It has just been announced that NFL legend Kevin Greene has passed away at the age of fifty-eight...
And tributes have already come pouring in.
So sad to hear the news of Kevin Greene passing away. I only had a couple of interactions with him but when we did… https://t.co/y1yeHlroqH— Cam Heyward (@Cam Heyward)1608589299.0
I am shocked and extremely sad to hear about Kevin Greene. Amazing football coach and an amazing person. Thoughts… https://t.co/U91MML1Cxn— TJ Lang (@TJ Lang)1608587622.0
Made a deal with Kevin Greene @packers training camp 2010 that if we won the SB we get Lombardi trophy tattoos and… https://t.co/xGPtCvFMBH— Charles Woodson (@Charles Woodson)1608589170.0
Kevin Greene was as intense an individual as I've ever been in the ring with. Our 6 Man match w/Kevin, Naitch, & Ro… https://t.co/IGi0ex3uVD— Sean Waltman (@Sean Waltman)1608594458.0
Man, I am heartbroken by the news that we have lost Kevin Greene. One of the greatest men I have had the honor of… https://t.co/F9BEGgJBAi— John Kuhn (@John Kuhn)1608587654.0
Having played against Kevin Greene and respected him fully for his competitiveness and skill, i offer my deepest an… https://t.co/wFHb1poUJa— Louis Riddick (@Louis Riddick)1608591034.0
Kevin Greene was a true warrior and a dear friend!!! As much as I disliked playing against him I loved everything a… https://t.co/980xS6GYXK— Brett Favre (@Brett Favre)1608589973.0
Rest in peace, Kevin Greene. https://t.co/SF4DjH9Hd8— The Players' Tribune (@The Players' Tribune)1608590978.0
One fo the Greatest Rushmen to ever live RIP Kevin Greene— Booger (@Booger)1608592920.0
The 49ers organization extends its prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Kevin Greene. A member of… https://t.co/2uCWVKITZi— San Francisco 49ers (@San Francisco 49ers)1608590762.0
Born in New York in 1962, Greene was an "army brat" who first began playing football on military bases.
He played football, basketball, and was a high jumper for the track team at Granite City High School...
Alongside playing football, Greene earned a degree in criminal justice at Auburn...
via: GettyAnd he was also commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Alabama Army National Guard.
His NFL career didn't start until 1985, however.
via: GettyFrom then until 1999, Greene was a linebacker and defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, California Panthers, and San Fransisco 49'ers.