Rashad Greene is gone from Albany, but far from forgotten. Heck, now he’s more famous than ever.
The former Westover High multi-sport athlete appeared on ESPN-TV last weekend as a member of St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the nation’s top-ranked football school. A wide receiver, Greene had 63 yards of offense, mostly on returns. He said that he was so nervous, he nearly fumbled the opening kickoff.
“There were a few jitterbugs, but after that play, everybody was going good,” Greene told the newspaper USA TODAY. “This was the first time I’ve gotten to experience something like this. This was even my first ride on a plane and that was OK, but not what I thought it was. I thought it would be all shaky and stuff.”
One of the top receiver prospects in the nation, Greene will graduate in 2011. At Westover, in addition to being an all-state receiver as a sophomore, he was a champion sprinter and was a shooting guard and forward on the basketball team before transferring this year.
St. Thomas Aquinas’ football team was crowned state and national champions after an undefeated season in 2008. In the nationally televised game last weekend, they defeated Upper Arlington of Columbus, Ohio, on the road, 52-7.
by Staff Reports.