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Khaseem Greene Named AT&T ESPN All-American
Linebacker Earns Second All-America Honor of the Year
  • Posted on December 08, 2012 9:05:35 PM
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  • Khaseem Greene

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 8, 2012) – Rutgers senior linebacker Khaseem Greene (Elizabeth, N.J.) was named to the AT&T ESPN All-America team Saturday. It marked the second All-America honor for Greene this postseason (Walter Camp Football Foundation Second Team All-America).

    Greene was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year on Thursday. Greene was the second player in BIG EAST history to win the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year award in consecutive seasons, joining Corey Moore of Virginia Tech (1998, 1999).

    Greene led Rutgers with 125 tackles and six forced fumbles to lead the nation’s No. 4 ranked scoring defense. He finished with 5.5 sacks and two interceptions from his weakside linebacker position.

    The Elizabeth native is fifth in school history with 376 career tackles. Greene finished with a career-high 22 tackles (6 solo, 16 assists) in the Army win. It was the fourth-highest total by a player in the nation in 2012.

    Rutgers finishes the 2012 season with its seventh bowl appearance in the last eight years at the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando. Kickoff between Rutgers and Virginia Tech is set for Friday, December 28 at 5:30 p.m. from the Florida Citrus Bowl.

    Rutgers fans are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets through Rutgers for the best seating options available for the game. Tickets for the Russell Athletic Bowl are available online (http://RutgersBowl.com), by phone (1-866-455-GORU) and in-person at the Rutgers Ticket Office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.). Ticket prices range from $72-77.

    2012 Honors for Greene

    AT&T ESPN All-America (First Team)

    Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America (Second Team)

    CBSSports.com All-America (Third Team)

    BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year

    2012 AT&T ESPN All-America Team

    QB: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M 
    RB: Kenjon Barner, Oregon 
    RB: Montee Ball, Wisconsin 
    WR: Marqise Lee, USC 
    WR: Terrance Williams, Baylor 
    TE: Zach Ertz, Stanford 
    OT: Taylor Lewan, Michigan 
    G: Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina 
    C: Barrett Jones, Alabama 
    G: Chance Warmack, Alabama 
    OT: Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M 

    DE: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina 
    DL: Damontre Moore, Texas A&M 
    DE: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame 
    LB: Jarvis Jones, Georgia 
    LB: Manti Te'o, Notre Dame 
    LB: Khaseem Greene, Rutgers 
    LB: Michael Mauti, Penn State 
    CB: Dee Milliner, Alabama 
    CB: Bradley Roby, Ohio State 
    S: Phillip Thomas, Fresno State 
    S: Eric Reid, LSU 

    P: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech 
    K: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State 
    KR: Reggie Dunn, Utah 
    All-purpose: Dri Archer, Kent State 

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