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Chad Greenway
LB #52
Height:
6-2
Weight:
242
Age:
33
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
Mount Vernon, SD
Experience:
11
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 1,060 734 326 18.0 0 31 10 205 -- 91 2 8 11
2015 MIN 16 12 68 55 13 2.5 0 1 1 91 91 91 1 0 --
2014 MIN 12 12 93 56 37 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 MIN 16 16 134 83 51 3.0 -- 4 3 23 7.7 23 0 0 --
2012 MIN 16 16 148 98 50 3.0 -- 4 1 3 3 3 0 0 2
2011 MIN 16 16 154 89 65 2.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2010 MIN 16 16 144 109 35 1.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2009 MIN 16 16 99 80 19 0.0 -- 6 3 49 16.3 36 0 1 3
2008 MIN 16 15 115 86 29 5.5 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 3 --
2007 MIN 16 16 105 78 27 0.0 0 4 2 39 19.5 37 1 2 4
2006 MIN 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @SF L 3-20 2 1 1 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DET W 26-16 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 SD W 31-14 1 1 0 0.0 0 1 1 91 91 91 1 0 --
4 @DEN L 20-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 KC W 16-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @DET W 28-19 3 3 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @CHI W 23-20 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 STL W 21-18 10 8 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @OAK W 30-14 8 4 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 GB L 13-30 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @ATL W 20-10 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 SEA L 7-38 6 5 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @ARI L 20-23 8 8 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 CHI W 38-17 5 4 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 NYG W 49-17 9 6 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @GB W 20-13 6 6 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS           Career GP/GS                                   Playoffs GP/GS

16/12                             140/135                                                5/5

• Has led Vikings in tackles for each of the past 6 seasons, tying Scott Studwell’s franchise record.

• Became 1st Vikings LB to earn AP All-Pro (2nd Team) honors in 2012 since Matt Blair in 1980.

• Honored as 2012 Korey Stringer Good Guy Award winner by Twin Cities media for his cooperation and attitude. 

• Voted by teammates as Vikings Defensive MVP in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

• Career-long 91-yard INT return for TD vs. San Diego (9/27/15) off Philip Rivers. 5th longest

INT return in team history and 6th longest by LB in NFL history.

OFF THE FIELD  Raised on a farm in South Dakota and still involved in farming today, he has been active with the ANF- America Needs Farmers- efforts that have been re-kindled with the Iowa football program in recent years...Recognized as 2014 and 2015 Vikings Community Man of the Year for his generosity and charity in the Twin Cities and his home state of South Dakota, his second time earning the honor (2011)...Active with the America Needs Farmers campaign with the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa Farm Bureau...Donated time and money with teammate John Sullivan to build his Sully’s Playground project at Amplatz Children’s Hospital at University of Minnesota...Has donated several “Chad’s Lockers” to local children’s hospitals, giving patients and their families a resource to find games and books...Works through his Lead The Way Foundation to enhance education and health opportunities for children...Donated funds to build a new track at his alma mater, Mt. Vernon High School...Made generous donation of $100,000 to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD in spring 2008 to help children’s cancer patients and families...Recognized by teammates as the 2007 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award for his dedication and effort coming back from season-ending knee injury as a rookie...Graduated with a degree in communication studies from Iowa…Married in July 2006 to Jennifer Capista, a former track and field athlete at Iowa…Couple has daughters, Maddyn and Beckett...Joins his wife and members of the Vikings organization in hosting the annual Greenway Gridiron Gallop 5K fun run on Father’s Day...Grew up on a hog and crop farm in Mount Vernon, SD, which has a population under 400…Played 9-man football in high school...Had his high school jersey, #8, retired in a winter 2009 event at Mt. Vernon High.

2015 GP/GS           Career GP/GS                                   Playoffs GP/GS

16/12                             140/135                                                5/5

• Has led Vikings in tackles for each of the past 6 seasons, tying Scott Studwell’s franchise record.

• Became 1st Vikings LB to earn AP All-Pro (2nd Team) honors in 2012 since Matt Blair in 1980.

• Honored as 2012 Korey Stringer Good Guy Award winner by Twin Cities media for his cooperation and attitude. 

• Voted by teammates as Vikings Defensive MVP in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

• Career-long 91-yard INT return for TD vs. San Diego (9/27/15) off Philip Rivers. 5th longest

INT return in team history and 6th longest by LB in NFL history.

OFF THE FIELD  Raised on a farm in South Dakota and still involved in farming today, he has been active with the ANF- America Needs Farmers- efforts that have been re-kindled with the Iowa football program in recent years...Recognized as 2014 and 2015 Vikings Community Man of the Year for his generosity and charity in the Twin Cities and his home state of South Dakota, his second time earning the honor (2011)...Active with the America Needs Farmers campaign with the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa Farm Bureau...Donated time and money with teammate John Sullivan to build his Sully’s Playground project at Amplatz Children’s Hospital at University of Minnesota...Has donated several “Chad’s Lockers” to local children’s hospitals, giving patients and their families a resource to find games and books...Works through his Lead The Way Foundation to enhance education and health opportunities for children...Donated funds to build a new track at his alma mater, Mt. Vernon High School...Made generous donation of $100,000 to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD in spring 2008 to help children’s cancer patients and families...Recognized by teammates as the 2007 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award for his dedication and effort coming back from season-ending knee injury as a rookie...Graduated with a degree in communication studies from Iowa…Married in July 2006 to Jennifer Capista, a former track and field athlete at Iowa…Couple has daughters, Maddyn and Beckett...Joins his wife and members of the Vikings organization in hosting the annual Greenway Gridiron Gallop 5K fun run on Father’s Day...Grew up on a hog and crop farm in Mount Vernon, SD, which has a population under 400…Played 9-man football in high school...Had his high school jersey, #8, retired in a winter 2009 event at Mt. Vernon High.

HONORS 2012 Associated Press 2nd Team All-Pro...Earned Pro Bowl berths in 2011 and 2012...Recognized as 2012 Korey Stringer Good Guy Award winner...Selected as 2011, 2014 and 2015 Vikings Community Man of the Year...Named Vikings Defensive MVP in 2010, 2012 and 2013 by teammates...Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week at Detroit (9/20/09).

PRO Earned consecutive Pro Bowl berths in 2011 and 2012, the 1st Vikings LB to achieve the feat since Scott Studwell in 1987-88...Voted by teammates as Defensive MVP in 2010, 2012 and 2013...Led Vikings in tackles in 2008-2013 and ranked 2nd in 2007...Posted career-best 191 tackles in 2012...Tied Scott Studwell for the Vikings franchise record by leading the team in tackles for 6 straight seasons (2008-13)...Set career high with 22 tackles vs. Oakland (11/20/11), the 2nd-most in Vikings history behind Studwell’s 24 at Detroit in 1985...Since spending his rookie season on injured reserve with a preseason knee injury, he has not missed a game in the following 7 seasons...Has started 111 of the 112 career games he has played and all 4 playoff contests...From 2007-13, his 11 FRs ranks tied for 2nd in the NFL...Notched 6 takeaways in each 2007 and 2009...Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for game at Detroit (9/20/09) when he had 3 takeaways (2 INT, 1 FR) and recovered an onside kick…Tied for NFL lead with 4 FRs in 2007 and tied for 2nd in 2009 with 3...Scored 1st career TD on a 37-yard INT return at NY Giants (11/25/07), part of a record-setting day against Giants as the Vikings returned 3 INTs for TDs...Helped Vikings tie team record with 6 INT-return TDs in 2007, matching the mark of the 1992 team...Helped Vikings rank #1 in the NFL against the run in 2007 and 2008...Is the only Iowa LB ever selected in the 1st round of the NFL Draft…Selected #17 overall in the 2006 NFL Draft and was the 3rd LB taken, behind only A.J. Hawk (#5) and Ernie Sims (#9).

2015 Started 12-of-16 games for the Vikings during the 2015 campaign…Established a career-long 91-yard INT return for TD vs. San Diego (9/27/15) off Philip Rivers. 5th longest INT return in team history and 6th longest by LB in NFL history and the longest of anyone during the 2015 campaign…Finished the season with 86 tackles (61 solo), 4 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, 4 QB hurries, 1 pass defensed and 1 INT which was returned for a TD…Was voted a captain prior to the start of the 2015 campaign by his teammates…His 2.5 sacks moved him into 3rd place in sacks by a linebacker in franchise history with 18.0 sacks during his career, trailing Matt Blair (23.0 sacks) and Ed McDaniel (20.5 sacks).

2014 Helped lead the most improved defense in the NFL as the most experienced player on the defensive side of the ball...One of three returning starters on the Vikings defense in 2014...Sat out his first game since the 2007 season with a rib injury, missing four total on the season...Despite playing in just 12 games, finished 2nd on the team with 115 (78 solo)...Recorded lone sack of the season vs. Washington (11/2), tying him for 4th in franchise history among Vikings LBs...Forced the 10th career fumble of his career at Buffalo (10/19)...Recorded 10+ tackles seven times during the season, including a season-high 15 at Chicago (11/16)...Missed the final game of the season with a knee injury.

2013 Played in all 16 games for the 6th consecutive season...Led the team in tackles (167) for the 6th straight season, tying former LB Scott Studwell’s franchise record...Was voted by teammates as Vikings Defensive MVP for the 2nd-consectuive season and 3rd time overall...Appeared in his 100th career game when the Vikings faced the Steelers in the NFL International Series in London (9/29)...Became the 7th player and 5th LB to record 1,000 career tackles when he tallied 7 at Dallas (11/3)...Tied a career-high with a team-best 3 INTs on the season...Had 3 TFLs vs. Chicago (12/1), tying his single-game high.

2012 Named Associated Press 2nd-Team All-Pro...Earned 2nd straight Pro Bowl berth...Selected by teammates as Vikings Defensive MVP...Helped key Vikings defensive effort that jumped from #21 overall to #16 in total defense...Led team with a career-best 191 tackles...Posted 10+ tackles in 11 games in regular season...Led team with 14 tackles in Wild Card Playoff game at Green Bay (1/5/13)...Had career-high 2.0 sacks in win over eventual NFC champions San Francisco (9/23), catching Alex Smith twice...Had season-high 18 tackles at Green Bay (12/2)...Snared an INT vs. Detroit (11/25)...Had 3rd sack of season at St. Louis (12/16) to add to a FR and 15 tackles in the game.

2011 Selected to Pro Bowl for the 1st time in his career...Led team with a then-career-best 174 tackles...Shattered his previous career-high tackles of 150 set in 2008...Set career-high and notched 2nd-best mark in team history with 22-tackle day vs. Oakland (11/20) and had career-high 4 tackles for loss vs. Oakland...Notched 10+ tackles in 9 games during the season.

2010 Recognized by teammates as Vikings Defensive MVP...Helped Vikings defense rank in NFL’s top-10 for 3rd straight season...Led team in tackles for 3rd straight season with 149, just shy of his career-best 150...Notched 10+ tackles in 6 games during the season...Notched a sack vs. Arizona (11/7)...Recovered a Lions fumble on punt coverage vs. Detroit (9/26) that led to a Vikings TD...Posted 14 tackles vs. Detroit.

2009 Led team in tackles for 2nd straight season...Posted team-high 6  takeaways (3 INTs, 3 FRs) which was tops for NFL LBs...Became only the 3rd Vikings LB to have a 3-takeaway game at Detroit (9/20) with 2 INTs and a FR, returning an INT 36 yards for his season long...Earned 1st career NFC Defensive Player of the Week honor at Detroit...Key part of the Vikings defense that finished ranked #6 in the NFL for total defense for the 2nd straight year...Led team in tackles during NFC Championship game with 9...Posted 1st career playoff sack vs. Dallas in Divisional Playoff game against Tony Romo.

2008 Had breakout season in his 2nd year on the field, leading the team in tackles with 150, and posting the 4th-best total by a Vikings LB in team history with 5.5 sacks...Key part of the Vikings ranking #1 in the NFL against the run for the 3rd straight season...Helped Vikings rank #6 in the NFL in total defense, the highest rank since 1994...Had sacks in 3 straight games...Had 10+ tackles in 6 games...Led team with 10 tackles in Wild Card playoff game vs. Philadelphia (1/4/09).

2007 Bounced back from knee injury that cost him his rookie year to lead the team in takeaways with 6...Led the team with 4 FFs and finished 2nd in tackles with 130...Part of record-setting defensive effort that matched the Vikings record with 6 INT-return TDs and posted team-best 3 INT-return TDs in a game at NY Giants (11/25), joining Darren Sharper and Dwight Smith in scoring on returns during the game...The 3 INT-return TDs tied for the 2nd-most in an NFL game...Scored 1st career TD on a 37-yard INT return at NY Giants (11/25) off Eli Manning, his 2nd straight week with an INT after picking Daunte Culpepper the week before vs. Oakland (11/18).

2006 Suffered torn ACL in left knee on kickoff coverage in the preseason opener vs. Oakland (8/14)…Placed on injured reserve on 8/17, ending his rookie season.

COLLEGE A 2-time All-Big Ten selection who finished his career ranked 5th in Iowa history with 416 tackles…Started 38 of the 45 games he played in and recorded 10+ tackles in a game 25 times…Iowa’s Co-MVP as a senior…His 156 tackles as a senior in ’05 rank 3rd in school history…Earned 2nd-team All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore…Redshirted in 2001.

PREP A 1st-team All-State selection as a junior and senior and 3rd-team as a sophomore at Mount Vernon (SD) High...Played 9-man football in high school…Led team to back-to-back state titles as a QB and FS…Named Gatorade Player of the Year for the state…Team captain in football for 3 straight years…Also lettered in basketball, baseball, and track…Won 4 events at the 2000 state track meet, including the triple jump.

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