Former Auburn great Kevin Greene is officially a Hall of Famer.
The former walk-on turned vicious pass rusher was immortalized as a football legend on Thursday evening when he was presented his gold jacket at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony in Canton, Ohio.
Have a look at the presentation here:
Officially in the @ProFootballHOF…
— NFL (@NFL) August 5, 2016
Greene went from walk-on to SEC defensive player of the year as a senior in 1984, capping off his college career with an 11-sack season for Auburn.
He then went on to have a remarkable NFL career, accumulating 160 career sacks, which is the third most in NFL history, and earning five Pro Bowl appearances. He played 15 seasons from 1985-99, including stints with the Rams, Steelers, 49ers and Panthers.
Greene, now 54, won a Super Bowl ring as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers.
Greene can be seen getting a little emotional upon receiving the jacket, commenting “I’m actually at a loss for words– maybe for the first time in my life” in the video below.
— Pro Football HOF (@ProFootballHOF) August 5, 2016