Kevin Greene was hailed as a “recreation changer,” a “true Corridor of Famer in each sense” and an “wonderful participant and particular person” in outpouring of emotion by the NFL following Greene’s demise Monday at age 58.
Greene made an enduring impression wherever he went in a professional soccer profession that included taking part in stints with the Rams, Steelers, Panthers and 49ers and training stops with the Packers and Jets. The Rams, Steelers and Panthers particularly made poignant statements.
The Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame, the place Greene was inducted in 2016, felt the loss deeply, too.
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“I regarded him as a private buddy and a real Corridor of Famer in each sense,” Corridor president and CEO David Baker said in a statement. “He possessed essentially the most unimaginable can-do perspective of anybody I ever met. He was an ideal participant, however greater than that, he was an ideal man.
A number of of Greene’s fellow Corridor of Famers expressed related sentiments.
Kevin Greene was a real warrior and a pricey buddy!!! As a lot as I disliked taking part in towards him I beloved every thing about him on the similar time and I beloved him like a brother. Gods military simply acquired a lot stronger 🙏 RIP brother
— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) December 21, 2020
We misplaced a legend in Kevin Greene. He was a HOF participant and even higher particular person. His ardour for soccer and life exuded in every thing he did. His spirit will stay without end. Condolences to Tara and your entire Greene household. Heaven simply acquired higher on Protection. Love that man.
— Invoice Cowher (@CowherCBS) December 22, 2020
My ideas and prayers exit to the household of my HOF Brother #KevinGreene… I’m shocked to listen to the information about my buddy, as I replicate on the time we spent through the years! I’ll miss you brother… however Heaven acquired higher right this moment! Till we meet once more #RIP
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) December 21, 2020
Steelers defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt, who wears the identical No. 91 that Greene wore with the workforce, pledged to honor Greene in Pittsburgh’s recreation Monday night time vs. Cincinnati.
Greene completed his profession in 1999 with 160 sacks, which is third all time behind solely Bruce Smith and Reggie White. He led the NFL in that class in 1994 and 1996.
The reason for Greene’s demise has not been disclosed.