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2015 NFL DRAFT

Khaseem Greene, OLB

School: Rutgers  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 241 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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10593-4
LATEST NEWS
04/24/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT RANG'S GANG: OLB: Khaseem Greene, Rutgers, 6-1, 241, 4.67...Green rarely is mentioned in the same breath as Manti Te'o, Kevin Minter, Arthur Brown or Alec Ogletree as one of the elite linebackers of the 2013 class but I'm not sure why. He's the two-time defending Big East Defensive Player of the Year since making the transition to linebacker after starting all 12 games at free safety in 2010. Whereas most of the "elite" linebackers in this draft class talk about making big plays, Greene actually made them, playing a role in a staggering 19 turnovers (12 forced fumbles, six interceptions, one fumble recovery) over a remarkable career. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/28/2013 - 2013 Rutgers Pro Day: Host of Rutgers defenders get look from every NFL team...Representatives from all 32 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at Rutgers on March 13, where 17 Scarlett Knights went through a workout held indoors in a practice bubble on FieldTurf. Khaseem Greene, LB (6-0 7/8, 240) - Greene ran the 40 in 4.70 and 4.71 seconds, and had a 34-inch vertical jump. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine. Greene also had a good positional workout. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

03/14/2013 - 2013 Rutgers Pro Day: Greene did all of the drills at the combine and simply felt that he could improve upon them, at virtually the same weight on Wednesday. "I'm very comfortable with my weight," Greene told The Star Ledger. "It's not like it's bad weight. I think it's very good weight. Actually, I know it's really good weight. I know that I'm fast. And running a fast 40 is nothing because I know my game speed is a lot faster than that. So when you put it all in one bowl, with people telling me I play fast and the fact that I ran a 4.61 in the 40, I think you've got a guy that's a pretty fast linebacker." - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/14/2013 - 2013 Rutgers Pro Day: Representatives of all 32 NFL teams traveled to Piscataway, New Jersey to scout a strong class of former Rutgers' players and there was quite the variety of talent to observe. Considering that he made the switch to linebacker after starring at free safety at Rutgers, variety is one of describing Khaseem Greene. Another would be "playmaker" as the back to back Big East Defensive Player of the Year has shown a knack for making big plays at critical moments. On Wednesday, however, the operative word for Greene might have been simply "fast," as the 6-1, 240-pounder was unofficially clocked in at 4.61-seconds, a tenth of a second improvement over his time at the combine.

Sources at the workout suggest that while Greene's timed drills were strong, his positional workout was better and neither is as good as his tape, which is why he's considered a potential top 64 selection.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Greene's workout, in fact, wasn't his numbers but his weight. Greene had been listed at 230 pounds while playing at Rutgers but weighed in at 241 pounds at the combine. Scouts are all too familiar with highly regarded but smaller players like Greene to weigh in heavy in Indianapolis, elect not to work out there and then time well at a significantly lighter weight weeks later at their pro day. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/28/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Khaseem Greene had as dominating a two-year run as the Big East has seen in recent memory, leading the league in tackles with 10.45 per game. He's got 5.5 sacks, picked off two passes, and returned a fumble for a touchdown. In seven of the 12 games, he's had 10 or more tackles. And as a redshirt senior, he's one of the key leaders on the squad. - The Sports Xchange

12/17/2012 - Rutgers senior All-America linebacker Khaseem Greene (Elizabeth, N.J.) has accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl will be played on January 26 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The game and its practice sessions will be televised live by the NFL Network. Greene was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year. 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 football

12/16/2012 - 2012 WALTER CAMP ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM: LB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers, 6-1 230 Sr., Elizabeth, NJ...Greene was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year. 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 football

12/16/2012 - 2012 AP ALL-AMERICAN THIRD TEAM: LB - Khaseem Greene, senior, Rutgers...Greene 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 football

12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB Khaseem Greene (Unanimous), Rutgers, Sr., Elizabeth, N.J./Avon Old Farms, has been selected First Team All-BIG EAST Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Greene was a unanimous All-BIG EAST selection on defense as the conference defensive player of the year. After earning share of the award in 2011, Greene won the award outright in 2012 after finishing the regular season with 125 tackles and six forced fumbles to lead the nation's No. 4 ranked scoring defense. - Rutgers football

12/06/2012 - 2012 BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers (Sr., Elizabeth, N.J.)...Greene was a unanimous All-BIG EAST selection on defense as the conference defensive player of the year. After earning share of the award in 2011, Greene won the award outright in 2012 after finishing the regular season with 125 tackles and six forced fumbles to lead the nation's No. 4 ranked scoring defense. - Rutgers football

11/29/2012 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Louisville at Rutgers, Nov. 29 - Rutgers has already clinched a share of its first Big East title, but it will seem like a hollow accomplishment if it can't complete the regular season with a victory over the Cardinals and the accompanying BCS berth. The Scarlet Knights lead the overall series, but Louisville has won four of the seven games between the teams as Big East members.

KEYS TO THE GAME: Rutgers has been a terrible offensive team early in games, with just 23 first-quarter points and 83 first-half points all season. Particularly given the team's sluggish play over the past month, getting off to a quick start will be critical.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Khaseem Greene - Coach Kyle Flood said he would be relying on his veterans to help get the team ready for both the Cardinals and the pressure of the high-stakes game on a short week. That means he's counting on Greene, who shared Big East Defensive Player of the Year honors a year ago and knows more than anyone else how to excel in a big game. - The Sports Xchange

11/29/2012 - BIG EAST: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 13: 3. LB Khaseem Greene, 6-1, 230, Rutgers: Why he has the third spot: Greene has been ubiquitous in roaming sideline to sideline throughout the season in his role as the unquestioned leader of one of the nation's top defenses. The senior linebacker leads the Big East in forced fumbles with six, is tied for first in the conference in tackles with 115 and ranks third in sacks with 5.5. As a result, Greene has emerged as the favorite to win Big East Defensive Player of the Year honors. In 2011, Greene shared the award with former Cincinnati DT Derek Wolfe. The Scarlet Knights' defensive captain has completely recovered from a horrific ankle injury he suffered in a 2011 Pinstripe Bowl win over Iowa State.

Season stats (11 games): 115 tackles, 10 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, 6 FFs, 5 PBUs. Player ranking: Greene is ranked No. 56 overall and is the fifth-ranked outside linebacker in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. Up next: A BCS spot will likely be on the line when the Scarlet Knights face Louisville on Thursday night before a nationally televised audience. The Cardinals lead the conference in scoring offense with 32.0 points per game. Thursday, 8 p.m. ET, (ESPN). - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com

11/22/2012 - BIG EAST: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 12: 1. LB Khaseem Greene, 6-1, 230, Rutgers: Why he has the top spot: The senior linebacker continues to put up eye-popping numbers. Greene had another ho-hum performance in last Saturday's 10-3 win over Cincinnati when he finished with two sacks, four TFLs and 11 tackles in the critical victory. Greene spearheaded a defense that held Cincinnati to a season-low three points. The Bearcats entered last week with a league-high 34.2 ppg. A week earlier vs. Army, Greene finished with a career-high 22 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup in the victory. It explains why the versatile linebacker has emerged as the favorite to win Big East Defensive Player of the Year honors. Last season, Greene shared the honor with former Cincinnati DT Derek Wolfe.

Greene is also the highest-ranked player from the Big East in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings and the leader of a stout defense that ranks fourth in FBS in scoring defense (12.40 per game). The Scarlet Knights' linebacker has completely recovered from a horrific ankle injury he suffered in a 2011 Pinstripe Bowl win over Iowa State.

Season stats (10 games): 107 tackles, 9.5 TFLs, 9.5 sacks, 6 FFs, 5 PBUs. Player ranking: Greene is ranked No. 55 overall and is the fifth-ranked outside linebacker in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. Up next: Rutgers faces Pitt in their final game before a highly-anticipated showdown against Louisville on Nov. 29. Pitt RB Ray Graham, Greene's half-brother, is averaging more than 107 rushing yards per game in his last three contests. Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2). - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com

11/19/2012 - WEEK 12 BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Khaseem Greene, Sr., LB, Rutgers, Elizabeth, N.J.,...Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene, tabbed as BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, had 11 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks to help Rutgers to a 10-3 win against Cincinnati, lifting the Scarlet Knights to 5-0 in BIG EAST play for the first time. Greene led a Rutgers defense that limited Cincinnati's offense - which entered the game averaging a BIG EAST-leading 34.2 points - to just three points and 90 rushing yards. Greene moved into sixth place on Rutgers' career tackles list (358). - BIG EAST football

11/14/2012 - BIG EAST: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 11: 1. LB Khaseem Greene, 6-1, 230, Rutgers: Why he has the top spot: In a season replete of standout performances, Greene might have had his best in last Saturday's win over Army. The Scarlet Knights senior linebacker finished with a career-high 22 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass break-up in the victory. Only three other players in FBS this season have recorded more tackles in a game. The total is also the third-highest in school history and fifth all-time in conference history. Greene is equally adept at stuffing the run, dropping in pass coverage and blitzing at unexpected times. It explains why he is the favorite to win Big East Defensive Player of the Year honors. Greene is also the highest-ranked player from the conference in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings and the leader of a stout defense that ranks fifth in FBS in scoring defense (13.44 per game). The Scarlet Knights linebacker has completely recovered from a horrific ankle injury he suffered in a 2011 Pinstripe Bowl win over Iowa State. Season stats (nine games): 96 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, 6 FFs, 5 pass breakups. Player ranking: Greene is ranked No. 62 overall and is the sixth-ranked outside linebacker in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. Up next: Rutgers faces Cincinnati in a critical conference showdown on Saturday. Bearcats RB George Winn leads the league in rushing with 108.89 yards per game. Saturday, noon ET (Big East Network/ESPN 3). - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com

11/12/2012 - WEEK 11 BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Khaseem Greene, Sr., LB, Rutgers, Elizabeth, N.J.,...Greene was tabbed as BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after he had a game- and career-high 22 tackles to lead a stout Rutgers defense in a 28-7 win against Army. The total is the fourth-highest in a game by an FBS player this season, the third-best in school history and it ranks fifth on the BIG EAST's all-time single-game chart. Greene led a defense that limited Army to just seven points and 252 yards of offense. - BIG EAST football

11/07/2012 - BIG EAST: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 10: 1. LB Khaseem Greene, 6-1, 230, Rutgers: Why he has the top spot: Greene is the favorite to win Big East Defensive Player of the Year honors and is the highest-ranked player from the conference in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. He is also the leader of a stingy unit that ranks fourth against the run (88.5 yards per game) and sixth in points allowed (14.25 per game). Greene roams quickly sideline-to-sideline, is an intimidating blitzer up the middle and can easily confuse quarterbacks when dropping into pass coverage. In a 23-15 win over Syracuse on Oct. 13, Greene forced three fumbles, recorded 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks and intercepted a pass against the Orange. The senior has completely recovered from a horrific ankle injury he suffered in a 2011 Pinstripe Bowl win over Iowa State. Season stats (eight games): 74 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, 5 FFs, 4 PBUs. Player ranking: Greene is ranked No. 62 overall and is the sixth-ranked outside linebacker in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. Up next: The Scarlet Knights face Army at home on Saturday. The Black Knights' unorthodox rushing attack leads FBS in rushing yards per game (375.44). - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com

10/23/2012 - BIG EAST: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 8: 1. LB Khaseem Greene, 6-1, 230, Rutgers: Why he has the top spot: Greene is the leader of a talented unit that ranks third in FBS in run defense (69.14 yards per game) and third in scoring defense (11.29 ppg). The half-brother of Pittsburgh RB Ray Graham has been menacing for opposing running backs throughout the season. Greene roams quickly, sideline-to-sideline, is an imposing blitzer up the middle and drops well into pass coverage. In a 23-15 win over Syracuse on Oct. 13, Greene forced three fumbles, recorded 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks and intercepted a pass against the Orange. The senior has completely recovered from a horrific ankle injury he suffered in a 2011 Pinstripe Bowl win over Iowa State. Season stats (seven games): 67 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, 6 QB hurries and 2 INTs. Player ranking: Greene is ranked 63rd overall and is the sixth-highest outside linebacker in CBSSports.com latest player rankings. Up next: Kent State, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, (ESPN 3). - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com

10/17/2012 - BIG EAST: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 7: 1. LB Khaseem Greene, 6-1, 230, Rutgers: Why he has the top spot: Greene was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday after his superlative performance in Saturday's win over Syracuse. The senior linebacker forced three fumbles, recorded 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks and intercepted a pass against the Orange. Greene is equally menacing when blitzing up the middle or dropping into pass coverage. The 2011 Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year is the unquestioned leader of a defense that ranks second in the nation against the run and is in the top 20 in three other statistical categories. The senior has completely recovered from a horrific ankle injury he suffered in a 2011 Pinstripe Bowl win over Iowa State. Season stats (six games): Greene has 63 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks and 2 INTs. Player ranking: Greene is ranked 85th overall and is the seventh-highest outside linebacker in CBSSports.com latest player rankings. Up next: Temple, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET, (Big East Network/ESPN 3). - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com

10/17/2012 - Senior linebacker Khaseem Greene (Elizabeth, N.J.) tied a season-high with 14 tackles to lead a stingy Rutgers defense as the Scarlet Knights defeated Syracuse 23-15. In recognition of his outstanding performance, he has been selected as the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week. Greene, the 2011 Co-BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, finished with a career-high three forced fumbles.He also totaled 1.5 sacks and his second interception of the season against the Orange. "Khaseem has proven to be and continues to perform at an elite level," Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood said. "He has bought into the team concept of our defense and the results have shown on the field." Greene is now eighth in school history with 314 career tackles. He moved past Tim Blanchard (1975-78) in the career top 10 on Saturday. Syracuse was held to 62 yards rushing as Rutgers held its seventh straight opponent to less than 100 yards on the ground. Rutgers ranked No. 15 in the BCS Standings, return to action Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field versus Temple in Philadelphia. - Rutgers football

10/15/2012 - WEEK 7 NCAA NATIONAL FBS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Behind LB Khaseem Greene's 14 tackles, Rutgers held off Syracuse to remain undefeated at 6-0 and continue its best start to a season since 2006. He cemented his spot as Week 7's top defender by many media outlets by adding 1.5 sacks and forcing three fumbles. Oh, and as if he wasn't busy enough, he also intercepted a pass. - NCAA.com

10/15/2012 - WEEK 7 BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Khaseem Greene, Sr., LB, Rutgers...Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene, who was chosen as the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week Sunday, added BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week accolades after he had a game-high 14 tackles with 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception in Rutgers' 23-15 win against Syracuse, keeping the Scarlet Knights unbeaten on the season. He led a defense that limited Syracuse to 62 rushing yards and forced four Orange turnovers. - BIG EAST football

10/15/2012 - Week 7 Rewind: Considering that he is the reigning Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Rutgers' linebacker Khaseem Greene hasn't generated the national attention that he deserves. After a dominant performance against Syracuse and their legitimate NFL caliber quarterback Ryan Nassib, however, that may be about to change. Greene was dynamic in this contest, almost single-handedly giving the undefeated Scarlet Knights their sixth victory of the year, posting 14 tackles, three forced fumbles, 1.5 sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery in the 23-15 win. Statistics, however, only tell part of the story. The way in which Greene made his plays is what will have NFL scouts paying close attention. Greene showed some savvy as a pass rusher, coming off the edge to sack Nassib and force one fumble, as well as closing speed on a delayed A-gap blitz to hit the Syracuse quarterback and force another. Greene's versatility was demonstrated in the third quarter on the interception, getting a nice initial shove to knock senior tight end David Stephens to the ground before dropping off to step in front of another senior, wideout Alec Lemon's well-run post route. If Lemon didn't hustle back to tackle Greene from behind 25 yards later, the linebacker may have returned the interception for a touchdown, as he'd successfully weaved through the masses and was breaking into the open field. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

10/14/2012 - WEEK 7 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Khaseem Greene, Rutgers, Senior, Linebacker, Elizabeth, NJ/Avon Old Farms...Rutgers senior linebacker Khaseem Greene totaled 14 tackles, including 1.5 quarterback sacks, forced three fumbles and intercepted one passes as the 19th-ranked Scarlet Knights defeated Syracuse, 23-15. Greene's play helped Rutgers, which is off to its best start since 2006, improve to 6-0, 3-0 in the Big East. - The Walter Camp Football Foundation

10/13/2012 - Linebacker Khaseem Greene had an interception, three forced fumbles, 14 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks and recovered a fumble to lift No. 19 Rutgers to a 23-15 victory over Syracuse on Saturday. Greene, a fifth-year senior, showed why he is the reigning Big East Defensive Player of the Year and a strong All-American candidate by playing a part in three of Syracuse's four turnovers and leading the Scarlet Knights (6-0, 3-0) to victory in what figures to be the final installment of a northeast rivalry that began in 1914. Duron Harmon ran 75 yards for a touchdown off after Jamal Merrell blocked a field goal attempt, and Gary Nova connected with tight end Tyler Kroft for a 12-yard touchdown pass as Rutgers became bowl eligible for the seventh time in eight seasons. The Scarlet Knights' longest drive of the season resulted in the game's first score, Jawan Jamison's one-yard run touchdown that capped a 10-play, 93-yard march with five minutes left in the opening quarter. Syracuse evened the score late in the half when Adonis Ameen-Moore scored on a three-yard run with 1:32 remaining. The game swung on Syracuse's first two possessions of the third quarter. - The Sports Xchange

10/10/2012 - BIG EAST: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 6: 1. LB Khaseem Greene, 6-1, 230, Rutgers: Why he has the top spot: Greene is equally adept at delivering a jarring hit in run support or making a play on the ball when dropping in pass coverage. In last Saturday's 19-3 win over Connecticut, Greene recorded eight tackles and clinched the victory with a fourth-quarter interception. He is the unquestioned leader of a defense that ranks second in the nation against the run and is in the top 15 in three other statistical categories. The senior is completely recovered from a horrific ankle injury he suffered in a 2011 Pinstripe Bowl win over Iowa State. Season stats (five games): 41 tackles, 4.0 TFLs, 2.0 sacks and 3.0 pass break-ups. Player ranking: Greene is ranked 82nd overall and the seventh-highest outside linebacker in CBSSports.com latest player rankings. Up next: Syracuse, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (Big East Network/ESPN 3). - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com

09/17/2012 - WEEK 3 BIG EAST HONOR ROLL: Khaseem Greene, Sr., LB, Rutgers, Elizabeth, N.J.,...Had 10 tackles, leading a defense that allowed just 95 rushing yards in a 23-13 win at USF. Had his fifth straight game with at least 10 tackles. - BIG EAST football

09/04/2012 - BIG EAST: PLAYERS WHOSE NFL DRAFT STOCK IS RISING: LB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers: Greene assuaged concerns that his horrific ankle injury from the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl might limit his aggressiveness with his performance against Tulane. The Scarlet Knights' senior linebacker finished with 14 tackles and a sack in leading a defense that allowed just eight rushing yards. Greene is ranked ninth by Rang among inside linebackers. If Greene's strong play continues, he could move into the top 5 early in the season. You can see him next: Saturday vs. Howard, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN 3). - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com

09/03/2012 - WEEK 1 BIG EAST HONOR ROLL: Khaseem Greene, Sr., LB, Rutgers, Elizabeth, N.J.,...Had 14 tackles and a sack in a 24-12 win at Tulane. Helped hold Tulane to eight rushing yards and 262 total yards. - BIG EAST football

08/07/2012 - Khaseem Greene has been the face of Rutgers football for so long now that it's easy to forget that the fifth-year senior linebacker is taking an important step when pre-season practice starts today and then again when hitting begins with full pads on Friday. Since suffering a leg injury in the Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl, and undergoing surgery for it, the Big East's leading tackler from a year ago hasn't had any contact. That will begin to change today, with the first real test on Friday when the pads go on. And Greene can't wait. "Me, personally, I'm very excited," he said about today's start of practice. "I haven't been on the field since Dec. 30 when I got hurt. I'm just ready to go. "I think I'm a lot more anxious than anybody on the team right now to get back on the field and run around." Greene's presence has been felt everywhere around the Hale Center since he underwent surgery for the non-contact injury he suffered - just days after announcing he would return for another season in Piscataway instead of entering the NFL Draft. He was at every spring practice session but was held out of contact. "This is the longest stretch I have gone without hitting someone," said the 6-1, 230-pounder from Elizabeth. "I tackle my brothers a little bit at home, I (playfully) wrestle with my sisters and my daughter. "So I guess my body is ready to get hitting with the pads. It's exciting. I'm ready to go. Obviously, it's been a long time since I've been on the field and hit somebody, but those are the type of things people don't lose. So there's no rust. No rust at all." - Tom Luicci, The Star-Ledger

07/19/2012 - 2012 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers, 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. Greene led the conference and ranked 12th nationally with 141 tackles in 2011. His stop total ranks fifth in RU single-season history. A safety in his first two seasons at Rutgers, Greene recorded 14.0 tackles-for-loss, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his first campaign at linebacker. He received All-America honors in 2011 by SI.com and Phil Steele and is a 2012 Preseason All-America selection. He has previously been named to preseason watch lists for the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Butkus Award. - Rutgers football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BUTKUS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Khaseem Greene, Rutgers, has been selected to the Preseason Butkus Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to the top linebacker in college football by the Butkus Foundation. Greene, the 2011 BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Year, recorded 141 tackles last season to lead the conference and rank 12th nationally. Greene received All-America honors in 2011 by SI.com and Phil Steele and is a 2012 Preseason All-America selection. He has previously been named to preseason watch lists for the Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy. - Rutgers football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers, 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. Greene is coming off one of the most prolific seasons in Rutgers football history. He led the BIG EAST and ranked 12th nationally with 141 tackles en route to BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of theYear honors. Greene ranked fifth in RU single-season history with the 141 stops and earned All-America honors from SI.com and Phil Steele. A 2012 Preseason All-America selection, Greene was a key member of a Scarlet Knight defense that ranked among the national leaders in total defense (14th), scoring defense (8th), pass efficiency defense (5th), pass defense (9th), sacks (15th) and tackles-for-loss (8th) last season. - Rutgers football

07/10/2012 - 2012 BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Khaseem Greene, Rutgers, LB, Sr., has been selected to the preseason Bednarik Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995. A former standout at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chuck Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 1969 and the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 1967. Greene, the 2011 BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Year, led the conference and ranked 12th nationally in tackles in 2012 (141). Greene received All-America honors in 2011 by SI.com and Phil Steele and is a 2012 Preseason All-America selection. - Rutgers football

06/29/2012 - Top-five Rutgers prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 1. OLB Khaseem Greene (6-1, 230)...Greene is a perfect example of one reason why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are excited about their new head coach. Greene (pictured above) signed with Rutgers as a relatively low priority safety prospect but as he grew, Schiano and his staff elected to move him to weakside linebacker, where he emerged as arguably the most impactful defender in the Big East a season ago. This wasn't the case of a talented player riding the bench. Greene demonstrated his playmaking ways early on, tying for the team lead in interceptions as a redshirt freshman (despite only starting one game) and then leading the team with three interceptions as a full-time starting free safety in 2010 (also posting 77 tackles and four forced fumbles). While productive as a defensive back, few anticipated Greene's explosion in 2011 as the Big East's leading tackler (141), earning him the conference's co-Defensive MVP honors. Greene would have been even more productive had he not suffered a gruesome broken leg in the Pinstripe Bowl victory over Iowa State. Rehabilitation kept Greene sidelined this spring but he's reportedly worked hard in the weight room in an attempt to add the size and strength necessary to remain at linebacker in the NFL. As a side note, Greene is the half-brother of Pittsburgh's star running back Ray Graham, who was recognized yesterday as the Panthers' top prospect for the 2013 NFL draft, as well. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

 
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04/24/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT RANG'S GANG: OLB: Khaseem Greene, Rutgers, 6-1, 241, 4.67...Green rarely is mentioned in the same breath as Manti Te'o, Kevin Minter, Arthur Brown or Alec Ogletree as one of the elite linebackers of the 2013 class but I'm not sure why. He's the two-time defending Big East Defensive Player of the Year since making the transition to linebacker after starting all 12 games at free safety in 2010. Whereas most of the "elite" linebackers in this draft class talk about making big plays, Greene actually made them, playing a role in a staggering 19 turnovers (12 forced fumbles, six interceptions, one fumble recovery) over a remarkable career. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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