September 30, 2023

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NFL Sack Legend Kevin Greene Passes Away at 58

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Kevin Greene, who went from a college walk-on to one of the most ferocious NFL pass rushers of his generation, has died. He was 58.

Kevin Darwin Greene (July 31, 1962 – December 21, 2020) was an American professional football player who was a linebacker and defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, and San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1985 through 1999. He was also an outside linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers from 2009 through 2013 and the New York Jets from 2017 through 2018. Greene ranks third amongst all-time sack leaders, leading the NFL twice in that category. He was a three-time All-Pro, was voted to the National Football League 1990s All-Decade Team, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

Near the end of a career as one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers, Greene entered the squared circle for WCWWCW.

Upon his arrival, Greene teamed with fellow NFL player Steve McMichael and would go on to share the ring with some of the biggest names in sports-entertainment. The Pro Football Hall of Famer teamed with Roddy Piper and Ric Flair against Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx in a victory at Slamboree in May of 1997. In his last run with WCW, Greene teamed with Goldberg against nWo Black & White.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Greene died Monday but the cause of death was not disclosed.