The improvement that Coach Chris Demarest's secondary took in 2005 was dwarfed by the step up made by the unit in '06. Leading the way was SS Courtney Greene, who tallied 2 tackles versus KSU. He was a FWAA All-America honoree in 2005 and an All-Big East honoree by Scout.com in 2006. Greene, one of the leaders of a continually improving unit, spoke with SOR after the KSU game.
- part of the trio of talents by way of New Rochelle (NY) - earned himself a starting spot in the defensive backfield during pre-season camp of '05 as a true Freshman and started all 12 games for the Scarlet Knights in his inaugural season on The Banks
. Greene unseated a Senior in earning a starting spot at SS and finished the 2005 season with a team-high 116 tackles (good enough to place him second in the Big East), including 68 solo stops.
After his superb Fr. campaign, Greene continued right where he left off in 2006 and his efforts earned him Scout.com All-Big East recognition. Alongside Ron Girault, the pair have become a fearsome duo that the opposition must take into account when preparing for the Scarlet Knights defense. Greene talked about his unit's performance and discussed what lies ahead for the Rutgers Football program, including next year's goals, after RU's victory over Kansas State.
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