The Rutgers Scarlet Knights football program named its captains for the 2012-13 season Monday. Senior wide receiver Timothy Wright, senior linebackers Khaseem Greene and Steve Beauharnais and senior defensive back Mason Robinson each earned the honor.
The announcement was made by first-year head coach Kyle Flood after his team's practice. Flood admitted he's not ruling out naming a honorary captain for each game as "there are other people that are deserving of it."
Greene, last season's Co-Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year, said he was happy with the honor, but admitted it didn't come because he was good.
"Being injured and battling that adversity and coming out and making the best of it. You understand, when the going gets rough, what it takes to get over that," said Greene, who suffered a severe ankle injury in last year's Pinstripe Bowl victory over Iowa State. "Dealing with that adversity puts me at a bit of an advantage."
"I had a big smile on my face," Robinson said after he heard the news. "It was great."
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