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Garrett Greene Explains What Being Called the ‘Ultimate Competitor’ Means to Him



WVU Football QB Garrett Greene celebrates a TD by pointing sky against Cincinnati

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Neal Brown referred to Garrett Greene as the ultimate competitor after West Virginia’s win over Cincinnati to close their home season, something that he put on display all day.

Greene accounted for 364 yards in the game, 210 through the air and 154 on the ground. He also scored four touchdowns, three with his legs and one with his arm. His name was mentioned with the likes of Mountaineer legends like Pat White and Steve Slaton. But most importantly to Greene, WVU beat Cincinnati 42-21.

When asked what being labeled an ultimate competitor means to him, Greene talked about just wanting to win no matter what. He doesn’t care if he’s being asked to throw or run, he just want to win. Greene also wants to be at his best, knowing that his team needs him to play well in order to win.

That’s why what happened at Oklahoma bothered Greene so much. Not only did his team suffer a blowout loss, but he knows he did not do his part for his team. Brown said Greene took his poor performance on the road personally. And it was clear he definitely did.

“I think I was really itching to get back out there because what I showed at Oklahoma wasn’t my brand of football,” responded Greene when informed what his head coach said. Greene opened up about beating himself up over the loss and feeling he let his teammates, and even Mountaineer Nation, down.

And while Greene hasn’t been perfect and has made some costly mistakes at times, he’s also morphed into the clear leader of the Mountaineers. Greene’s “never say die” attitude that can sometimes get him in trouble on the field galvanizes his team and makes them want to rally around him.

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To this point through 10 games played, which includes leaving the early in the Backyard Brawl, Garrett Greene has thrown for 1,699 yards and ran for 451. He’s scored 20 total touchdowns.

Watch the video below for Greene’s response when directly asked what being called the ultimate competitor means to him during his postgame press conference after his monster performance in the win over Cincinnati.

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