Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Hold the Humor--Greenway 15th Hawkeye on Playboy Preseason Team

All right, put your game-face on

This is no time for any R-rated humor.

The following is being written without me saying that it's just the bare facts:

University of Iowa senior linebacker Chad Greenway has been named to the prestigious [that's the Iowa sports information office's term, not mine] Playboy magazine preseason all-America team.

Greenway, a 6-oot 4-inch, 244-pounder from Mount Vernon, S.D., becomes the 15th Iowa player named to the Playboy team.

It marks the third straight year at least one Hawkeye has made the team. Last year defensive end Matt Roth made the team. Placekicker Nate Kaeding and offensive lineman Robert Gallery made the list in 2003.

Greenway was a first-team all-Big Ten selection by both the media and the coaches last year. He was named to Pro Football Weekly’s first all-America team.

Greenway was also named Iowa’s special teams player of the year. He had 113 tackles in 2004 with eight for a loss of 23 yards. Greenway had three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown.

Greenway is also a candidate, along with teammate Abdul Hodge, for the 2005 Butkus Linebacker of the Year Award.

Iowa's Kirk Ferentz was Playboy's preseason coach of the year in 2003. Forest Evasevski [1957] and Jerry Burns [1965] were honored as preseason coaches of the year earlier.


Alex Karras DT 1957

Curt Merz E 1959

Larry Ferguson RB 1961

Karl Noonan E 1964

Gary Snook QB 1965

John Niland OL 1965

Craig Clemons DB 1971

Larry Station LB 1985

Dave Croston OL 1986

Tim Dwight WR 1997

Jared DeVries DT 1998

Nate Kaeding PK 2003

Robert Gallery OL 2003

Matt Roth DE 2004

Chad Greenway LB 2005


Forest Evashevski 1957

Jerry Burns 1965

Kirk Ferentz 2003