By. Justin Kelm
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane took the national stage yesterday and for Senior Cornerback Allie Greene IV the world got to know his name. For myself, Greene IV is a known name. As a University of Houston alum, I have seen my fair share of Tulsa. Greene IV went head to head against a talented Oklahoma State team from the Big 12. A lot of talent can be found throughout the country and the American Athletic Conference where Tulsa plays is covered with talent. Considered a non Power 5 Conference, Oklahoma State was highly favored. As always, Tulsa didn’t back down. The mantra in the entire AAC is to never give up. Greene IV burst onto the scene with Tulsa in 2017. Coming from the state that considers football almost a religion in Texas, Greene IV produced immediately. In his last game he snagged his first interception. He will be a name to watch for in 2020.
TULSA – A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter … has played in 34 career games with 17 starts … has 88 career tackles and 10 pass break-ups … has had a career-high of seven tackles in four career games.
2019 – Played in all 12 games with 11 starts … had 45 stops, two tackles for -4 yards, four pass break-ups and one fumble recovery … had a season-high seven tackles and one pass break-up against both Michigan State and Oklahoma State …… tallied five stops and one TFL for -2 yards at SMU … had four tackles each against Wyoming, #21 Cincinnati, Navy and East Carolina … compiled three stops and one pass break-up against UCF … had two stops and a fumble recovery vs. Houston that led to Tulsa’s first touchdown.
2018 –Played in 11 games and had six starts … had 36 stops, including 23 solos, and three pass break-ups … missed the Tulane game … made his first career start in his hometown of Austin against Texas, and responded with five tackles, including one stop for -1 yard … had four stops vs. Arkansas State … compiled three tackles at Houston … had career-highs of seven stops and two pass break-ups against #23 USF … a week later, tied his career-high with seven tackles at Arkansas … had two stops, one pass break-up and one forced fumble vs. UConn … totaled 3 tackles and 0.5 TFLs for -1 yard vs. SMU.
2017 – Played in 11 games as a true freshman … missed the Memphis game … had seven tackles and three pass break-ups … had two tackles and one PBU against Temple … had his second pass break-up of his career vs. Houston … had one tackle and one pass break-up against Louisiana … saw his first collegiate action at cornerback in the season opener at Oklahoma State.
HIGH SCHOOL – Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Lyndon B. Johnson High School … totaled 76 tackles, nine interceptions, two caused fumbles and one fumble recovery in 11 games as a senior … had one game with three pick-offs his senior season … earned first-team Class 5A all-state and all-CenTex Team honors … was a two-time all-district 26-5A selection … was on the state quarterfinal team his sophomore season … also lettered three years in basketball … earned all-district honors in basketball as a junior … high school coach was Andrew Jackson.