Feb. 8, 2008
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IOWA CITY, IA — Shonn Greene and Amari Spievey, who began their college careers at the University of Iowa, will return to the Hawkeye football program. The announcement came Friday from Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz.
“We are very pleased to have Shonn and Amari returning to the football program,” said Ferentz. “Their return to our program is a positive addition to Wednesday’s list of incoming student-athletes. We look forward to having them rejoin the team in August.”
Greene (5-11, 227) is a running back from Sicklerville, NJ who attended Milford Academy in Connecticut. He played for the Hawkeyes in 2005 and 2006. Greene competed as a true freshman in 2005 and has two years of eligibility remaining.
As a sophomore Greene rushed 32 times for 205 yards and one touchdown. He gained 173 yards and scored one touchdown on 37 attempts as a freshman. His career totals include three receptions for 23 yards and a 19-yard average on six kickoff returns.
Greene was a first team all-conference selection for three seasons as a prep. He earned first team all-state honors as a junior and second team recognition as a senior.
Spivey (6-0, 190) is a defensive back who attended Xavier HS in Middletown, CT. He redshirted at Iowa during the 2006 season and played last season at Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge. Spivey earned junior college all-America honors at Iowa Central and has three years of eligibility at Iowa.
At Iowa Central, Spivey had seven interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. He also had two kickoff returns for touchdowns and blocked four punts.
Spivey was the Connecticut Player of the Year as a senior and was a two-time selection on the coaches all-state team.
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