PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Steelers linebacker Kevin Greene will receive his Hall of Fame ring during Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
It will be presented at halftime at Heinz Field.
Here is the ring Kevin Greene will receive. 27th Steeler play to receive one. pic.twitter.com/QgM7KvWjY4
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) October 2, 2016
KDKA’s Bob Pompeani spoke exclusively with Greene before the game.
Pompeani: What does it mean to have that patch on your lapel?
Greene: No doubt it’s an honor. But it starts with my paratrooper wings here to honor the military men and women, over my Hall of Fame badge.
The linebacker also has his name and his Hall of Fame number — 299 — sown into the inside of his golden jacket.
Pompeani: I want to ask you why Pittsburgh was so important to you?
Greene: It was the time of my life. We had a brotherhood on that team, especially on defense…we were a bunch of brothers out there playing together, loving each other, putting our selfish egos and ambitions on the shelves, and winning… Playing in front of Steeler Nation was electric for me. It was a no-brainer where I wanted to go into the Hall, what team I want to be recognized with for eternity. Gotta be the Steelers.
Greene was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the fifth round in 1985. The Steelers signed Greene in 1993.
He finished his NFL career with 160 sacks, 26 fumble recoveries and five interceptions.
Greene is one of 27 Hall of Famers who spent all or part of their career with the Steelers to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.