November 28, 2010
Kevin Greene among HOF semifinalists
Former Panthers pass-rusher Kevin Greene was among the 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Greene, who played for the Panthers in 1996 and from 1998-99, left the game third on the all-time sack list with 160.0. He had 41.5 of those sacks with the Panthers, and helped lead them to the 1996 NFC Championship Game in just their second year.
Greene's been a semifinalist each year since 2007.
The full list includes:
Jerome Bettis, RB – 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
Tim Brown, WR/KR – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cris Carter, WR – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins
Don Coryell, Coach – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
Roger Craig, RB – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
Terrell Davis, RB – 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
Dermontti Dawson, C – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner – 1979-1997 San Francisco 49ers
Richard Dent, DE – 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Doleman, DE/LB – 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers
Marshall Faulk, RB – 1994-98 Indianapolis Colts, 1999-2005 St. Louis Rams
Kevin Greene, LB/DE – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Ray Guy, P – 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Charles Haley, DE/LB – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
Lester Hayes, CB – 1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Cortez Kennedy, DT – 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
Curtis Martin, RB – 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets
Art Modell, Owner – 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens
Andre Reed, WR – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Willie Roaf, T – 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs
Ed Sabol, Contributor – 1964-1995 NFL Films
Deion Sanders, CB/KR/PR – 1989-1993 Atlanta Falcons, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-99 Dallas Cowboys, 2000 Washington Redskins, 2004-05 Baltimore Ravens
Shannon Sharpe, TE – 1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens
Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner – 1989-2006 National Football League
Aeneas Williams, CB/S – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams
George Young, Contributor – 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League
-- Darin Gantt
Posted by Observer Sports on November 28, 2010 at 12:39 PM | Permalink
1996 was my favorite all time Panther season and Kevin Greene was a pleasure to watch- he left everything on the field. I hope he makes the Hall. The 1996 team had a potent offense, stingy defense and exciting special teams (we used to return kickoffs for TD's on a regular basis). I went to all nine home games that year and remember Kevin leading the team around the stadium "high fiving" fans after the Cowboy playoff game. He also made me a fan of the 3-4 defense and with the right personnel, I'd like to see it here again.
Posted by: sc ken | Dec 1, 2010 2:40:43 PM
96 was a great season, don't think I would put it ahead of 03, but pretty close. Memories like that season is what keeps me coming back despite this year. We will get that feeling again. It won't be long. Turn around in the NFL is too quick. Remember, we were the #2 seed just 2 years ago.
Posted by: QB's please stand up | Dec 2, 2010 4:16:49 PM
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