By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steelers Nation is remembering Kevin Greene.
Greene died Monday at the age of 58, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced. The linebacker spent three years in Pittsburgh during his 15-year career from 1993-95.
Current and former Steelers took to social media to share their condolences.
“So sad to hear the news of Kevin Greene passing away. I only had a couple of interactions with him but when we did talk he always spoke with great energy and passion. May he be at peace and his family stay strong,” Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward said on Twitter.
So sad to hear the news of Kevin Greene passing away. I only had a couple of interactions with him but when we did talk he always spoke with great energy and passion. May he be at peace and his family stay strong.
— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) December 21, 2020
Cornerback Joe Haden also remembered the legend.
RIP KEVIN GREENE https://t.co/HD8B7VHo5r
— Joe Haden (@joehaden23) December 21, 2020
Stephon Tuitt, who wears No. 91 — the number Greene wore in Pittsburgh — said, “it’s a honor to Represent this legendary number today” before Monday night’s game against the Bengals.
“I will make y’all proud. Prayers to Kevin Greene a legend,” Tuitt tweeted.
It’s a Honor to Represent this legendary Number today for you and your family. I will make y’all proud. Prayers to Kevin Greene a legend. https://t.co/tsqctTAfiY
— stephon tuitt (@DOCnation_7) December 21, 2020
Former Steelers Alan Faneca, Chris Hoke, Brett Keisel, Rod Woodson and Mel Blount also reacted to Greene’s death. Bill Cowher also tweeted condolences.
@sackmaster91 had a huge heart and was a tremendous family man, as big as his mark on the NFL is it’s small in comparison to what he brought to so many lives, I will miss you brother
— Alan Faneca (@afan66) December 21, 2020
Love you KG. I’m sad Man…Thanks for all you taught us. What a warrior is supposed to play like. You made us all better. We love you and you left too soon brother. #BlitzBurgh #Sackage #91 pic.twitter.com/focr6vKHV2
— Brett Keisel (@bkeisel99) December 22, 2020
RIP the late great Kevin Greene. He was a dominant force on the field and a great man.🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Mel Blount YLI (@MelBlountYLI) December 21, 2020
This is so upsetting! I always loved it when Kevin came around the Southside or Latrobe. A football player in the truest sense of the word and he was real. RIP brother! #untilwemeetagain https://t.co/tczikXM629
— Chris Hoke (@hokiebro76) December 21, 2020
I will miss you my brother and my prayers go out to his wife and kids! Brothers 4Ever pic.twitter.com/lcTITTYY0Z
— Rod Woodson (@RodWoodson26) December 22, 2020
We lost a legend in Kevin Greene. He was a HOF player and even better person. His passion for football and life exuded in everything he did. His spirit will live forever. Condolences to Tara and the entire Greene family. Heaven just got better on Defense. Love that man.
— Bill Cowher (@CowherCBS) December 22, 2020
Members of Steelers Nation also expressed their condolences following the news.
Steelers fan and Mt. Lebanon native Joe Manganiello shared a picture he took with Greene.
— JOE MANGANIELLO (@JoeManganiello) December 21, 2020