Former Green Bay Packers assistant coach Kevin Greene dies at 58

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: Kevin Greene looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals on September 30, 2019 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Former Green Bay Packers assistant coach Kevin Greene has died. He was 58 years old.

Greene was Green Bay's outside linebackers coach for five seasons (2009-13), including the Super Bowl XLV championship year.

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy issued the following statement:

"The Packers were saddened today to learn of Kevin Greene's passing. He was a great coach for us and was instrumental in our team's Super Bowl championship season. He had so much energy and passion. Our players loved playing for him."

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According to Packers.com, Greene earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors as a member of the Rams, Steelers and Panthers, and also had a double-digit sack season with the 49ers.

Greene was the man who announced that "It is time" for Green Bay to make a play in Super Bowl 45. Moments later, Clay Matthews forced a fumble and the Packers won the game.

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