Tributes were paid to all fields of professional football on Tuesday for former NFL star Kevin Green, who died at his home in Florida on Monday at the age of 58.
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016, Green played for several teams as a player and a coach.
Los angeles ram said Green defined “what it means to be a Los Angeles Ram, elevating all those around him through his exceptional leadership and commitment to serving others.”
Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II said In a statement that Green’s “sudden death is a shock to all of us” and praised his time on the team.
The cause of death was not stated.
San francisco 49ers Tweeted His condolences to Green’s friends and family, he played for the team in 1997 and “registered 10.5 sacks and helped the 49ers win the NFC West.”
Brett Favre was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016 with Green, said Green was “a true warrior and dear friend.”
“I loved everything about him as much as I loved playing against him and I loved him like a brother,” Ferre wrote.
New york jets Tweeted He Green, who worked as an assistant coach for the Jets, “positively impacted everyone he met.”
David Baker, president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, said Green was a “personal friend and a true Hall of Famer in every sense.”
“He possessed the most incredible attitude I’ve ever met. He was a great player, but more than that, he was a great man.”
Carolina Panthers coach Dom Capers said in a statement, “Coaches can tell if a player has ‘it’ quality and Kevin has the energy that is good for a team.”