Rutgers' Khaseem Greene named to AP All-American team

Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

Scarlet Knights senior linebacker earns Associated Press First-Team honor.

The Associated Press released its 2012 All-American teams Tuesday, and Rutgers Scarlet Knights senior linebacker Khaseem Greene earned first-team honors.

Greene, a two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year, compiled a team-high 125 tackles, including a 5 1/2 sacks, tallied six forced fumbles, broke up five passes and had two interceptions.

The fifth-year senior anchored a rock solid Rutgers defense that helped the Scarlet Knights finish the season 9-3 overall and earn a share of the Big East championship.

Greene began his career as a safety but made the transition to weakside linebacker two years ago. From there, he went onto be one of best linebackers in program history compiling a career total of 376 tackles, which ranks fifth on the school's all-time list.

Rutgers will play the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Russell Athletic Bowl, Dec. 28, in Orlando, FL (5:30 p.m. ET). The Scarlet Knights are making their seventh postseason appearance in eight seasons.

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