Former All-Pro linebacker Kevin Greene, who was considered one of the most elusive sack masters in NFL history, died on Monday. He was 58.
The Hall of Famer finished his career with the Carolina Panthers in 1999. Greene was drafted in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. He spent the first eight years of his career in Tinseltown before signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers before the 1993 season. The zealous Greene was paired with Greg Lloyd to make one of the NFL’s most fearsome duo in of the 90’s. He played in Super Bowl XXX with the Steelers before joining the Panthers in 1996.
Greene had three seasons with 14 or more sacks, including twice with the Panthers late in his career. He retired with 160 sacks, which is third all-time behind Bills legend Bruce Smith (200) and Eagles/Packers great Reggie White (198).
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