Pre-PostGame CEO Robert T. Green with Morlon Greenwood.
Former Syracuse/NFL Standout Among Such Inductees as NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown
Pre-PostGame Inc. is proud to announce that client Morlon Greenwood, former National Football League (NFL) and Syracuse University standout, has been selected for induction into the inaugural class of the Nassau County High School Hall of Fame. Along with Greenwood and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, 28 total inductees will be enshrined into the inaugural class at a ceremony on September 30th that will be held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island, New York.
“This honor means so much to me because high school is the origin of everything. That is where everything started,” Greenwood remarked. “High school is where people start believing in you before you even believe in yourself. Those people are the ones who originally saw the talents in you. If there was no high school, there would be no Syracuse. There would be no NFL. For them to acknowledge me in this inaugural class is truly an honor, and it shows how they feel about me as an individual.”
Only six total athletes will be inducted on September 30th, with the remaining inductees being coaches, administrators, contributors and officials. Tickets to attend the enshrinement ceremony are $65 each and include a reception, open bar and dinner. The reception for the evening begins at 6:00 PM, while the dinner will take place at 7:00 PM. The Crest Hollow Country Club is located at 8325 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury, New York.
An All-County/All-State football player and state champion wrestler at Freeport High School, the Jamaica-born Greenwood is the youngest inductee into the inaugural class of the Nassau County High School Hall of Fame. Following his tremendous high school career, he headed to Syracuse University and started all 48 games at linebacker while he was on campus over four years. After registering 98 tackles and receiving All-Big EAST First Team accolades with teammate Dwight Freeney his senior year, Greenwood also graduated with a degree in Health and Exercise Science.
Selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 2001 NFL Draft, Greenwood played four seasons in South Beach and recorded 108 tackles in 2004. That standout year earned him a five-year free agency deal with the Houston Texans, and he bested that mark in 2007 when he tallied 118 tackles. After eight seasons in the NFL, Greenwood finished off his professional football career by spending three years with the Omaha Nighthawks, helping launch the upstart United Football League.
“You cannot put a price on being respected by your hometown, where it all started,” Greenwood continued. “There is nothing I can say that would truly measure the amount of gratitude that I have for this honor. To be inducted into this class with a player like Jim Brown, who has done so much in his life and career, is just tremendous.”
After finishing his football career, Greenwood fought as a professional boxer for three bouts, scoring three consecutive knockouts. Additionally, he has enjoyed a budding career as a singer/entertainer, while also starting the Morlon Greenwood Foundation to provide socially and economically disadvantaged students with community-based programs to hone their academic and social skills.
“As both a person and an athlete, Morlon is the ultimate role model for what we are trying to accomplish at Pre-PostGame,” said Robert T. Green, CEO and Founder. “He is someone who has put a lot of time and effort into becoming who he is, and he takes a lot of pride in that. Although he played football at the highest level for many years, he is still a young man whose life is just beginning. As Morlon said, it such an honor to be inducted into this class, but even more so when you consider that he is the youngest player and from Jamaica, where football is not very prevalent.”
Green also spoke about how Greenwood perfectly symbolizes what his company wants to help athletes and entertainers emulate.
“Morlon means so much to Pre-PostGame in that he embodies everything that we would want the rest of our clients to become,” he stated. “We want our clients to recognize that when the time comes to transition into the next phase of your life, you can still be as successful, influential, powerful and recognizable as you were when you played the game. As we go forward, Morlon will continue to grow as a man, a professional and as a role model. We here at Pre-PostGame could not be any happier to be a part of that process.”
To find out more about the Morlon Greenwood Foundation, check out www.morlongreenwoodinc.com. For more information on Pre-PostGame Inc., make sure to visit www.pre-postgame.com.