Ken Greene

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Ken Greene
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Greene with the Cardinals in 1982
Biographical details
Born (1956-05-08) May 8, 1956 (age 63)
Lewiston, Idaho
Playing career
1974–1977Washington State
1978–1982St. Louis Cardinals
1983–1984San Diego Chargers
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994Vallivue H.S. (AST)
1995–1999Fresno State (GA/DB/LB)
2000–2002Purdue (DB)
2003–2006Washington State (DB)

Kenneth Edward Greene (born May 8, 1956) is a former professional American football player who played safety in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons, for the St. Louis Cardinals (1978–1982) and San Diego Chargers (1983–1984).

Born in Lewiston, Idaho, Greene graduated from Omak High School in 1974 and played college football at Washington State University in the Pacific-8 Conference. He was selected in the first round of the 1978 NFL Draft (19th overall), the Cougars' first selection in the first round in thirteen years.[1]

He appeared in the 13th season of The Amazing Race. His partner was his wife, Tina Greene.[2] The goal on the race was to try to mend their broken marriage. They finished the race in 2nd place and ultimately lost the $1 Million grand prize and The Amazing Race 13 winners' title to the brother and sister team of Nick and Starr, but agreed to give their marriage another try.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Greene began coaching football in 1994, at Vallivue High School in southwestern Idaho. Greene later coached at Fresno State University, Purdue University, and Washington State University.[4]


  1. ^ Missildine, Harry (May 3, 1978). "Coug Greene first-round draftee". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 20.
  2. ^ var authorId = "" by IGN TV. "The Amazing Race 13: Meet the Cast – TV News at IGN". Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  3. ^ var authorId = "" by St. Petersburg Times. "Tampa's Ken and Tina Greene don't win The Amazing Race, but land a better prize". Retrieved 2013-02-04.
  4. ^ Craig Smith (May 23, 2007). "WSU cornerbacks coach Greene fired". The Seattle Times Company. Retrieved December 3, 2013.

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