The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee chose the 25 modern-era
semifinalists from the previously announced list of 126 nominees.
Among the semifinalists is Green Bay Packers assistant Kevin Greene.
Greene finished a 15-year playing career (1985-99) ranked third all-time in sacks and first among linebackers with 160.
Greene was a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro selection (’94-’96), leading the league in sacks both of those years.
Greene played from 1985 to 1992 with the Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996 and 1998-99 with the Carolina Panthers and 1997 with the San Francisco 49ers.
Greene joined the Packers coaching staff in February of 2009.
Four first-year eligible candidates, linebacker Derrick Brooks, coach Tony Dungy, wide receiver Marvin Harrison and tackle Walter Jones, are among the 25 semifinalists being considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.