understands his past is a big part of his success he is having today. That’s why Greene is helping his former high school, Granite City South, raise funds to bring the school’s marching band to Canton, Ohio to perform in the Grand Parade on Saturday, Aug. 6 before Greene will be formally Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame later that night.
The former All-Pro linebacker will participate in “Meet Hall of Famer Day” on Saturday, May 21 inside the Memorial Gymnasium at the Illinois high school. He will discuss his road to Canton and answer questions from the audience.
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Greene, a fifth-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1985 NFL Draft, quickly developed into one of the most punishing pass rushers in league history. A walk-on at Auburn he was drafted into the NFL as a linebacker and played at that position for the majority of his 15-season career with the Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, and San Francisco 49ers. He also saw some action at defensive end mostly during his tenure with the Rams.
A member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s, Greene played in six conference championship games and one Super Bowl. He led his team in sacks 11 times during his career and amassed 160 total sacks which ranked him third all-time following his retirement after the 1999 season. He also had three safeties, 26 opponent fumble recoveries, and five interceptions. He was named to the Pro Bowl five times (once with the Rams, and twice with the Steelers and Panthers). Greene was selected first-team All-Pro in 1989 with the Rams, in 1994 with Pittsburgh and with Carolina in 1996. He captured the league sack title twice, the first time in 1994 and again in 1996.
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