Ken Greene
Ken  Greene

Lewiston, Idaho


Outside Linebackers
Fourth Season

Personal: Born May 8, 1956 in Lewiston, Idaho ... graduated from Washington State in 1978 ... was drafted in the first round of the 1978 NFL draft by the St. Louis Cardinals ... has three daughters: Lindsey, Jennifer and Melanie ... was in the construction business following his retirement from the NFL.

Coaching Career: Fourth-year Fresno State assistant coach who coaches the linebackers ... has also served as defensive backs coach during his time with the Bulldogs ... came to Fresno State in the spring of 1995 and worked the '95 season with the Bulldogs in a graduate assistant role ... moved into a full-time role in 1996 ... helped develop a pair of 1997 NFL draft picks in Chris Bayne (Atlanta Falcons) and Omar Stoutmire (Dallas Cowboys) ... Stoutmire was the nation's leading tackler in 1995 ... worked as an assistant coach at Valley View High School in Caldwell, Idaho in 1994.

Athletic Career: Spent seven seasons (1978-84) in the National Football League, playing with the St. Louis Cardinals (1978-82) and the San Diego Chargers (1983-84) ... totaled 15 interceptions and 518 tackles during his professional career ... he retired in the summer of 1985 ... finest season of his career came in 1981, when he led the Cardinals in tackles (143) and interceptions (7) ... during that season, he intercepted three passes for 106 yards and recovered a fumble in a game vs. Buffalo ... also led St. Louis in tackles (114) in 1979 ... was a 12-game starter at strong safety in 1978, when he was named to a number of all-rookie teams ... was the Cardinals' second first-round selection (19th choice overall) in the 1978 draft ... was traded to the Chargers in 1984 for third- and eighth-round draft selections ... was a two-year starter at cornerback at Washington State before moving to safety as a senior ... he recorded five interceptions his junior season ... earned All-Coast and Newspaper Enterprise Association All-America honors as a senior ... named to the Washington State University "Team of the Century" ... played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Washington State under former Fresno State coach Jim Sweeney ... was an outstanding prep receiver at Omak (Wash.) High School, setting school records with 49 catches for 786 yards.

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