NFL Legend Kevin Greene Dead Aged 58 | 22 Words

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.

Born in New York in 1962, Greene was an "army brat" who first began playing football on military bases.

The Greene family moved to different bases and spent 3 years in Germany before they settled in Granite City, Illinois, in 1976.

He played football, basketball, and was a high jumper for the track team at Granite City High School...

And after graduating in 1980, he made the team as a punter for the Auburn Tigers.

Alongside playing football, Greene earned a degree in criminal justice at Auburn...

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And he was also commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Alabama Army National Guard.

His NFL career didn't start until 1985, however.

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From then until 1999, Greene was a linebacker and defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, California Panthers, and San Fransisco 49'ers.

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.

Over the years, Greene well and truly cemented himself as an NFL legend.

He was voted to the National Football League 1990s All-Decade Team and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

And alongside his NFL career...

Greene had a couple of short stints in World Champion Wrestling (WCW).

Greene and his wife, Tara, share a son and a daughter together...

But in more recent times, tragedy struck the Greene family.

The news came in today that Greene, at the age of fifty-eight, has passed away.

"The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Kevin Greene," HOF President and CEO David Baker said to TMZ. "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."

His cause of death is currently unknown...

So make sure to stay posted for more on this tragic story. Rest in Peace, Kevin. Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to his family during this difficult time. For more on stars we've tragically lost this year, keep scrolling.