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Auburn's Kevin Greene earns a place in Hall of Fame
Feb. 6, 2016

Kevin Greene on a return to Auburn and Jordan-Hare Stadium
Kevin Greene on a return to Auburn and Jordan-Hare Stadium

By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

Kevin Greene has gone from a walk-on at Auburn to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Auburn defender of the 1980s who went on to play 15 years in the NFL was named a Hall of Famer on Saturday night on the eve of the 50th Super Bowl. He was a finalist for the award five times.

His credentials are impressive: Greene had 160 sacks and played in five Pro Bowls.

Greene led the NFL in sacks twice and had 10 or more sacks 10 times. He played for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers.

Greene arrived at Auburn as a walk-on, but left leading the SEC with 11 sacks in the 1984 season.

Joining Greene as the Hall of Fame's newest members are Brett Farve, Tony Dungy, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace, Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Ken Stabler and Dick Stanfel.

Kevin Greene fact sheet
Position: Linebacker/Defensive End
Years/Teams: 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996 and 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
College: Auburn
Drafted: 5th round (113th overall) of 1985 draft by Los Angeles Rams
Seasons: 15
Games: 228
All-Pro: 2
Pro Bowls: 5
Career stats: 160 sacks. Five interceptions for 53 yards and one touchdown; three safeties and two fumble recoveries for touchdowns.
Notable: Greene twice led the NFL in sacks, the first time in 1994 with the Steelers and again two years later with the Panthers. He had 10 or more sacks in a season 10 times during his career.
from the NFL KevinGreene
Kevin Greene, back in the day as an Auburn Tiger

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter:


 

 

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