Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Rashad Greene

Florida State has plenty of players in the NFL on both offense and defense, but this week’s top performer made the biggest impact on special teams.

Jacksonville Jaguars’ rookie wide receiver Rashad Greene is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of December 7th through the 13th after returning a punt 73 yards for a touchdown in Sunday’s win over the Indianapolis Colts.

With the Jaguars leading 16-13 in the third quarter of Sunday’s 51-16 win, Greene took a punt from Indianapolis’ Pat McAfee and cut right before outrunning a number of Colts to the end zone. Greene added a reception for 18 yards.

Greene’s electrifying return was the third touchdown of his career. The FSU rookie and Seminoles’ all-time leading receiver has two touchdown grabs on the year.

Notables

Xavier Rhodes, CB Minnesota Vikings (NFL)
Matched up with All-Pro Larry Fitzgerald the majority of the night, Minnesota Vikings’ cornerback Xavier Rhodes recorded five tackles and three pass break-ups in Thursday’s 23-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Telvin Smith, LB Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL)
Jacksonville Jaguars’ linebacker Telvin Smith recorded nine total tackles including one stop for loss in Sunday’s 51-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Lawrence Timmons, LB Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Lawrence Timmons recorded a team-high eight tackles, including four solo tackles in Sunday’s 33-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Mike Ferguson

About Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on SI.com, FoxSports.com and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.

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