Greene put up dominant statistics after deciding to return to Rutgers for his senior year instead of testing NFL waters. Leading the Big East in tackles, Greene made 125, including 10.5 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, two interceptions and a defensive touchdown.
Earlier in the year, Greene mentioned that sharing the honor as a junior was "horrible." This year, Greene stands alone as the best in the conference.
"Sharing the Big East player of the year, it was horrible," Greene said. "It was almost sickening."
Greene set a career high in tackles with 22 against the Black Knights and dominated the Orange defense with 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks, an interception and three forced fumbles.
Greene has 376 career tackles in his four seasons at Rutgers, with most coming after moving from safety to linebacker as a junior. He sits fifth on the all-time list at Rutgers but could climb as high as third – passing Courtney Greene and Brian Sheridan – with 14 tackles against Virginia Tech.
Greene received First Team All-Big East honors for the second straight year. He joins cornerback Logan Ryan, defensive tackle Scott Vallone, safety Duron Harmon and guard Antwan Lowery on the first team.