Impressive Despite Injury

Despite getting sidelined midway through the 2006 season and missing 50 percent of his games, Penn State verbal Stephfon Green posted some impressive numbers for his Kennedy team, a squad who clearly missed his performance in the latter half of the season.

As a junior Stephfon Green ran for over 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns. At cornerback he intercepted two passes and ran back two kickoffs for touchdowns in nine games.

Green's 2006 season was cut short with a fractured right leg and a chipped bone in his ankle midway through the season, which played three quarters with and ultimately required surgery for.

Considered to be one of the top prospects in New York, Green led his Kennedy squad to a three and one mark, prior to going down against Sout Shore in early October, a game they ultimately lost 18-6 given that Green finished the with a significant injury which hampered his running.

With Green in the backfield Kennedy averaged 32 points per game. Without Green's running the team's offensive scoring average dropped to 21 points per game and they finished the season with a 2-4 record.

Despite missing 50 percent of his season Green still led his team in both scoring and rushing yards, picking up 56 points and 665 yards on the ground. Green also pulled in a pass for 28 yards and returned some punts and kicks. If he had managed to avoid getting sidelined and maitned his averages early on, Green could have had a season that had him rushing for upwards of 1500 yards and scoring upwards of 130 points.

Defensively, the 5-foot-11, 187 pound senior pulled down 17 tackles at cornerback and returned two interceptions for 55 yards and managed to grab a sack. He was a versatile all-around impact player for his team.

Although the Penn State coaches were initially looking at Green as a cornerback prospect, they seemingly will now give him a look at running back when he arrives on campus thanks to a successful surgery to repair his injuries and a projected recovery time that will have him ready for pre-season practice. It also doesn't hurt that he has a sub 4.40 second forty time and has been clocked as fast as 4.29 seconds in the run.

When FOS asked him where he preferred to play shortly after his commitment in July, Green responded, "If they need me at corner I'll play there. If it's at wide receiver or quarterback — wherever I can get on the field."

Get updates on other commitments to Penn State's Class of 2007:

Andrew Szczerba
Kevion Latham
Quinn Barham
Nate Stupar
Nick Sukay
Jon Ditto
Andrew Dailey
Chris Colasanti

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