Greene Returning for Senior Season

NEW YORK — Junior outside linebacker Khaseem Greene will return for his senior season at Rutgers. Greene announced his decision to remain out of the NFL Draft today at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York as his team prepares for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl Friday against Iowa State.

With sight set on a conference championship next year, Rutgers junior linebacker Khaseem Greene will not enter the NFL Draft at the end of the season and return to school for his final year of eligibility.

"I've decided the best thing I can do is stay in school," Greene said. "I'm a Rutgers guy. I love it here."

Greene likely played his way into the late rounds of this year's draft with 127 tackles during the regular season and a share of Big East Defensive Player of the Year. But at 225 pounds, another year to bulk up as a linebacker can significantly increase his draft stock.

Changing from safety to outside linebacker in the spring, Greene will have a second year to mast the position before going to the NFL. Along with Greene, starting linebackers Steve Beauharnais and Jamal Merrell and key reserve Kevin Snyder are all expected back next season.

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