Greene Named co-Defensive Player of Year

Rutgers junior linebacker Khaseem Greene earned co-Defensive Player of the Year honors in the Big East today after his stellar 2011 season. Greene is one of eight Scarlet Knights on the All-Big East first- or second-team lists.

With the most tackles in school history since Gary Brackett in 2002, junior linebacker Khaseem Greene's 127 tackles earned him co-Defensive Player of the Year honors, the Big East announce today.

Greene, who moved from safety to weakside linebacker in the spring, led the Big East in tackles and led the Rutgers defense to holding conference opponents to 19.7 points per game. Greene finished second on the team with 11 TFLs, made two sacks and forced two fumbles. He shares the award with Cincinnati's Derek Wolfe.

Eight Scarlet Knights made the first- or second-team list, which is the most since the 2006 season.

All-Big East Selections

First Team

Junior wide receiver Mohamed Sanu

Senior right guard Art Forst

Junior linebacker Khaseem Greene

Junior safety Duron Harmon

Second Team

Senior left guard Desmond Wynn

Sophomore cornerback Logan Ryan

Junior punter Justin Doerner

Sophomore kick returner Jeremy Deering

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