Iowa Fans Looking to Turn Kinnick Stadium Green to Support Brett GreenwoodPosted: September 21, 2011
Hawkeye fans are calling for a “Green Out” for Iowa’s Sept. 24 home contest against Louisiana-Monroe to support former Hawkeye safety Brett Greenwood.
Greenwood has been in the hospital since collapsing on Sept. 9 while working out at Pleasant Valley High School in his hometown of of Bettendorf. He was transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics shortly thereafter and remains hospitalized in a medically-induced coma.
Greenwood’s parents, Michele and Dave, released a statement Wednesday through the UI Sports Information Department, noting that Brett “continues to fight and to make improvements.”
“During this very difficult time for our family, we have been overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of support we have received from family, friends, the community and the Hawkeye Nation,” the Greenwood Family said in the statement. “It means a great deal to us to have so many people reaching out to us and telling us that they are praying for Brett.”
Brett Greenwood played safety for the Hawkeyes from 2007-2010 after joining the team as a walk-on. He earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors in 2009 and 2010. He led the Big Ten with five interceptions in 2010 and his 12 career picks ranks sixth in Iowa history.
So far, more than 4,250 people have said they plan to wear Green at Kinnick on the “Wear GREEN for GREENWOOD” Facebook page.