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47. Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene played far more games with the Los Angeles Rams and one less as a Carolina Panther, but it was the three seasons in Pittsburgh (1993-95) that arguably got him into Canton.

 

Greene played the first eight years with the Rams, accumulating 70 Sacks, and establishing himself as a feared pass-rusher.  A Free Agent in 1993, Greene signed with the Steelers and quickly became the defensive face of the franchise.  Playing at Left Outside Linebacker, Greene had 12.5 Sacks in his first season in Pittsburgh, and he was first in the NFL the year after with 14.0. This was one of the best seasons of Greene’s career, as not only did he win his first Sack Title, he was a First Team All-Pro (for the first time), and he had an 18 in Approximate Value, which was good enough for eighth in the NFL.

Greene went to the Pro Bowl again in 1995, and he and the Steelers won the AFC Championship but lost to the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX.  A free agent, Greene signed with the Carolina Panthers, thus ending three great years in Pittsburgh where he recorded 35.5 Sacks and 184 Tackles. 

Greene was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016, and a year later the Steelers inducted him into their Hall of Honor.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 4/4/93.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Carolina Panthers 5/21/96.
  • Games Played: 48
  • Notable Statistics:

    48 Games Started
    1 Interception
    0 Interception Return Yards
    6 Forced Fumbles
    6 Fumble Recoveries
    5 Fumble Recovery Yards
    35.5 Quarterback Sacks
    184 Combined Tackles
    87 Solo Tackles*
    30 Assisted Tackles*
    37 Approximate Value

    *Solo Tackles and Assisted Tackles were not stats until the 1994 Season.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (1994)
    Pro Bowl (1994 & 1995)
    Most Quarterback Sacks (1994)

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