He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

On January 24, 2010, Greenway made eight combined tackles during a 31–28 loss at the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game.

“We live in a different world in the NFL.

[32] On September 29, 2013, Greenway collected a season-high ten solo tackles, deflected a pass, made a sack, and made an interception during a 34–27 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week 4 game in London. [4][5], Throughout training camp, Greenway competed to be a starting outside linebacker against E. J. Henderson and Ben Leber. [18] He started in the Minnesota Vikings' season-opener at the New Orleans Saints and collected a season-high 12 combined tackles (nine solo) in their 14–9 loss. [6] On August 14, 2006, Greenway tore his ACL in his left leg while covering a kickoff in the first quarter of the Vikings' 16–13 loss to the Oakland Raiders in their first preseason game.

[26], On January 14, 2012, the Minnesota Vikings announced the decision to relieve Fred Pagac of his duties as defensive coordinator and demote him to linebackers coach after the defense was ranked 21st in 2011. He was named Gatorade Football Player of the Year as a senior in 2001.

They also ranked 26th in pass defense and 11th in run defense in 2011. [14] On September 21, 2008, Greenway recorded nine combined tackles and made his first career sack on quarterback Jake Delhomme during a 20–10 win against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3.

The Vikings said Monday that Greenway will formally announce his retirement in a news conference Tuesday, finishing a run that saw the former first-round pick play his entire career with the Vikings, reach two Pro Bowls and establish himself as a fixture in the community.

During that game, Andrew Luck found Erik Swoope for a 27-yard touchdown with Greenway trailing the tight end in coverage.

Do the 49ers need a new QB? [19] On November 22, 2010, the Minnesota Vikings fired head coach Brad Childress after they lost 31–3 to the Green Bay Packers and fell to a 3–7 record. On defense, he recorded 407 tackles and 23 interceptions. [9] Head coach Brad Childress named Greenway the starting weakside linebacker to begin the regular season, alongside Ben Leber and middle linebacker E. J.

He went on to miss only four games the rest of his career, and he started 144 of his 156 career games. Greenway made both interceptions off pass attempts by Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford. On March 6, 2017, Greenway officially announced his retirement from the National Football League. [1] also Argus Leader and Sports Max Player of the Year. On March 31, 2016, Greenway announced that he is returning for an eleventh season with the Vikings and that the upcoming season would be his last.

As a senior, he completed 62-114 passes for 1,147 yards and rushed for 1,320 yards at quarterback, and also added 132 tackles and four interceptions at safety. [8], The Minnesota Vikings hired Leslie Frazier as their new defensive coordinator after Mike Tomlin accepted the head coaching position with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

IMPACT Chad Greenway’s Lead the Way Foundation impacts the lives of seriously, chronically, and terminally ill children and their families through four ongoing community outreach programs.

[15], On September 20, 2009, Greenway recorded four combined tackles, deflected two passes, and made a career-high two interceptions during a 27–13 victory at the Detroit Lions in Week 2. [13] On January 9, 2012, it was announced that Greenway would play in the 2012 Pro Bowl as an replacement for Lance Briggs who was unable to participate due to an injury.

Projected 2021 NFL draft order: Jets are favorite for No. Chad Greenway's Lead the Way Foundation has three signature programs. During the Eighties, conservative politics and Reaganomics held sway as the Berlin Wall crumbled, new computer technologies emerged and blockbuster movies and MTV reshaped pop culture.

Through these programs, Chad's Lead the Way Foundation has touched the lives of nearly 375,000 people in the Twin Cities. Greenway entered training camp slated as a starting outside linebacker.

On December 24, 2011, Greenway tied his season-high of 16 combined tackles (four solo) and broke up a pass during a 33–26 victory at the Washington Redskins in Week 16. [49], On December 2, 2015, Greenway was named the Minnesota Vikings' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

: NEED Seriously ill and physically challenged children are among the most disadvantaged populations in our communities.

Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is retiring, as planned, after 11 seasons in the NFL.

Greenway intercepted a pass by Giants' quarterback Eli Manning and returned it for a 37-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

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[21] On March 1, 2011, Greenway signed his one-year, $10.09 million franchise tag. Henderson as the starting linebackers for the fourth consecutive season. [36], Greenway married in July 2006 to Jennifer Capista, a former track and field athlete at Iowa.

1; could Cowboys pick in top five? News of Chad Greenway doing great things as charitable acts is something fans of the Minnesota Vikings is something fans saw happening often … Henderson. [38], In 2008, Greenway established his charitable foundation, Chad Greenway’s Lead The Way Foundation, with the primary focus of providing seriously ill and physically challenged children throughout the Twin Cities with daily support and life-changing experiences. Greenway also lettered in basketball, baseball and track & field at Mount Vernon.[2]. How we got here, and what's next, O'Connor: The Patriots miss Tom Brady more every Sunday. Greenway was named the Big Ten Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Arizona State, and won the Hustle Team Award at Iowa. Vikings teammate Kyle Rudolph honored Greenway in a tweet Monday, saying the linebacker "defined what it means to be a professional.".

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He had played a part-time role the past two seasons, starting at weakside linebacker in the Vikings' base defense but coming off the field in the nickel package for the first time in his career.

But that’s all what-ifs, and that’s just a road that I eventually could go down if A, B and C happen…I would say that I would definitely consider it and look into it if we get to that point.”.

Previously covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer Press, Also covered Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild and Washington Nationals, Twin Cities native and University of Minnesota graduate.

SUBSCRIBE NOW Only $5 for 3 months. He was named the Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year in 2015 and is second in Vikings franchise history with four team Man of the Year honors. In Week 13, Greenway collected a season-high 16 combined tackles (13 solo) during the Vikings' 23–14 loss at the Green Bay Packers. Their other two daughters are named Maddyn and Beckett, and by all accounts Chad Greenway’s wife and he are super family folks. He redshirted his freshman season in 2001. It’s just a different world, different business," Greenway told reporters. [16] In Week 8, he collected a season-high 11 combined tackles (ten solo) and broke up one pass in the Vikings' 38–26 win at the Green Bay Packers. [34] He started all 16 games and recorded 134 combined tackles (83 solo), four pass deflections, three interceptions, and three sacks. Greenway attended Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, South Dakota, where he was a three-time South Dakota All-state performer, earning first team honors as a junior and senior and third team honors as a sophomore. Greenway, whom the Vikings selected 17th overall in 2006 with the first pick by the Wilf family and ownership group, was named to the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012, earning second-team All-Pro honors in 2012. Falcons: 'I remember we lost', Week 9 NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus a ray of hope for every team, The Tagovailoa tour: Four days, three states, two wins and one unforgettable weekend. Their plight extends far beyond their painful conditions themselves. The couple now has three kids after Jennifer just gave birth to her new baby girl. His departure marks the second long-tenured Viking to leave this offseason, as the team declined an option in running back Adrian Peterson's contract.

Every NFL team's record against the spread and more, Barnwell: Is this the end of the Patriots' dynasty? [29] On October 5, 2012, Greenway was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness after he struck wide receiver Calvin Johnson in the head and neck area.

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Greenway, 34, re-signed with the Vikings on a one-year, $2.75 million deal last spring and said he planned to retire after 2016, but he indicated he would take some time to consider his decision after the season. He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Chad Greenway was born in 1980s.

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In 2004, he was named a first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly, a second-team All-American by CNNSI.com, and a third team All-American by CollegeSportsReport.com. “I would call it a possible avenue that I would seek out eventually, and that’s not necessarily saying that would be on the football side of things either,” Greenway said, per Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. Greenway missed his rookie season because of a torn ACL. [11] In Week 12, Greenway made three solo tackles, a pass deflection, and returned an interception for his first career touchdown in the Vikings' 41–17 win at the New York Giants. Teams schemed to take advantage of Greenway in pass coverage at times, such as when the Indianapolis Colts frequently threw out of multiple-tight-end sets in a 34-6 win Dec. 18 that effectively ended the Vikings' playoff chances.