Former NFL star and new Pro Football Hall of Famer Kevin Greene only lived in Granite City for four years while his father was stationed in the military, but the love affair between Greene and his adopted hometown has never wavered. Greene, a 1980 Granite City South graduate whose 160 career quarterback sacks are the third-highest total in NFL history, will be honored again by having Granite City’s football field named in his honor. It will be called Kevin Greene Field. “Its well-deserved,” Granite City Athletic Director John Moad said Wednesday. “He’s an NFL Hall of Famer and not too many schools have that. He still comes back and speaks to our kids a lot and has made donations behind the scenes, never really looking for his name to get out there. He just does it because he’s got a lot of pride in Granite City — and we’re very proud of him.” The field naming idea was planted by one of Greene’s former football coaches at Granite City, current school board member Jerry McKechan, along with a group of Greene’s friends that includes best friend Bob Firtos. The proposal passed with unanimous approval Tuesday night by the school board…. Read full this story
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