Iowa running back Shonn Greene has been named the Big Ten Conference offensive player of the year. The junior from New Jersey rushed for 1,729 yards, which broke the single season record, in leading the Hawkeyes to an 8-4 mark.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Greene has handled all the attention very well and has kept it about the team and not about himself. Ferentz says the line has done a great job, but Greene has had a "phenomenal" season.
Ferentz says Greene has been consistent both on an off the field. He says it’s a great story about what Greene has done on the field and the way he has handled the new found success. Ferentz says it’s a little like former quarterback Brad Banks, who found himself in the middle of the media spotlight in midseason.
Iowa senior Mitch King was named the Big Ten defensive lineman of the year.