Rutgers senior linebacker Khaseem Greene put together one of the best defensive careers in the history of the Scarlet Knights. In his senior season, he recorded 126 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and 2 interceptions. Greene is ranked as the No. 6 linebacker for the 2013 NFL Drat by ESPN.
Before he makes the leap to the big leagues, however, he will be chronicling his journey for The Star-Ledger. Here’s an except from the letter he wrote to Rutgers and the fans. To continue reading the entire letter visit The Star-Ledger.
As I finish my college career, I want to thank the Rutgers fans for their support over the years, especially during difficult times. I grew up in New Jersey watching this program and it’s amazing to see how far we’ve come. Everywhere I go I speak to students and alumni who all share the same passion and excitement for this team. I look forward to returning as a fan myself and cheering on this program in the future.
I want to thank the coaches and players that came before me to help lay the foundation for us to build on. At Rutgers, we talk about “keep chopping,” and I’m grateful for those that passed the ax to me. … As I leave, I pass the ax on to my brothers who will continue to fight for Rutgers and carve their own legacy.
Coach Schiano, who recruited me and demanded my best, I thank you. To Coach Flood, you’ve made me a better man and a better player. You deserve all the credit you received this year. To my defensive coaches and especially our leader and coordinator Coach Smith, I’d like to thank you all for allowing this defense to make plays and be who we are through your schemes. This program is in great hands and I look forward to you taking us to even greater heights in the future.
We wish you the best along the way, Khaseem, we will be keeping up with your journey!