Former Auburn Player Kevin Greene Elected To NFL Hall Of Fame

Former Auburn Player Elected To NFL Hall Of Fame

CANTON, OHIO – The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee met today in

San Francisco to hold its annual selection meeting. Eight Heroes of the Game were

elected to the Hall of Fame. The Class of 2016 consists of owner Edward DeBartolo,

Jr., coach Tony Dungy, quarterback Brett Favre, linebacker/defensive end Kevin

Greene, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, tackle Orlando Pace, quarterback Ken

Stabler, and guard Dick Stanfel.

 

Today’s annual selection meeting was held inside the Super Bowl 50 Media Center in

downtown San Francisco and capped a year-round selection process. The newly

elected Hall of Famers were chosen from a list of 18 finalists who had been determined

earlier by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee.

Representatives of the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche tabulated all votes during

Saturday’s meeting.

 

The Class of 2016 will be introduced for the first time as a group during “NFL Honors,” a

two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally tonight from 9-11 p.m. (ET and PT)

on CBS.

 

The Class of 2016 will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on

Saturday, Aug. 6. The Enshrinement Ceremony is held in Tom Benson Hall of Fame

Stadium in Canton and caps a spectacular Enshrinement Festival that celebrates the

newest enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 

KEVIN GREENE

Linebacker/Defensive End … 6-3, 247 … Auburn … 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams,

1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco

49ers … 15 seasons, 228 games … Selected by Rams in 5th round (113th player

overall) in 1985 draft … Played primarily on special teams as rookie, only season he

didn’t register a sack … Did not have any starts in second season, but played in all 16

games and managed seven sacks … Added 6.5 sacks in 1987 and by fourth season

was bona fide pass rusher for Rams, registering career-high 16.5 sacks, including

career-best 4.5 sacks in win over 49ers in season finale that clinched playoff spot for

Rams … Following year matched his 16.5 sacks total … Had double-digit sack totals 10

times, second in record book at the time … Only time missed recording 10 sacks in any

of last eight seasons was 1995 when he had team-leading nine sacks for Steelers …

Named to Pro Bowl five times (once with the Rams, twice with Steelers and Panthers)

… Selected first-team All-Pro, 1989 with Rams, 1994 with Pittsburgh and 1996 with

Carolina… Captured league sack title twice, 1994 and 1996 … A member of NFL’s All-
Decade Team of 1990s … Played in six conference championship games and one

Super Bowl … Led team in sacks 11 times and amassed 160 total sacks, third all-time

at time of retirement … Also had three safeties, 26 opponent fumble

interceptions … Born July 31, 1962 in New York, New York.

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