Tag Archives: shon coleman

Auburn student-soldier rallies football fans around signee, cancer research

AUBURN – Josiah Greene never has been one to get caught up in all the hype surrounding college football recruiting, but this year, the College of Ag animal sciences major and ardent Auburn fan got hooked.

From his U.S. Army Reserve quarters at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, Greene cruised the Internet almost daily in the months and weeks leading up to national signing day 2010, keeping up with the latest rumors on which high-school football standouts were leaning toward Auburn.

“It was a way for me to connect to home,” says Greene, who, as a soldier in the Reserve’s Battle Group Med Falcon unit, was a good 5,500 miles from his Auburn home on a nine-month peacekeeping mission. “I didn’t feel so far away.”

Continue reading