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Shonn Greene
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Shonn Greene

Hometown:
Sicklerville, NJ

High School:
Milford, CT Academy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 235

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
08/21/1985

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Game Notes: Iowa at Purdue

Hawkeyes and Boilermakers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on BTN

Hawk-Item - - Set Iowa single-season rushing record with 1,850 yards in 2008 and set school record with 20 rushing touchdowns in 2008 . . . ranked second in the nation in rushing yards per game (142.3) . . . led the Big Ten (152.9) in league games only . . . rushed for over 100 yards in all 13 games, the only Division I player to do so . . . ranks 11th in career rushing with 2,228 yards . . . one of three Iowa running back ever to rush for over 200 yards in a game twice in one season (Wisconsin and Purdue) . . . did not participate with football program in 2007 and did not participate in 2008 spring practice . . . one of five true freshmen to see action in 2005 . . . with 116 yards vs. Ball State, became first true freshman to rush for over 100 yards in a game since Tony Stewart (23-102) vs. Wisconsin in 1987.

2008 Honors - - Earned Doak Walker Award as nation's best running back . . . Chicago Tribune Silver Football recipient as Big Ten's Most Valuable Player . . . Most Valuable Player in Iowa's 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina . . . Most Valuable Player, offense . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Big Ten Conference offensive Player of the Year by league coaches and media and the Sporting News . . . first team all-American by Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp Foundation, American Football Coaches Association, Phil Steele's College Football, the Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com and Rivals.com . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . mid-season all-American by The Sporting News . . . Rivals.com national Player of the Week vs. Penn State . . . Big Ten offensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue and Wisconsin.

2008 - - Rushed 307 times for 1,850 yards and 20 touchdowns . . . ranked first in the Big Ten and second in the nation in rushing yards per game (142.3) . . . ranked second in the Big Ten and 22nd in nation in all-purpose yards (146.1) . . . tied for second in the Big ten and ninth in the nation in scoring (9.2) . . . started at running back in 46-3 opening win over Maine as offense rushed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . rushed 22 times for 109 yards and one touchdown vs. Maine, scoring on a one-yard run on the first drive of the game . . . started at running back in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . rushed 13 times for 130 yards and one score vs. FIU, with a career-long of 35 yards . . . gained 36 yards on three carries in first drive of the game, scoring on an 11-yard run . . . had 101 rushing yards in the first period . . . started at running back in 17-5 win over Iowa State, rushing for over 100 yards for the third straight game . . . rushed 20 times for 120 yards vs. ISU, including a five-yard run for the go-ahead score early in the fourth period . . . also had one pass reception for 15 yards in touchdown drive . . . game-best 31-yard run came on opening drive that led to Iowa field goal . . . started at running back in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . rushed for career highs in carried (23) and yards (147) at Pitt, with one touchdown . . . had long gain of 32 yards at Pitt and scored on a six-yard run in the second quarter . . . also had two pass receptions for five yards . . . started at running back in 22-17 loss to Northwestern as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . career best 159 rushing yards on 21 carries vs. Northwestern before leaving game in the fourth period with an injury . . . also had one pass reception for five yards and scored first touchdown of the game on an 18-yard run . . . started at running back in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . rushed a career-high 30 times for 157 yards at MSU, with a long of 18 yards . . . started at running back in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . rushed 23 times for 115 yards and one touchdown vs. Hoosiers, while sitting out the fourth quarter . . . 12-yard scoring run in the second period was his sixth score of the season and gave Iowa a 17-3 advantage . . . started at running back in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense gained 254 rushing yards . . . career-best 217 rushing yards and four touchdowns vs. Wisconsin on 25 carries . . . scored on runs of 12 and 34 yards to help Iowa to 14-3 halftime advantage . . . added scoring runs of 52 and 34 yards in the second half and averaged 8.7 yards per carry for the game . . . tied school record with four touchdowns and 52-yard run is career-longest . . . started at running back in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . rushed 21 times for 103 yards and one touchdown at Illinois, his ninth straight game with over 100 rushing yards . . . scored on a five yard run to tie the game in the fourth period . . . also had one pass reception for 23 yards vs. the Illini . . . started at running back in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State . . . rushed 28 times for 117 yards and two scores vs. Penn State . . . scored first points of the game on 14-yard run in the first period . . . scored on six-yard run in fourth period to move Iowa within 24-22 . . . also had one pass reception for six yards . . . started at running back in 22-17 win over Purdue as offense rushed for 248 net yards . . . matched career best in rushing attempts (30) while rushing for 211 yards and two touchdowns . . . scored on 75-yard run in second quarter and added 14-yard touchdown in fourth period, earning Big Ten offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time . . . started at running back in 55-0 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . rushed 22 times for 144 yards and two scores at Minnesota, scoring on runs of nine and 15 yards . . . 15-yard scoring run in the third period set mark for single-season rushing yards . . . started at running back in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina . . . rushed 29 times for 121 yards and three touchdowns . . . scored on runs of one, one and 11 yards to set Iowa single season record for rushing touchdowns (20) while concluding season with 307 attempts for 1,850 yards, an average of six yards per carry.

2006 - - Listed as second team running back following spring practice. . .saw action in 41-7 win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . rushed three times for seven yards and had two pass receptions for 11 yards vs. Montana, along with two kickoff returns for 60 yards . . . saw action on special teams in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . had one kickoff return for 10 yards and recorded three solo tackles vs. Syracuse . . . saw action in win over Iowa State . . . gained 18 yards on only rushing attempt and 12 yards on only pass reception, with both plays coming during second period touchdown drive . . . also had one kickoff return for 11 yards and two assisted tackles on special teams . . . saw action in win at Illinois, rushing eight times for 54 yards . . . saw action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . recorded one KO return for 26 yards vs. OSU, along with two solo tackles on special teams . . . saw action in win over Purdue as offense reached season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . rushed 11 times for 88 yards and one touchdown vs. Purdue, with a long of 25 yards . . . scored on four-yard run in the fourth period and also had one KO return for seven yards . . . saw action in loss at Indiana as offense gained 467 yards total offense . . . rushed nine times for 38 yards before leaving game with injury . . . did not see action in loss at Michigan due to injury . . . did not see action in win over Northern Illinois due to injury . . . did not see action in loss to Northwestern, due to injury . . . returned to action in loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl, but had no statistics.

2005 - - Saw first action of career in opening win over Ball State . . . rushed 18 times for 116 yards and a touchdown, scoring on a six-yard run . . . also collected three solo tackles on special teams . . . saw action at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa, rushing 15 times for 45 yards . . . saw action at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Illinois, with one rushing attempt for three yards . . . did not see action in win at Purdue due to injury . . . saw action in win over Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action vs. Michigan, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action at Northwestern, gaining nine yards on three rushing attempts and recording one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in win at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida, but had no statistics.

Prep school - - Attended Milford Academy for one year following prep career... rushed for 1,274 yards.

High school honors - - First team all-conference and second team all-state as a senior . . . as a junior, earned first team all-state, all-South Jersey and all-conference honors . . . first team all-conference as a sophomore . . . Renaissance card holder . . . Career - - ended prep career with 4,266 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns on 503 attempts . . . as a senior, rushed 172 times for 1,378 yards and 16 touchdowns . . . rushed for 1,267 yards and 18 touchdowns on 221 attempts as a junior . . . recorded 191 career tackles and one interception on defense.

Personal - - Born 8/21/85 . . . Sociology major . . . father is Reginald Greene . . . attended same high school as DB Kaliq Price . . . high school coach was Felton Jones.

Greene's Collegiate Stats



Rushing No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 37 173 4.7 1 32
Sophomore 32 205 6.4 1 25
Junior 307 1,850 6.0 20 75
Career 386 2,228 5.8 22 75
Receiving No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 0 0 0.0 0 ---
Sophomore 3 23 7.7 0 12
Junior 8 49 6.1 0 23
Career 11 72 6.5 0 23
KO Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 0 0 0.0 0 ---
Sophomore 6 114 19.0 0 37

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