Greene, King Named Walter Camp All-Americans

Dec. 12, 2008

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Shonn Greene and senior Mitch King were named All-Americans by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Greene was a first team pick, while King was named to the second team.

Greene, a 5-foot-11, 235-pound running back from Sicklerville, N.J., continues his march to becoming Iowa’s first consensus All-American running back since Nile Kinnick in 1939. He is the first Hawkeye running back to earn Walter Camp All-American honors. Greene had a memorable night in Florida at the Home Depot ESPNU Awards Show, collecting both the Doak Walker Award and Walter Camp All-American honors. So far this season, Greene has been given the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award, was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and was a unanimous first team all-Big Ten pick by the media. He has also been named first team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and Greene ranks second nationally in rushing and is the only FBS running back to eclipse 100 rushing yards in 12 games this season. His 1,729 rushing yards are the most in single-season history at Iowa and his 17 touchdowns are tied for the most by an Iowa player in a season.

King, a 6-3, 284 pound defensive tackle from Burlington, Iowa, was named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year earlier this season. He was also chosen as a first team all-Big Ten player by both the media and coaches, including a unanimous selection by the coaches. King collected 52 tackles this season, including a team-best 15 1/2 for loss.

Senior Mitch King was a second team pick.