At 13 years old, Greg joined Boys Hope Girls Hope as a residential scholar. His father had passed, and he was living in a housing project where drugs, gangs and violence were the norm. As residential scholar, Greg moved out of his neighborhood and into the Boys Hope Girls Hope home where he was safe and cared for by live-in, round-the-clock professional Residential Counselors, who helped him work through the anger and frustration engendered by his father’s death. He was then enrolled in St. Xavier High School, a private, college-preparatory high school. There, he was active in a marching band and basketball. He eventually joined the football team his senior year, at the behest of head coach Steve Specht.
In 2011, Greg graduated from the University of Louisville, where he played defensive tackle. The Seattle Seahawks selected Greg in 2012, and, in 2014, the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII.
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