University of Iowa Hawkeyes
Mt. Vernon, South Dakota
Mt. Vernon High School
Regarded by many as one of the finest athletes in the 2006 NFL Draft, Chad has drawn comparisons to former Colts standout Duane Bickett, as he quietly, but consistently produced big plays. A smart player with excellent instincts, he brings a very good blend of lateral range, size and speed on the football field. He demonstrates superb pass coverage skills, as he has the quickness to stay with receivers on deep routes.
He was a three-time South Dakota All-State performer, earning first-team accolades as a junior and senior and third-team honors as a sophomore. Chad was named Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior and was also selected Argus Leader and Sports Max Player of the Year. He earned first team All-Conference honors for three-straight seasons and garnered MVP honors while serving as team captain as a sophomore, junior, and senior.
Chad competed at quarterback and free safety and returned punts and kickoffs, helping his prep team win two consecutive state titles as a junior and senior. He carried 364 times for 3,118 yards and completed 171-of-290 passes for 2,572 yards. On defense, Greenway recorded 407 tackles and 23 interceptions. As a senior, he hit on 62-of-114 passes for 1,147 yards and rushed for 1,320 yards. He also made 132 tackles and four interceptions that season. In addition to football, he also lettered in basketball, baseball and track. He won four different events in the 2000 Iowa state track meet, including a 49' triple jump and a 14.0-second 110-meter hurdle.
Chad spent the 2001 season as a redshirt for the Hawkeyes. In eight games in 2002 season, he posted 15 tackles (8 solos) in eight contests.
The 2003 season began a string of 38 consecutive starts at weak-side outside linebacker for Greenway. He earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors, as he finished second on the squad with 132 tackles (77 solos), two sacks, eleven stops for losses and six pass deflections. Greenway was a first-team All-American choice by Pro Football Weekly in 2004. He again ranked second on the team with 113 tackles (71 solos), adding three sacks and eight stops behind the line of scrimmage. He caused and recovered a fumble, batted away five passes and intercepted three others for 54 yards in returns and a touchdown.
Chad was again selected first-team All-American. He shared team MVP honors with fellow linebacker Abdul Hodge, as Chad ranked fourth in the nation in tackles per game (13.0) and
Hodge ranked third nationally (13.2). He registered a career-high 156 tackles (95 solos) with two sacks and ten stops for losses. He also intercepted a pass and deflected eight others. His 156 hits rank third on the school's season-record list.
In 45 games at Iowa, Chad started 38 times. He finished his career ranked fifth in school history with 416 tackles (251 solos). Greenway had seven sacks for minus 19 yards and 29 stops for losses of 73 yards. He caused two fumbles, recovered another and blocked two kicks. He deflected 20 passes and gained 70 yards and a touchdown on four interceptions.
Ranks fifth in school history with 416 tackles, topped only by Larry Station (492, 1982-85), Andre Jackson (465, 1972-75), Abdul Hodge (453, 2002-05) and Brad Quast (435, 1986-89)…
His 156 tackles in 2005 rank third on the school's season record list behind Hodge (158 in 2005) and Jackson (171 in 1972)…Posted 95 solo hits in 2005, the third-best season total in Iowa annals behind Hodge (98 in 2005) and Tom Rusk (105 in 1977)…His 251 solo tackles rank fourth in school history, topped only by Station (308), Hodge (288) and Jackson (275)…Recorded at least ten tackles in a game 25 times during his career.
All-American first-team choice by Pro Football Weekly, earning second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and Walter Camp…All-Big Ten Conference first-team pick…Shared team MVP honors with Abdul Hodge…Ranked fourth in the nation with an average of 13.0 tackles per game…Second on the team with a career-high 156 tackles (95 solos), the third-best season total in school history…Had two sacks for minus 6 yards and ten stops for losses of 25 yards…Returned an interception 16 yards and deflected eight passes…Had at least 10 tackles in
Pro Football Weekly All-American first-team choice, adding second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and CNN/SI.com…All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice and team Special
Teams Player of the Year…Member of the team's Leadership Council…Manned the weak-side outside linebacker position, ranking second on the team and seventh in the Big Ten with 113 tackles (71 solos)…Had three sacks for minus 6 yards and eight stops for losses of 23 yards…Recovered and caused a fumble…Deflected five passes and intercepted three others for
54 yards in returns and a touchdown…Also blocked a kick.
Second-team All-Big Ten Conference choice, adding Big Ten Player of the Week honors for his performance vs. Arizona State…Moved into the starting lineup at weak-side line-backer, finishing second on the team with 132 tackles (77 solos)…Credited with two sacks for minus 7 yards and eleven stops for losses of 25 yards…Caused a fumble and blocked a kick…Also deflected six tackles…Served on the team's Leadership Council.
Appeared in eight games, recording 15 tackles (8 solos) and a pass deflection…In his first career start, he posted eight tackles (6 solos) and batted away a pass vs. Pursue…Had two assisted hits vs. Michigan and three tackles (2 solos) in the Northwestern clash.
Redshirted as a freshman.
CAMPUS AGILITY TESTS
4.54 in the 40-yard dash…341-pound bench press…443-pound squat…345-pound power clean…39-inch vertical jump…32 ¼-inch arm length…9 ½-inch hands…Right-handed.
Attended Mt. Vernon (S.D.) High School, playing football for head coach Myron Steffen…
The team was so small that they played nine-man football…Three-time South Dakota All-State performer, earning first-team accolades as a junior and senior and third-team honors as a sophomore…Named Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior and was also selected Argus
Leader and Sports Max Player of the Year…Earned first team All-Conference honors for three straight seasons and garnered MVP honors while serving as team captain as a sophomore, junior, and senior…Competed at quarterback and free safety and returned punts and kickoffs, helping his prep team win two consecutive state titles as a junior and senior…Carried 364 times for 3,118 yards and completed 171-of-290 passes for 2,572 yards…On defense, Greenway recorded 407 tackles and 23 interceptions…As a senior, he hit on 62-of-114 passes for 1,147 yards and rushed for 1,320 yards…Also made 132 tackles and four interceptions that season…In addition to football, he also lettered in basketball, baseball and track…Won four different events in the 2000 South Dakota state track meet, including a 49' triple jump and a 14.0-second 110-meter hurdle.
Communication Studies major…Son of Julie and Alan Greenway…Born 1/12/83…Resides in Mt. Vernon, South Dakota
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