Hall of Fame Focus: Football Player Brian Greer

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Each day between Oct. 10 and the Willamette University Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 19, the Hall of Fame Focus will feature one of the individuals or teams being inducted. Football offensive lineman Brian Greer, who earned All-America honors as a junior and a senior, is highlighted today.

A total of five former Bearcat student-athletes, two teams, one coach and one individual selected for meritorious service will be inducted into the WU Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.

The induction ceremony will be held at the Salem Convention Center. A social hour will start at 6 p.m. (PDT), with the banquet and induction ceremony starting at 7 p.m.

Brian Greer
Football
Attended WU:  1995-00

Brian Greer started 37 consecutive games at center from 1995 through 1998, earning four varsity letters and serving as team captain during his senior season. As a junior, Greer was selected Third Team Hewlett-Packard All-America and First Team Sigma Alpha Epsilon All-America. As a senior, Greer was named American Football Coaches Association All-America, First Team Hewlett-Packard All-America, First Team USA Football All-America and First Team Sigma Alpha Epsilon All-America.

Greer earned First Team All-Northwest Conference honors in 1997 and 1998. He was chosen Second Team All-NWC in 1996.  

Greer helped Willamette achieve a combined record of 35-8-1 (.807) during his career, including a 13-1 season and a berth in the NAIA Division II Championship game in 1997. He also contributed to Willamette attaining a 9-2 record in 1996 as the Bearcats reached the NAIA quarterfinals.

At the conclusion of his WU career, he was selected to play for the NCAA Division III All-Star Team that defeated the Mexican All-Stars, 40-13.

Offensive lineman Brian Greer started 37 games in a row for the Bearcats from 1995 through 1998.

Offensive lineman Brian Greer started 37 games in a row for the Bearcats from 1995 through 1998.