A four-time Wisconsin state champion in the high jump and an All-Big Ten Conference defensive back and punter, David Greenwood was the 10th overall selection in the 1983 USFL Draft.  Offered a four-year contract at $200,000 per year, Greenwood took all of eleven days to be signed, sealed, and delivered to the Michigan Panthers.

The rookie would play a pivotal role in the Panthers 1983 USFL Championship season, averaging 41.4 yards per punt on special teams while intercepting a pair of passes, recovering two fumbles and recording one sack on the defensive side of the ball.  Greenwood even returned a kickoff during the season.  The following year his punting average fell to 36.6, but he added four interceptions, two sacks, and even a pass completion in 1984.  Moving to Oakland for 1985, Greenwood's role was kept to defensive play, where he made three interceptions which helped the Invaders to the 1985 USFL Championship Game.

Greenwood jumped to the NFL in the fall of 1985, signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  He played there for two years, then spent the next two with the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Raiders before retiring from the game in 1989.  Today, Greenwood is still making his living by playing games - this time golf.  A certified golf pro, Greenwood currently runs the David Greenwood Gold Academy in Lutz, Florida.

DAVID GREENWOOD

Michigan Panthers,
Oakland Invaders

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