Kevin Greene Biography

Kevin Greene

Quick Facts About Kevin Greene

Celebrated Name Kevin Greene
Age 59 Years
Nick Name Kevin
Birth Name Kevin Darwin Greene
Birth Date 1962-07-31
Gender Male
Profession American footballer
Nationality American
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Schenectady, New York
Ethnicity American-White
Race White
Horoscope Leo
Religion Christian
High School Granite City (IL) South High School
College / University Auburn College
Awards NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1996) and more
Marital Status Married
Sexual Orientation Straight
Wife Tara
Children 2
Son Gavin
Daughter Gabrielle
Net Worth $10 Million
Source of Wealth Football Career
Height 1.91 m or 6 ft 3 in
Weight 112 Kg or 247 lbs
Body Type Average
Death Date 21st December 2020
Cause Of Death Unclear yet

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 was named for Kevin Greene. For the Green Bay Packers from 2009 through 2013 and the New York Jets from 2017 through 2018, he was an outside linebackers coach. 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. Moreover, he had also devoted a short time to World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He debuted in WCW as a tag team partner for fellow NFL alum Steve McMichael, but McMichael turned on him in favor of joining the Four Horsemen. Sadly, he passed away on 21st December 2020. 

Kevin Greene has died at age 58

Kevin Greene, who had the third-most sacks in NFL history, died Monday, according to statements from the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Greene was 58. No cause of death was given. "We lost an amazing player and person this morning with the passing of Kevin Greene," Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement. "His sudden death is a shock to us all as he was a close friend and teammate to so many people in the Steelers family. "When Kevin came to the Steelers in 1993 (after eight seasons with the Rams) he had an immediate impact. Paired with Greg Lloyd, Kevin and Greg led a defense that became known as Blitzburgh and went on to play in Super Bowl XXX," Rooney said. "Kevin's energy and enthusiasm were inspiring for our team as well as our fans." His 160 sacks are third since the NFL began compiling the statistic in 1982. "I loved getting a sack," Greene said, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame website. "My teammates depended on me to do that. I contributed. I didn't want to let my teammates down ... (It) was just me making a contribution and not letting my brothers down." "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. We will forever keep his legacy alive to serve as inspiration for future generations. The Hall of Fame flag will be flown at half-staff in Kevin's memory." He played 15 seasons in the NFL for four teams: the Los Angeles Rams (1985-1992), Steelers (1993-1995), Carolina Panthers (1996, 1998-99), and San Francisco 49ers. He was All-Pro in 1994 and 1996.  

Kevin Greene Died At 58

Source: @legacy

Cause of Death

Kevin Greene left this world on 21st December 2020 at the age of 58. His cause of death has not been revealed yet. 

Famous For

  • Being a professional football player.
  • Being a three-time All-Pro, and being voted to the National Football League 1990s All-Decade Team, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

What was the Birthplace of Kevin Greene?

On 31st July 1962, Kevin Greene was born in Schenectady, New York, the USA with the birth name/full name of Kevin Darwin Greene. He holds an American nationality and his ethnic background was American-White. His race was White. He was born to a military family due to which he began playing football on military bases. His family then moved to different bases and spent three years in Germany before they settled in Granite City, Illinois, in the year 1976. Leo was his Zodiac sign and his religion was Christian. Details about his parents and siblings are still to get unfold yet. 

Concerning his education, he went to attend Granite City (IL) South High School, and then he went to attend Auburn College. At his high school, he started playing football, basketball and was also a high jumper for the track team at Granite City High School. In the year 1980, he graduated and was also inducted into the Granite City Sports Hall of Fame in the year 1998. 

How was the NFL Career of Kevin Greene?

  • Regarding Kevin's College career, he enrolled at Auburn University and entered into the ROTC basic training for the United States National Guard at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama.
  • In the year 1980, he attempted to walk-on to the Auburn Tigers in college football as a punter. 
  • He then won the Zeke Smith Award as Defensive Player of the Year in 1984 where he has 69 career tackles as an outside linebacker and 11 sacks his senior year where he led the Southeastern Conference and won the Defensive Player of the Year Award in the year 1984. 
  • From his college, he attained a degree in criminal justice where he completed ROTC while at Auburn and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Alabama Army National Guard.
  • He earned the rank of captain and completed airborne training at Fort Benning to become a paratrooper at his time in the military. 
  • His NFL career began when he was selected by the Birmingham Stallions in the 1985 United States Football League Territorial Draft.
  • After that, he was selected by the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL in the fifth round (113th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft where he played 1985 to 1992 as a left defensive end from 1986 and 1987. 
  • In 1988, he became the starting left outside linebacker. He also led the team with 16.5 sacks. 
  • He made the All-Pro Team in 1989 and was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time with his second consecutive season of 16​.5 sacks (4th in the NFL). 
  • After that, he earned $225,000 each season of 1988 and 1989 and in the year 1990, he wanted a multi-year contract worth $1 million per season. He later signed a 3-year contract with the team. 
  • He was moved to left linebacker for a month and a half and then due to injuries he was moved to left defensive end for the remainder of the seasons after five games. 
  • With 10 sacks, he finished the 1992 season and Sports Illustrated's Paul Zimmerman picked him for his annual All-Pro team.  
  • Later, he signed a three-year, $5.35 million free-agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • He was also voted the NFLPA AFC Linebacker of the Year (tied with Junior Seau) for the first time in his career. 
  • He then went to his third Pro Bowl, where he finished with nine sacks and played in Super Bowl XXX, a loss to the Dallas Cowboys in 1995. His departure from Pittsburgh was due to the salary cap. 
  • After he left the team, Pittsburgh, he signed with the team, Carolina Panthers for two years in a $2 Million deal. He also helped the team reach the NFC Championship Game but later lost. 
  • He was named the NFC Linebacker of the Year and received the NEA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1996. 
  • He was cut by the Panthers and signed a six-year, $13 million contracts with the San Francisco 49ers that included a $750,000 signing bonus on August 26, 1997. With the team, he had 10.5 sacks.
  • He then re-signed with the Panthers on 28th February 1998. He attacked Kevin Steele during a game and received a game suspension. 
  • He was named the NFC Linebacker of the year by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and later was also named to the Pro Bowl after the 1998 season, bringing his Pro Bowl total to five.
  • During his career, he recorded five interceptions, returning them for 53 yards and a touchdown, and he is one of three players to record 10 or more sacks in at least 10 different seasons; he averaged over 10 sacks a year for 15 seasons and ended his career with 160 sacks, 62.5 tackles of running backs behind the line of scrimmage, 23 forced fumbles, 26 recovered fumbles, and three defensive touchdowns, and three safeties.
  • During his 15 years career, he played 228 games. For 11 out of his 15 years, he led his club in sacks. 
  • He was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016 after being a finalist for five consecutive years. 

Kevin Greene, a famous NFL footballer

Source: @steelers

Beside this, 

  • Kevin Greene is also active in the wrestling career and had a couple of short stints in World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
  • He also debuted in WCW as a tag team partner for fellow NFL alum Steve McMichael. 
  • After his disappearance from WCW for several months, he returned to get revenge on McMichael in a singles match where he defeated. 
  • In May 1997, he teamed with Roddy Piper and Ric Flair to take on the nWo team of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Syxx in a winning effort at Slamboree, pinning Syxx.

Kevin Greene's Coaching Career

  • Kevin served an internship for the Pittsburgh Steelers as an assistant linebackers coach during training camp during the 2008 season. 
  • He was hired as an outside linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers by Dom Capers on 26th January 2009. 
  • The Packers won Super Bowl XLV on 6th February 2011, the first time Greene had ever been part of an NFL championship team. 
  • He was hired by the New York Jets in January 2017 as their outside linebackers coach. 
  • After Adam Gase was hired in 2019, he was not included in the new coaching staff. 

Kevin Greene's Career history

As player:

  • Los Angeles Rams (1985-1992)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (1993-1995)
  • Carolina Panthers (1996)
  • San Francisco 49ers (1997)
  • Carolina Panthers (1998-1999)

As coach:

  • Green Bay Packers (2009-2013) (OLB)
  • New York Jets (2017-2018) (OLB)

Awards and Achievements of Kevin Greene

As player

  • 5× Pro Bowl (1989, 1994-1996, 1998)
  • 3× First-team All-Pro (1989, 1994, 1996)
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1996)
  • NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1996)
  • 2× NFL sacks leader (1994, 1996)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • 100 Sacks Club

As coach

  • Super Bowl champion (XLV)

NFL Stats of Kevin Greene

  • Tackles: 773
  • Sacks: 160.0
  • Interceptions: 5
  • Forced fumbles: 23

Kevin Greene with his achievements

Source: @cbssports

Who was Kevin Greene married to?

Kevin Greene was a married man. He married his beautiful wife, Tara. The duo is also blessed with two kids named Gavin (Son) and Gabrielle (Daughter). Prior to his death, the couple was enjoying their life a lot before his death. His sexual orientation was straight and he was not gay. 

How much was the Net Worth of Kevin Greene?

Kevin Greene was an American professional football player. He had made a huge amount of money from his career. As of 2020, his net worth was estimated to have $10 Million, and altogether, he has made around $22 Million during his entire career. His source of wealth was from his football career and he was satisfied with his earnings before his death. 

How tall was Kevin Greene?

Kevin Greene was a very handsome man with long blonde hair. He stood tall at the height of 6 ft 3 in or 1.91 m and his weight consist of 247 lbs or 112 KG. His body build was average. His other body measurements such as chest size, waist size, biceps size, and more have not been revealed yet. 

Did You Know?

  • Kevin 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 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.
  • Kevin Greene left this world on 21st December 2020 at the age of 58.
  • His birth name/full name of Kevin Darwin Greene.