Former Steelers LB Kevin Greene dead at 58

The Hall of Famer was one of the best pass rushers in the history of the game

Former Steelers linebacker Kevin Greene has died, he was 58.

Greene, who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016, played with the Steelers from 1993 through 1995 and started all 48 games he played in Pittsburgh.

Steelers owner Art Rooney II released a statement after learning of Greene's passing.

Greene also spent time with the Rams, Panthers and 49ers.

Greene was known for his pass rushing abilities and over his 15-year career has 160 sacks and a total of 734 tackles.

He was inducted into the Steelers Hall of Honor in 2017.

Greene’s wife Tara informed the Pro Football Hall of Fame of the news.

"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."

Greene was most recently the outside linebackers coach for the New York Jets.

Greene also had a brief pro wrestling career in World Championship Wrestling.