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Steve Greer, ILB

School: Virginia  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Solon, OH
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 231 lbs.
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12/12/2012 - 2012 COACHES ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: LB-Steve Greer, Virginia, 6-2, 225, Sr.-R, Solon, Ohio (12), has been selected Second Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. This year, for the first time under the auspices of the ACC, the league's 12 head football coaches voted for an All-ACC football team.

Greer (Solon, Ohio) is No. 2 in the ACC this year with 122 tackles and his 376 career tackles ranks No. 6 all-time at UVa. The senior ranks No. 1 among active ACC players in career tackles and Notre Dame's Manti Te'o is the only active BCS player with more career tackles. Greer was twice named ACC Linebacker of the Week in 2012, following a 15-tackle performance against Penn State and a career-high 19-tackle game at Virginia Tech.

Greer was named a second-team honoree in 2011 and an honorable-mention honoree in 2009. Greer is a finalist for the Dudley Award and for the second year in a row named the Touchdown Club of Richmond's Linebacker of the Year. - Virginia football

12/02/2012 - 2012 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): LB-Steve Greer, Virginia (58)...has been named First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference for the 2012 college football season by the ACC Media Association. Greer (Solon, Ohio) is No. 2 in the ACC this year with 122 tackles and his 376 career tackles ranks No. 6 all-time at UVa. Greer ranks No. 1 among active ACC players in career tackles and Notre Dame's Manti Te'o is the only active BCS player with more career tackles. Greer was twice named ACC Linebacker of the Week in 2012, following a 15-tackle performance against Penn State and a career-high 19-tackle game at Virginia Tech. Greer was named a second-team honoree in 2011 and an honorable-mention honoree in 2009. - Virginia football

11/26/2012 - WEEK 13 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Steve Greer, Virginia, Senior, ILB, 6-2, 230, Solon, Ohio Greer played the best game of his career in his final college contest. Greer led the Cavalier defense with 19 tackles in a 17-14 loss at Virginia Tech. Greer led both teams in the defensive-oriented game with a career-high 19 tackles, along with nine solo stops. Greer finished the season with 122 total tackles. Virginia held the Hokies to 303 yards of total offense, almost 100 yards below their season average (399.9). - ACC football

11/15/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Virginia's been very sound against the run in recent games against North Carolina, allowing an average of 104.0 rushing yards per game in the last six meetings and winning four of those. There's a tough challenge this week against RB Giovani Bernard of North Carolina, who ran for 102 yards in last year's game and is the leading rusher in the ACC this season. PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Steve Greer is finishing his college career strong. His 13-tackle performance in last week's 41-40 win over Miami marked his fifth double-digit tackle game of his senior season. Coach Mike London attributed Greer's success to being a savvy, experienced player, and noted more opportunities to make plays exist for a defender in the middle of the field as spread offenses become more popular. - The Sports Xchange

09/10/2012 - WEEK 2 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Steve Greer, Virginia, Sr., LB, 6-2, 230, Solon, Ohio,...Greer had the best game of his career in Virginia's 17-16 victory against Penn State. Greer registered a career-high 15 tackles and tied his career high with two sacks. He finished the game with 2.5 tackles for loss. Greer was part of a Cavalier defense that rose up and kept the Nittany Lions out of the end zone and forced them to attempt field goals, which they converted just 1 of 5. The Virginia defense held Penn State to just -14 total yards and 3 total points following four Cavalier turnovers during the game. Three of those turnovers came inside the Virginia 25-yard line and the fourth was at the 38-yard line. Penn State managed just 2.9 yards per play during the game. - ACC football

09/10/2012 - LOOKING GOOD: Virginia's defense embodied the bend-but-don't-break mentality. The Cavaliers allowed 303 total yards against Penn State but played lights-out defense when it mattered most. Virginia turned it over four times, and all four of the Nittany Lions' ensuing possessions began inside the Cavaliers' own 30-yard line. Cumulatively on those four drives, Virginia allowed minus-14 yards of offense. LB Steve Greer had a huge game, racking up a career-high 15 tackles and equaling his personal best of two sacks. Greer picked a fine time to do so. His stepmother is a Penn State graduate. "She's waiting outside," Greer said during his postgame chat with reporters. "I get to rub it in a little bit. I'm looking forward to it." - The Sports Xchange

09/05/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Virginia recorded its first safety since tallying one against Texas Tech in the 2007 Gator Bowl. The Cavaliers were fantastic against the run, allowing only 28 net yards. Getting to the quarterback was a different issue. Virginia failed to tally a single sack after emphasizing pass rush throughout fall camp. - The Sports Xchange

07/27/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON TEAM (MEDIA): LB Steve Greer, Virginia (32), has been selected Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference football for the 2012 college football season by the ACC media. Greer (Solon, Ohio) earned his second career All-ACC honor in 2011 (second team) after being named to the honorable mention team in 2009. Greer led UVa and was seventh in the ACC with 103 tackles in 2011. Greer was named ACC Linebacker of the Week following his two-sack performance at then-No. 23 Florida State and led UVa in tackles in 8-of-12 games. He started all 12 regular season games before missing the Chick-fil-A Bowl with an injury. Greer is also on the Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi and Lott IMPACT Trophy watch lists. TOP FOUR VOTING BY POSITION (OVERALL, NAME, TEAM, VOTES): Linebacker: 1. Kevin Reddick, UNC, 49...2. Bruce Taylor, VT, 42...3. Steve Greer, UVa, 32...4. Jeremiah Attaochu, GT, 23...5. Kevin Pierre-Louis, BC, 19 - Virginia football

07/19/2012 - 2012 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Steve Greer, LB, Virginia, has been selected to the Preseason Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented the nation's top college lineman or linebacker each year by The Rotary Club of Houston. Greer (Solon, Ohio) earned his second-career All-ACC honor in 2011 (second team) after being named to the honorable mention team in 2009. Greer led UVa and was seventh in the ACC with 103 tackles. Greer was named ACC Linebacker of the Week following his two-sack performance at then-No. 23 Florida State and led UVa in tackles in 8-of-12 games. Greer started all 12 regular season games before missing the Chick-fil-A Bowl with an injury. Greer is also on the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list. Greer was previously named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch list, given annually to the nation's best defensive player by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. - Virginia football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Steve Greer, LB, Virginia, has been selected to the Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented to the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America. Greer (Solon, Ohio) earned his second-career All-ACC honor in 2011 (second team) after being named to the honorable mention team in 2009. Greer led UVa and was seventh in the ACC with 103 tackles. Greer was named ACC Linebacker of the Week following his two-sack performance at then-No. 23 Florida State and led UVa in tackles in 8-of-12 games. Greer started all 12 regular season games before missing the Chick-fil-A Bowl with an injury. Greer is also on the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list. - Virginia football

06/21/2012 - Top-five Virginia prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 5. MLB Steve Greer (6-2, 225)...The lone defensive player on this list, Greer emerged as the leader of the defense last season, recording a team-best 103 total stops. He will be heavily relied upon in 2012 as a senior and was made a team captain by the coaching staff. Greer was lightly-recruited out of Ohio and redshirted in 2008. He saw immediate playing time as a redshirt freshman in 2009 middle linebacker, starting 12 games and leading the team in tackles (92). Although he played in every game in 2010, Greer started only one game as a sophomore, but still finished second on the team with 59 total tackles. He earned his starting middle linebacker spot back in 2011 as a junior and led the team in tackles again, adding 6.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, four pass break-ups and a forced fumble. Greer is a tough, tenacious player with a glass-eating attitude, but lacks the range and fluidity to cover both sidelines. He has the physical nature to play the run at the next level, but needs to prove to scouts that he has the athleticism and instincts to drop in coverage. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

05/23/2012 - UVA rising senior linebacker Steve Greer has been added as a fifth team captain for the upcoming Cavalier football season. He joins offensive tackle Oday Aboushi, defensive tackle Will Hill, running back Perry Jones, and linebacker LaRoy Reynolds as the Wahoo captains. UVA head coach Mike London said, "I was reviewing the voting for the team captains and noticed that Steve Greer was just one vote shy of being selected by his teammates. Steve has meant a lot to our football program over the past four years, and I think it is appropriate he serve as one of our team's captains for his senior season. He and the other captains will do a great job representing our team this fall." Greer has led the 'Hoos in tackles in two of the last three seasons (2009 and 2011). The second-team All-ACC performer is also on the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list for the upcoming season, an award given to the nation's top defensive player. - Virginia football

05/07/2012 - 2012 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Steve Greer, Virginia, LB, 6-2, 225 (Solon, Ohio): Two-time Cavalier Captain...Led team with 103 tackles...All-ACC. - Lott IMPACT Trophy

 
Latest News
12/12/2012 - 2012 COACHES ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: LB-Steve Greer, Virginia, 6-2, 225, Sr.-R, Solon, Ohio (12), has been selected Second Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. This year, for the first time under the auspices of the ACC, the league's 12 head football coaches voted for an All-ACC football team.

Greer (Solon, Ohio) is No. 2 in the ACC this year with 122 tackles and his 376 career tackles ranks No. 6 all-time at UVa. The senior ranks No. 1 among active ACC players in career tackles and Notre Dame's Manti Te'o is the only active BCS player with more career tackles. Greer was twice named ACC Linebacker of the Week in 2012, following a 15-tackle performance against Penn State and a career-high 19-tackle game at Virginia Tech.

Greer was named a second-team honoree in 2011 and an honorable-mention honoree in 2009. Greer is a finalist for the Dudley Award and for the second year in a row named the Touchdown Club of Richmond's Linebacker of the Year. - Virginia football

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