Greene named Midseason All-American

Oct. 24, 2008

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa running back Shonn Greene has been named to Sporting News Today’s inaugural Midseason All-America team, announced today (Friday, Oct. 24).

Greene, a 5-foot-11, 235-pound junior from Sicklerville, N.J., has rushed for 1,154 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. He was one of six Big Ten players honored. Both All-America running backs are from the Big Ten Conference — Michigan State’s Javon Ringer grabbed the other spot.

Greene’s rushing total for the 2008 season already ranks eighth-best on Iowa’s seasonal rushing chart. He is the first Hawkeye running back to rush for more than 100-yards in eight straight games.

Iowa is idle this week and travels to Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 1, for a contest that will be televised on ABC at 2:30 p.m. (Iowa time).

The entire Sporting News mid-season team is listed below.

Offense
QB
Colt McCoy, Texas
RB Shonn Greene, Iowa
RB Javon Ringer, Michigan State
WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
WR Eric Decker, Minnesota
TE Chase Coffman, Missouri
OL Andre Smith, Alabama
OL Michael Oher, Mississippi
OL Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
OL Alex Mack, California
OL Herman Johnson, LSU
K Louie Sakoda, Utah
KR Derrick Williams, Penn State

Defense
DE Brian Orakpo, Texas
DE Jerry Hughes, Texas Christian
DT Terrence Cody, Alabama
DT Fili Moala, Southern California
LB Rennie Curran, Georgia
LB Scott McKillop, Pittsburgh
LB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
CB Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
CB Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest
S Eric Berry, Tennessee
S Kevin Ellison, Southern California
P Kevin Huber, Cincinnati
PR Brandon James, Florida

To read the entire article in Sporting News Today, click HERE (page 12).