NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Greene showed up at Southern Miss football practice this week along with USM legend Brett Favre, and now we know why.
Niceville, Fla., linebacker Gavin Greene, the former Steeler's son, verbally committed to the Golden Eagles, according to a Thursday post on the Niceville High School Football Facebook page.
He is expected to be a preferred walk-on and join the Golden Eagles for the 2016 season.
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Gavin Greene is a 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker who had 118 tackles and five sacks as a senior during the 2015 season.
Kevin Greene started his career as a walk-on at Auburn before being named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 1984. He went on to collect 160 career sacks in a 15-year career in the NFL, playing for the Los Angeles Rams, Steelers, Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers.
Kevin Greene and Favre were both voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the class of 2016 on Feb. 6.
Great to catch up with 2 NFL Hall of Famers @ USM spring practice today. Kevin Greene & Brett Favre. pic.twitter.com/Y7BaHxN1uK— Tony Vance (@tv2p) April 5, 2016
Kevin Greene's wife, Tara, took to Twitter to express excitement over their son's choice to attend USM.
So excited to become Golden Eagles!!!! https://t.co/Il7iu4lgom— Tara Greene (@KGEElover) April 8, 2016