love of the game and the love of the mess he had made He was one of the NFL’s greatest wild men

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