NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Greene died at the age of 58 at his home in Alabama on Monday.
Known as one of most ferocious pass rushers in league history, Greene was born in Schenectady on July 31, 1962, then moved frequently to various bases with his military family before settling in Granite City, Illinois, where he graduated from high school.
He went on to make a name for himself in the NFL as a linebacker and defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers, totaling 160 sacks, still good for third on the all-time career list.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, in 2016.
Greene got his start in football while playing for military base teams in Germany for three years before the family moved to Illinois in 1976 at the start of his high school years.
He was five-time Pro Bowl selection and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1996.
Greene served as a linebackers coach for five seasons after retiring as a player, winning a Super Bowl ring in 2010 when the Green Bay Packers beat one of Greene’s old teams, the Steelers, for the championship.
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