PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 10, 2012) – Rutgers senior linebacker Khaseem Greene (Elizabeth, N.J.) and sophomore running back Jawan Jamison (Starke, Fla.) were named Midseason All-Americans today by PhilSteele’s Magazine. Jamison was named a Midseason All-America Second Team selection while Greene earned Midseason All-America Third Team accolades.
Both players have been key parts to Rutgers’ 5-0 start. The Scarlet Knights are ranked No. 19 in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 and No. 20 in the AP Top 25.
Jamison ranks 13th nationally and first in the BIG EAST with 120.2 rushing yards per game. He has six consecutive 100-yard games, dating back to last season. He is the firstplayer since Ray Rice to start the season with five straight 100-yard games and also the first player since Rice to record six straight 100-yard games.
Greene, the 2011 BIG EASTCo-Defensive Player of the Year, leads RU and ranks 23rd nationally and second in the conference with 9.8 tackles per game. Greene, who is ninth in school history with 300 career tackles, is part of a Scarlet Knight defensethat is second nationally in rushing defense, fifth in scoring defense and 15th in total defense.
No. 19/20 Rutgers returns to action Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium vs. Syracuse. Kickoff is set for 12 noon with live television coverage on the BIG EAST Network (SNY). Tickets remain for the game at ScarletKnights.com or by calling the Rutgers Fan Management Center at 1-866-445-GORU.