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Chad Greenway - Inducted 2019

Chad Greenway was a 2001 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and 2006 graduate of the University of Iowa.

Greenway was a multi-sport star at Mount Vernon. In high school he played quarterback and safety, leading Stickney/Mount Vernon to back-to-back state 9AA titles in 1999 and 2000. He rushed for 3,118 yards and passed for 2,572 in his prep career while making 407 tackles and recording 23 interceptions. In college he was an All-American and Big 10 All-Conference football player for Iowa. He had 416 tackles (fifth most in school history) in 45 games at Iowa.

Greenway was a first-round draft pick (17th overall) of the Minnesota Vikings in 2006 and spent his entire 11 seasons with the Vikings. The two-time Pro Bowl linebacker and former team captain retired in early 2017, with 1,334 tackles (fourth most in team history) in 156 games along with two touchdowns.

Greenway’s work off the field was equally as impressive as he was the Vikings Community Man of the Year four times. Greenway and wife Jenni have helped raise millions of dollars through their foundations and other groups.

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