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Kevin Greene has the distinction of being cut as a walk on to Pat Dye's team in the early eighties. Greene tried out again and, of course, made the team, an accomplishment with dire consequences to countless quarterbacks. Greene made 11 sacks for the Tigers in 1984, and he was just getting started.
Greene played 15 season in the NFL and recorded 160 sacks in his professional career. He made 37 tackles and 14.5 sacks in 1996 on his way to winning Defensive Player of the Year. Greene made 12 sacks in his final NFL season, 1999.
Greene currently coaches outside linebackers for the Green Bay Packers.
Tecmo Greene's maximum speed of 56 and hitting power of 69 provide an accurate reflection of Greene's ability to get to the quarterback.
On Tecmo, Greene plays the low-side, outside linebacker, which is a lesser desirable position to some Tecmoers, but he has ample speed to cover the field.
Excluding the upper echelon of Lawrence Taylor, Derrick Thomas, and Mike Singletary, Greene is as good as any linebacker in the game.