Tri-State Player Award

Tri-State Player of the Year

Less than five minutes were all that separated Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene from the completion of another successful season. And then misfortune struck in the waning moments of the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl. As Greene exploded through the Iowa State line, a scene familiar to the opposition, he planted awkwardly on the Yankee Stadium grass and snapped a bone just above his right ankle. It was one of those gruesome injuries that can make a stomach sick … and a once-promising career derail.

In an instant, Greene’s offseason plans were altered, his future in football uncertain. Topping the to-do list would be a seven-month rehab that included lots of leaning on crutches, teammates and family for support. This injury was a major setback, to be sure. But this was no ordinary student-athlete. Greene has been staring down adversity throughout his life, whipping tall odds as if they were lumbering offensive linemen.

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Past Winners

Award Year
2012 Khaseem Greene Rutgers University
2011 Mohamed Sanu Rutgers
2009 Matthew Szczur Villanova University
2008 Kenny Britt Rutgers University
2007 Bill Zwaan, Jr. West Chester University
2006 Ray Rice Rutgers University
2006 Adam Knoblauch Delaware Valley College
2004 Joe McCourt Lafayette College
2003 Andy Hall University of Delaware
2002 Dan Klecko Temple University
2001 Brian Westbrook Villanova University