July 5, 2012
By Scott Kotick, Seminoles.com
As we continue our look at the top players to watch for 2012, we'll take a look at possibly the biggest playmaker on this year's offense.
During his freshman campaign, wide receiver Rashad Greene burst onto the scene from game one and was the Seminoles' leading receiver in 2011.
He continued to make big play after big play and became a true threat whenever he got his hands on the ball.
596 yards and seven touchdowns was an unbelievable way to start a career, quite possibly the best since a certain guy named Peter Warrick in 1996.
Maybe the most impressive was that Greene still led the team in receiving, even though he was sidelined with an ankle injury for four games.
Greene finished an outstanding freshman year by being named the MVP of the Champs Sports Bowl after making remarkable catches and even the game-clinching touchdown. It should also be noted that his gloves were being ripped off, and he still made the catch.
As he enters year two, Greene has a big job to do. He has to stay healthy, avoid the sophomore slump, and continue to lead by example on the field.
He's got that rare combination of blazing speed, great hands, and big play ability whenever he touches the ball.
The Noles need Greene to step up and become that go-to receiver that becomes a national name throughout the season.
Come back tomorrow as we continue our look at the top 12 players to watch for 2012.
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