It won’t be long until former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Kevin Greene is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as his enshrinement will take place in less than a month from now in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.
On Wednesday, the Steelers announced they will honor their former player with a special ring ceremony during the team’s Sunday Night Football contest vs. the Kansas City Chiefs on October 2 at Heinz Field.
Greene, who played in 228 games over the course of 15 seasons, was with the Steelers from 1993-1995. He started and played in a total of 48 games during his time in Pittsburgh on his way top registering 35.5 sacks, which are the second-most sacks in any three-year span in the history of the Steelers franchise.
Greene’s 160 career sacks currently ranks third all-time in NFL history. He recorded double-digit sack seasons 10 times during his career, and he led the league in sacks twice (1994 and 1996). He was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s.
Curiously enough, Greene only played against the Chiefs just once during his long career and that was in the 1993 playoff loss as a member of the Steelers.