Player Profile – OT Bobby Greenwood

 As the lockout continues, we are trying to provide a very personal look at some of the little known players on the roster that might be able to step up and provide help on the field during the 2011 season. Last, we featured LB Micah Johnson and WR Jerheme Urban. Today, we look at OT Bobby Greenwood.

When the Chiefs got together for their players lock-out mini-camp just last week there was a surprising left tackle working with the offensive line. Branden Albert and Barry Richardson were not there, but Bobby Greenwood was and he was holding down the left side. A year ago Greenwood was playing on the defensive line. But last August during training camp, the Chiefs had a shortage of bodies along the offensive line and the Alabama-product was moved there. And, that’s where he’s stayed and he’s drawn the attention of head coach Todd Haley and the offensive staff. Greenwood will have to assert himself in the 2011 training camp and pre-season, but after two years on the practice squad, he’s ready to play, rather than watch.

PERSONAL FILE

  • Robert Lindsay Greenwood Jr.
  • Born – March 2, 1987, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • Family – Parents are Pamela and Robert L. Greenwood Sr. Dad works for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Younger brother Sean (by three years) played football recently (2009) at the University of South Alabama where he played on both the offensive and defensive lines.
  • Grew up – He spent the first 11 years of his life in St. Petersburg, Florida. Then, in 1998 the Greenwoods moved to Prattville, a city of 32,000 people that’s just north of Montgomery in central Alabama. Prattville is known as The Fountain City because of the abundance of artesian wells in the area. Famous natives of Prattville include NFL players Roman Harper and Kevin Turner and musical great, the late Wilson Pickett. It’s also the home of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, one of the 11 courses that make up the RTJ Golf Trail through the state of Alabama.

NFL TIME-LINE

  • May 8, 2009 – signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Chiefs.
  • September 5, 2009 – released by the Chiefs on the final roster cut before the start of the regular season.
  • September 6, 2009 – added to the Chiefs practice squad.
  • January 4, 2010 – signed a reserve/futures contract with the Chiefs for the 2010 season.
  • September 4, 2010 – released by the Chiefs on the final roster cut before the start of the regular season.
  • September 5, 2010 – added to the Chiefs practice squad.
  • January 12, 2011 – signed a reserve/futures contract with the Chiefs for the 2011 season.

BODY OF WORK

  • Height – 6-feet, 5 inches.
  • Weight – 278 pounds.
  • 40-yard dash – 4.84 seconds.

From his senior year in high school through his entry into the NFL, Greenwood’s height fluctuated in stories written in Alabama and nationally between 6-4 and 6-6. In high school he was listed at 240 pounds, but had pushed that to 255 pounds in November ’05 at Alabama.

COLLEGE

Greenwood graduated with the class of 2009 at the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

He appeared in 51 games over his four seasons with the Crimson Tide program, missing just one game due to injury (ankle). Over his career in Tuscaloosa he had 102 total tackles, 21 TFL and 11.5 sacks, along with 15 QBH.

2008 – Greenwood played in all 14 games for the Tide who went 12-2 on the season. He contributed a total of 40 tackles and 5 sacks. His best performance came at LSU, when he contributed on 5 tackles and a sack. In the Sugar Bowl, he had 5 tackles and a sack against Utah.

2007 – Playing in 12 of the Tide’s 13 games, with 5 starts, he finished the season with 20 tackles. Against Vanderbilt he had 3 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack and 1 QBH while earning defensive player of the week honors. He missed the Houston game because of an ankle injury that bothered him the rest of the season. Still, he returned to play the next week and all 7 games afterwards. Greenwood had 2 tackles in the Independence Bowl against Colorado. Alabama finished with a 6-7 record in its first season under Nick Saban.

2006 – Greenwood played all 13 games and started 3 times, putting up 27 total tackles and 2.5 sacks. Against Mississippi State he had 5 tackles, including one for a loss. He started against Oklahoma State in the Independence Bowl. The Tide finished 6-7.

2005 – In his true freshman season, Greenwood played in all 12 games, playing 157 snaps on the season. He had his first career sack in Alabama’s victory over Florida and finished the game with 2 tackles, a sack and 2 quarterback hurries. Greenwood was named Freshman All-SEC for his season performance. Broke his hand in practices leading up to the Cotton Bowl, but played with a cast against Texas Tech. Under head coach Mike Shula, the Tide finished the season 10-2.

 

Year

 

G

 

S

Tot

Tkl

 

TFL

 

Sks

 

QBH

 

PD

 

FF

 RF
2008 14

14

40

7

5

7

1

0

1
2007 12

5

20

4.5

1

1

0

0

0
2006 13

3

27

5

2.5

3

0

1

0
2005 12

0

15

4.5

3

5

1

0

1
Total 51

22

102

21

11.5

16

2

1

2

QBH-quarterback hurries; PD-passes defensed.

HIGH SCHOOL

Greenwood was a member of the class of 2005 at Prattville High School part of the Autauga County School System.

Playing for the Lions and head coach Bill Clark, Greenwood was part of one of the top schoolboy football programs in the state. In his senior season in 2004, Prattville went all the way to the state championship game before losing to Hoover High 22-7. In Greenwood’s three seasons of playing with the Prattville varsity, the Lions went 37-4 with three regional titles. In the decade of the 2000s, Prattville had a winning percentage of 89.2 percent.

He was named the state’s 6A Lineman of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and was a member of the ’04 All-State team named by the Birmingham News. He was the Montgomery Advertiser‘s Class 5-6A Metro Player of the Year.

2004 – He had 128 tackles and 16 sacks, including 10 tackles in the state championship game loss to Hoover High. The Lions went 13-1 on the season and won the 6A-Region 4 title.

2003 – Greenwood saw regular playing time in the 12-1 season that included a 6A-Region 4 title. The Lions lost in the third round of the state playoffs to Vigor. He had 70 total tackles and 9 sacks.

2002 – In his first year playing with the varsity, Greenwood was part of a 12-2 Prattville team that lost in the state semifinals to Jeff Davis High 30-8. The Lions won the 6A-Region 4 title.

RECRUITING

Greenwood was considered a 3-star recruit by most of the scouting services and ultimately limited his list of options to four – Alabama, Auburn, Vanderbilt and Florida State. He committed to head coach Mike Shula and the Crimson Tide in February 2005.


4 Responses to “Player Profile – OT Bobby Greenwood”

  • June 27, 2011  - aPauled says:

    It would be a great story if Greenwood could extend his NFL career by transitioning to the OL but he’s 25-30 pounds to light to play OT right now. Feed that boy.


  • June 27, 2011  - Fansince93 says:

    Meh…transition/project players like this never seem to work out.


  • June 27, 2011  - Michael says:

    I doubt he’s still at 278; probably well over 300lbs by now. That’s what he weighed coming into the league. I’m sure they’ve built him up from that.


  • June 28, 2011  - Anonymous says:

    Yeah, the Waters transition thing didn’t seem to work out at all…………….




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