The Life of Chad Greenway

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  • Birthday

    Chad Greenway was born on January 12th, 1983. His hometown is Mt. Vernon, South Dakota. He attended Mt. Vernon High School
  • Freshmen at Iowa

    Freshmen at Iowa
    Chad Greenway attends the University of Iowa for football. He played as an Outside Linebacker
  • First Knee Injury

    First Knee Injury
    Chad suffered a knee injury before his redshirt freshmen year at Iowa. He missed the first 4 games of the season.
  • All Big Ten

    All Big Ten
    Chad Greenway was named to the Second Team All Big Ten. Greenway was also named the Big Ten Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Arizona State.
  • All American

    All American
    In 2004, he was named a first team All-American by Pro Football Weekly, a second team All-American by, and a third team All-American by Within the conference, Greenway was named first team All-Big Ten and selected as a first team all-Big Ten player by
  • Preseason All American

    Preseason All American
    In 2005, Greenway was named Preseason All-America by The Sporting News,, and was named to the preseason honorable mention All-America squad selected by He was ranked as the #2 outside linebacker by The Sporting News, and named to Bronko Nagurski Watch List and Lott Trophy Watch List
  • NFL Draft

    NFL Draft
    NFL Draft Website Chad Greenway entered the 2006 NFL Draft, where he was drafted by the Vikings with the 17th pick in the first round. Greenway selected #52 as his jersey number for the Minnesota Vikings. In training camp, he was listed as a second string linebacker on the depth chart.
  • Second Knee Injury

    Second Knee Injury
    In Minnesota's first Preseaon game against Oakland, Chad Greenway tore his ACL. He tore it on a special teams play on the first kickoff. He missed the rest of the 2006 season.
  • Impressive 2007 Season

    Impressive 2007 Season
    Greenway started the 2007 season as the Minnesota Vikings starting weakside linebacker. In Greenway's first NFL game on September 9, 2007 against the Atlanta Falcons Greenway recorded 10 tackles. Greenway completed the 2007 season with 105 tackles with two forced fumbles along with two interceptions with one touchdown.
  • Impressive 2009 Season

    Impressive 2009 Season
    In 2008, Greenway had another impressive season finishing with 5.5 sacks and led the team with 115 tackles. He also deflected 5 passes.
  • High School Legend

    High School Legend
    Greenway was a three-time all-state player for Stickey-Mount Vernon, before going on to college at Iowa and the Vikings in the NFL. He spent the first half hour of his visit home signing autographs and taking pictures. Then, just before the start of Mount Vernon's boys basketball game against Stickney, he raised his number eight into the rafters.
  • 2010 NFC Combined Tackles Leader

    2010 NFC Combined Tackles Leader Chad Greenway won the NFC 2010 Conbined Tackles Award. He had a total of 144 recorded tackles.Of those, 35 were assist tackles.
  • Franchise Player

    Franchise Player
    On February 21, 2011, the Vikings announces that Greenway was designated as their franchise player for 2011.[1] Greenway was selected to his first Pro Bowl after a career-high 154 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and a fumble recovery during the 2011 season.
  • Legal Trouble

    Legal Trouble
    On October 5, 2012, Greenway was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness. He struck Calvin Johnson head and neck area. The hit and fine was very controversal.
  • 2013 Pro Bowl

    2013 Pro Bowl
    Chad Greenway was selected to his second Pro Bowl. He was also named to the NFL All-Pro team.
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    University of Iowa

    Chad Greenway's enrollment at University of Iowa
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    Minnesota Vikings