VIDEO: Greene returns to Granite City High School
Pro Football Hall of Famer Kevin Greene returned home Tuesday.
As part of the "Hometown Hall of Famer" program presented by Ford Motor Company, Greene was able to address Granite City High students and community members inside Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday morning.
"Dream big" was Greene's primary message to the GCHS student body and work hard every day, striving to be their best.
"Hometown Hall of Famer" is a national program that honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of the game with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities.
Greene is a 1980 graduate of Granite City South High School. He then walked on with the Auburn Tigers, became the 1984 NCAA Defensive Player of the Year and parlayed that into an illustrious 15-year NFL career. He capped that this summer by being inducted into the Hall of Fame on his 13th try.
Greene is a member of the Granite City Sports Hall of Fame and saw the football field at GCHS named after him over the summer.
Tuesday gave Greene an opportunity to share his message of ambition and hope and say thank you to the Granite City community that helped mold him into the HOFer he is today.