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The leading receiver on three ACC Championship teams and one National Title team, Greene leaves Tallahassee with a number of Florida State records, including for career catches and receiving yards. Although his top-end speed is average, his route coordination and short-area quickness to create separation are his best strengths. Greene will fight the ball at times, especially when he lets the ball come to him, but he has soft hands and the hand/eye coordination to improve his ballskills. He is accountable and reliable on the field and off with the ambition welcomed in the locker room. Greene has the skill-set ideally suited for the slot where he can be an impact player in the NFL, but his lack of size and physicality are question marks in his transition.
Although he missed four games in 2011 (Achilles injury), Greene made an instant impact as a true freshman and led the Seminoles in receiving, earning MVP honors in the Champ Sports Bowl. Greene improved his production as a sophomore and became the first Florida State player to score a touchdown rushing, receiving and on a return in the same season, finishing with a pair of punt return scores. He was the leading receiver for the BCS National Champion Seminoles in 2013 and became the first Florida State wideout to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark since Anquan Boldin in 2002, earning First Team All-ACC honors. Greene had his most productive season in 2014 as a senior with a school record 99 catches for 1,365 receiving yards and seven scores, earning First Team All-ACC honors.
STRENGTHS: Balanced athlete with natural body control and gliding speed. Very good foot quickness at the line of scrimmage and in his breaks to release and create separation. Sharp plant foot to quickly change directions in his routes and show the quarterback his numbers. Subtle patience, footwork and burst to set up his moves in single coverage. Very good feel in his routes to catch defenders off-guard. Savvy moves before and after the catch, controlling his momentum well. Runs tough and decisive with deceiving body strength ? bounces back up after hits. Quick hands and eyes to find the ball with natural adjustments and concentration in traffic. Slippery after the catch with excellent spatial awareness and finishing speed. Knows where the sticks are and finds soft zones to work. Very smart and his development has come natural to him. Experienced lining up inside and outside at the X, Y and Z positions. Experienced punt returner with a 12.3 average and two career scores (28/468/12.3/2). Trains and prepares like a professional with mature working habits. Perfectionist and humble winner. Soft-spoken leader and consummate teammate. Mature lifestyle with an infant son born Oct. 2013. Doesn?t take plays off and wants to be the best. Highly productive and first player in school history to lead team in receiving four straight years, including back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Finished career with 42-game streak of at least one catch. School record for career receptions (270) and receiving yards (3,830) with one 200-yard and 15 100-yard receiving games in his career.
WEAKNESSES: Average height with a string bean body type. Very lean muscled and will likely never reach 190-pounds. Below average strength and will be pushed around and overwhelmed at times by defenders. Smallish target with a limited catching radius. Will never consistently win in contested situations and struggles with 50/50 chances. Speed is good-enough, but he?ll never be the fastest player on the field. Will get locked up with his footwork and will get caught thinking too much about his feet, leading to drops. Too many body catches and doesn?t consistently attack the ball away from his body Will have the ball ripped out at and after the catch point, struggling with the physicality part of the position. Too much of a spectator as a blocker. Not a weakness, but more of a note: has a close relationship with his father who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute (Jan. 2013).
Will wrap up his career as one of the greatest wide receivers in Florida State and ACC history...is FSU’s career leader in receptions (264), receiving yards (3,771) and consecutive games with a reception (42)...his receiving yardage mark is also the ACC record...holds the FSU single-season record for receptions (93) and his 1,306 receiving yards is the third-highest total ever by a Seminole...leads the ACC in receptions, receiving yards, receptions per game (7.2) and receiving yards per game (100.5)... ranks in the Top 15 nationally in receptions (t8th), receiving yards (7th), receptions per game (11th) and receiving yards per game (13th)...also ranks second in the ACC and 18th in the nation with a 10.7 punt return average (15-160)...two-time All-ACC First Team honoree by the coaches and media...Biletnikoff Award semifinalist...four-time ACC Receiver of the Week...has eight 100- yard games this season.
Led FSU past Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game by recording seven catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns, including a 44-yard touchdown and a 9-yard score in the second quarter...had 106 yards on eight receptions versus Boston College...totaled a career-high 13 receptions for 136 yards and a score against Virginia...had eight catches for 108 yards and a 10-yard touchdown versus Notre Dame...totaled 107 yards on six catches at Syracuse where he became the Seminoles’ all-time leader in receptions...tallied 11 receptions for 125 yards and the go-ahead four-yard score in the third quarter at NC State... made nine receptions for 135 yards and the game-tying 74-yard score with 6:04 left in the fourth quarter of FSU’s overtime victory against Clemson...opened the season by catching 11 passes for a career-high 203 yards and a game-sealing 50-yard fourth-quarter touchdown versus Oklahoma State in the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas.
Will enter his senior season having already put together one of the finest careers ever by a Florida State wide receiver...ranks fourth in FSU history in career receptions (171), sixth in receiving yards (2,465) and tied for seventh in receiving touchdowns (22)...is the ACC's active leader in touchdown receptions...tallied the second-most receptions in a season ever by a Seminole (76) in 2013 and became the first FSU player to gain 1,000 receiving yards (1,128) since Anquan Boldin in 2002...FSU's leading receiver for the third consecutive season is also a respected veteran leader and one of four permanent captains named by head coach Jimbo Fisher for the 2013 season...ultra-quick receiver can turn a slant into a 60-yard score...captured All-ACC First Team honors from the coaches and media...finished fifth in the conference in receptions and receiving yards...added nine touchdown catches...has caught a pass in 29 consecutive games, dating back to his MVP performance in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl...torched Auburn for nine receptions and 147 yards in the BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
Caught first two passes of game-winning drive, an eight-yard reception on first-and-10 and a game-breaking 49-yard catch-and-run that took the Seminoles from the FSU 28-yard line to the Auburn 23-yard mark at the 1:05 mark...also drew a crucial pass inference call on third-and-8 from the Auburn 10-yard line with 21 seconds left that gave Florida State a first down...was Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston's favorite target from the season-opener, making eight receptions for 126 yards and a score at Pitt...had five 100-yard receiving games in 2013...earned ACC Receiver of the Week honors following an eight-catch, 146-yard, two-touchdown performance in FSU's upset of then-No. 3 Clemson in "Death Valley"...caught a touchdown in season's first five games...had four grabs for 90 yards and a score at Boston College...had four catches for 108 yards versus Maryland...had eight receptions for 137 yards and one score against NC State.
Sophomore wide receiver who led the Seminoles in receptions, yards and touchdowns for a second consecutive season...played in all 14 games and made 13 starts in 2012...season worksheet showed 57 receptions for 741 yards and six receiving touchdowns...also saw time as a punt returner, where he ranked third nationally by averaging 15.4 yards per return...scored the Seminoles' first touchdown of the season on a 47-yard punt return against Murray State in the opener...two weeks later returned a punt 60 yards for a score against Wake Forest...is the first Seminole since Peter Warrick in 1999 to score receiving, rushing and return touchdowns in a season...scored nine touchdowns in all, including a 10-yard run on an end-around at USF...was especially productive down the stretch with 37 receptions for 487 yards and five touchdowns over FSU's last seven games...his 39-yard catch and dash with an EJ Manuel pass delivered FSU the game-winning touchdown with 40 seconds remaining in a 28-22 triumph at Virginia Tech...finished the game with six receptions for a season-high 125 yards and two TD's against the Hokies...had a season-high nine receptions (82 yards) in the ACC Championship game win over Georgia Tech...grabbed a 6-yard TD reception with only 11 seconds to go in the first half of the Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois, finishing with five receptions for 45 yards...caught at least one pass in all 14 games and is working on a streak of 15 consecutive games with a reception dating to his MVP performance in FSU's 2011 Champs Sports Bowl win over Notre Dame.
One of the nation's most explosive freshmen receivers before an injury untracked a possible record-breaking season...named Most Outstanding Player of the Champs Sports Bowl after hauling in five catches for 99 yards and a 15-yard touchdown - all in the second half in helping rally FSU to the win over Notre Dame...named to the ACC All-Academic Football Team...earned CFN Freshman All-American honorable mention honors...despite missing four games due to an Achilles injury Greene still led FSU in catches (38), receiving yards (596), touchdown receptions (7), receiving yards per game (66.2) and also hauled in the longest pass of the season (69)...left his mark as one of the best freshman receivers in FSU history posting the second-most receptions (38), receiving touchdowns (7) and third-most receiving yards (596) by a freshman...ranked among the top five freshmen nationally in receiving touchdowns...ranked third on the team with an average of 15.7 yards per catch....would have ranked fifth in the nation for receiving yards per game among freshmen but he missed time due to injury...played in just nine games and earned starts against Oklahoma, Clemson and Wake Forest...just the sixth freshman receiver in FSU history to record a 100-yard receiving game...joined with fellow freshman Christian Green to surpass 100 receiving yards in the game versus Wake Forest as the pair became the first freshmen in FSU history to record 100 receiving yards in the same game.
After his performance versus Wake Forest he now owns the freshman single game receiving record with 163 yards...became the first FSU freshman in 35 years to catch a 50-yard pass in back-to-back games and first Seminole since 1998 to catch a TD pass of 55 yards or more in consecutive games...Greene is the first FSU player since 2000 to catch a TD pass in five straight games...currently second all-time at FSU for TD receptions by a freshman, fourth for all-time receiving yards by a freshman and fifth for receptions by a freshman...started his FSU career by catching a TD pass on his very first play...went on to catch a touchdown in the first five games he played...registered career-highs in receptions (12) and yards (163) at Wake Forest...his 69-yard touchdown grab against CSU was the longest reception for a touchdown by a Seminole since Rod Owens' 98-yard score versus North Carolina in 2009...caught a team-best eight balls for 98 yards and a score at Clemson...tied the Oklahoma game at 13-13 with a 56-yard touchdown catch-and-run on third-and-28 with 9:32 remaining...first career start came against Oklahoma...sat out of Duke, Maryland, NC State and Boston College games with an injury...earned one of six freshman academic awards for his work in the classroom and voted a Top Newcomer on offense at the team's annual banquet...named to the All-ACC Academic football team...also was selected CFN Freshman All-America honorable mention.
Speedy four-star receiver who starred for perennial state and national power St. Thomas Aquinas...ranked as the No. 10 wide receiver nationally by Scout.com, No. 20 by 247Sports and No. 29 by Rivals.com...No. 125 on the ESPNU 150 and No. 20 wide receiver nationally by ESPN...had 43 receptions for 943 yards (21.9 yards per catch) with 13 touchdowns as a senior...came up big in the 2010 Class 5A State title game with six receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns -- including a title-clinching 74-yard pass in the fourth quarter as St. Thomas Aquinas defeated Tampa Plant 29-7 and finished with a No. 3 national ranking...tallied 31 catches for 510 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, helping St. Thomas Aquinas to a state title...First Team Sun-Sentinel All-Broward County as a senior...No. 30 on Bill Buchalter's 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...All-Broward County First Team by The Miami Herald as a senior and All-Broward County Second Team as a junior...No. 94 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...No. 17 on the SuperPrep Florida 110...member of the Florida Times-Union's Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 5 wide receiver...also a standout track & field athlete in sprints and jumps...coached in football by South Florida icon George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas.
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02/19/15 - 2015 NFL Combine Quick Hits: Most of the Florida State buzz this week is all about quarterback Jameis Winston, but WR Rashad Greene had his chance to step to the podium on Thursday and discuss his future. Measuring at only 182 pounds, there are concerns about his long-term durability, especially because he projects best in the slot where he will do most of his work over the middle of the field. He also revealed that a bruised knee (that he fought through all season) was the reason he decided to pull out of the Senior Bowl. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/16/15 - 2015 NFL COMBINE: PROSPECTS WITH THE MOST TO GAIN OR LOSE, VERIFIED MEASUREMENTS: WR Rashad Greene, Florida State...There is no questioning Greene's toughness and receiving skills, but does he have the frame to ever carry 190-plus pounds of good weight? - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
11/17/14 - NOV 10 ACC WIDE RECEIVER OF THE WEEK: Rashad Greene, Florida State, Sr., WR, 6-0, 180, Albany, Ga.,...Greene had a career-best and an ACC season-high 13 receptions for 136 yards and one touchdown in Florida State’s 34-20 win over Virginia on Saturday night. Greene’s 22-yard touchdown catch extended FSU’s lead to 21-13 in the second quarter, and he had nine catches for 94 yards at halftime. Saturday’s performance marked Greene’s sixth 100-yard game and third game with double-digit receptions this season. Greene leads the ACC in receptions (71) and receiving yards (989) by wide margins. - ACC football
11/11/14 - Jameis Winston overcame some more first-half mistakes to lead second-ranked Florida State to another comeback victory. The Heisman winner threw for 261 yards and accounted for two touchdowns in Florida State's 34-20 victory over Virginia on Saturday night. The Seminoles (9-0, 6-0 ACC, No. 2 CFP) have won a school-record 25 straight games. They are the 25th team in NCAA history to win 25 in a row. "Winning is hard," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. "There's no such thing as a bad win. We knew this was going to be a very physical, good football team."
Winston and the offense started slowly for the third consecutive game and two first-quarter interceptions allowed the Cavaliers to take a 13-7 lead. Virginia had ball control issues of its own and three first-half turnovers were converted to Florida State touchdowns. "The defense kept us in the game," Winston said. "If I don't throw picks, they don't score." Florida State receiver Rashad Greene had a career-high 13 receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown. He is third in ACC history for his career with 3,454 yards receiving. - AP Sports
10/12/14 - SEPT 29 ACC RECEIVER OF THE WEEK: Rashad Greene, Florida State, Sr., WR, 6-0, 180, Albany, Ga.,...Greene led Florida State to a 56-41 victory at NC State by grabbing 11 receptions for 125 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter. Greene helped the Seminoles erase a 17-point first quarter deficit and remains the ACC’s leader in receptions (35), receiving yards (543) and yards per game (135.8). He is just seven catches away from becoming Florida State’s all-time leader in receptions. FSU’s Greene was honored as ACC Receiver of the Week for the second week in a row. - ACC football