Greg grew up in the inner city of Jacksonville, Florida, where football was a big part of the neighborhood. One day the coach gave him a bag of balls and said, “Go kick!” That was the start of what gave him a “leg up on life.”
Greg holds the distinction of being the first African-American punter in the National Football League. Prior to joining the NFL, Greg Graduated from Florida A & M University and was a high school teacher and coach. He also spent time as a criminal investigator, which provided insight into many of the issues related to law enforcement today.
Greg is a member of the Florida A & M University Football Hall of Fame, Raines High School Sports Hall of Fame in Jacksonville FL., a member of the State of Florida Track & Field Hall of Fame and was named to the All-Time Black College Football Team. He was named the Minnesota Vikings NFL Man of the Year in 1985 and was also selected by fans to be a member of the Minnesota Vikings 25th and 40th Anniversary teams.
Just for kicks, Greg has served as the sideline analyst for the Minnesota Vikings Radio Network on KFAN during the NFL season for over a decade.