PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 14, 2012) – Rutgers senior linebacker Khaseem Greene (Elizabeth, N.J.) and junior cornerback Logan Ryan (Berlin, N.J.) were selected to Phil Steele’s 2012 All-America team Friday. Greene was a second team All-America selection while Ryan was tabbed to the All-America fourth team.
Greene was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year. Greene was the second player in BIG EAST history to win the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year award in consecutive seasons, joining Corey Moore of Virginia Tech (1998, 1999).
Greene led Rutgers with 125 tackles and six forced fumbles to lead the nation’s No. 4 ranked scoring defense. He finished with 5.5 sacks and two interceptions from his weakside linebacker position.
The Elizabeth native is fifth in school history with 376 career tackles. Greene finished with a career-high 22 tackles (6 solo, 16 assists) in the Army win. It was the fourth-highest total by a player in the nation in 2012.
A two-year starter at cornerback, Ryan currently ranks second on the team with 87 tackles. A Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist, Ryan is the only player in the nation with at least 85 tackles, four interceptions and 18 passes defended.
Ryan currently ranks first in the conference and tied for eighth nationally in passes defended, averaging 1.50 per game. He also earned All-BIG EAST First Team recognition, as well as all-conference honors from ESPN.com andCBSSports.com.