It isn’t often that an NCAA Division III player gets drafted into the NFL and it is even more rare for one to come out of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The Detroit Lions made Chris Greenwood the first MIAA football player to be drafted since Barry Siler, also from Albion, in 1967.
The question is natural. How did Chris Greenwood go from Division III Albion to the NFL?
He played at Martin Luther King High School in Detroit and started his collegiate football career at Division II Northwood but transferred to Eastern Michigan mid-season during his sophomore year. He tried walking on at EMU but an issue with the transferring of credits from Northwood would have forced Greenwood to sit out another year until he was able to get academically eligible. Wanting to get back on the football field, Greenwood looked elsewhere and would up at Albion.
Check out the following one-on-one produced by Albion College for more about Chris Greenwood: