Marcus Greenwood's father was not an all-pro player. He played some college ball, nothing special. So Greenwood, also a fullback for UCLA, doesn't get the kind of attention that Mel Farr Jr., gets, even though he plays almost as much and averages a little more yardage.
"That's to be expected," Greenwood said. "Sometimes I feel a little overlooked, but the most important thing, now, is that I am getting to play. Finally."
One of Greenwood's biggest college games, to date, was in the 1982 Hall of Fame Bowl. Playing for the Air Force Academy, as a freshman, he rushed for 11 yards and caught 6 passes for 77 yards.
He then decided that military life was not for him, and transferred to UCLA. He had to sit out a year, 1983, then last season thought he was ready to go. He had some nagging injuries, though, and some other, equally nagging, frustrations.