Adam Greene, Sophomore, Placekicker, No. 3
Weight: 185 lbs
Collegiate Stats: Has not seen game action
High School: Broadneck High School (Arnold, MD)
High School Stats (Senior Year): Set the Maryland high school record for career field goals with 27. Has a career long of 55 yards as a junior and put 85 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone for touch backs.
Composite recruiting rating: Two Stars:(0.7333); ranked 31st among kickers nationally and as the 61st best player in Maryland
Who Maryland Beat: Cornell, Navy, Ohio, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
As you can tell from the list of schools Maryland beat out for Greene’s services, the young man is no slouch academically. In fact, he brought a weighted 4.5 GPA to College Park and had received a Scholar Athlete Scholarship from the Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
But Greene was more than simply a smart guy, he was an outstanding kicker. He hit at least two field goals of 50 yards or more for Broadneck. He was named a team captain in his senior season and was recognized as the Maryland All-State First Team Kicker (both Consensus and Big Schools), All-Met First Team, All County First Team and an All-League First Team placekicker and also as an Elite Eight Offensive player in Anne Arundel County.
Greene took a redshirt year as a true freshman and in his redshirt freshman season he had the (playing time) misfortune of being the backup to Brad Craddock - the Lou Groza Award winner as the nation's best kicker. He has yet to see the field as a Terp.
According Maryland's website, Greene has some superhuman powers. As I write this on June 22, the website lists the following accomplishment:
In truth, Greene was honored as an Academic All-Big Ten performer.
Sad to say for a bright young man who has the leadership skills to be named a team captain as a kicker for his high school team but most Maryland fans likely hope that Greene serves another year as the apprentice and possible heir apparent to senior Brad Craddock. We might hope that Maryland has a lopsided win or two that allows him to stretch out for some late game kickoffs or attempt a late extra point or field goal.
Although he has yet to kick in game action for Maryland, Greene is the only experienced backup to Craddock and his high school stats show that he has the potential to be effective if called upon. A healthy Craddock will keep Greene on the sideline for another season. However, he is second on the depth chart and, with no placekicker yet committed for the class of 2016, certainly appears to have the inside track to be Craddock's successor.
This players shares his last name with a doctor on one of the Star Trek series.
HughGR jumps into the swamp with his quick recognition of a Kermit reference!
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