NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to New Rochelle’s Courtney Greene!
Courtney Greene, who was born in New Rochelle, turns 29 Monday.
Greene, a football safety, who is currently a free agent, was born Nov. 23, 1986. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2009 NFL Draft and played three seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played college football at Rutgers.
Joining his fellow New Rochelle alumni at Rutgers, Greene stepped into the starting lineup as a true freshman. He immediately established himself as a playmaker, leading the team in tackles with 116, en route to being named a Freshman All-American by Rivals, The Sporting News, College Football News and the Football Writers Association of America. As a sophomore in 2006, Greene was named Second Team All-Big East, starting every game and helping to lead Rutgers to its best football season in three decades.
In 2007, Greene was named to the pre-season watch list for the Nagurski Trophy, and was a consensus pre-season First Team All-Big East selection. In 2008, he was named to the All-Big East first team. Greene was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played three seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars, from 2009-11. He appeared in 30 games and had 90 tackles.
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