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    Up Close with Greg Heban

    Go Hoosiers! Greg Heban tops all Hoosier defenders with 215 stops, 150 solos, 12 tackles for loss, six interceptions, 19 pass breakups and two fumble recoveries in his career.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Greg Heban tops all Hoosier defenders with 215 stops, 150 solos, 12 tackles for loss, six interceptions, 19 pass breakups and two fumble recoveries in his career.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 19, 2013

    Greg Heban tops all Hoosier defenders with 215 stops, 150 solos, 12 tackles for loss, six interceptions, 19 pass breakups and two fumble recoveries in his career. The fifth-year senior defensive back from Muncie, Ind., graduated in May of 2013 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. Heban is currently working on a second degree in nutrition science and is one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award and a nominee for the AFCA Good Works Team.

    Talk about the excitement of playing under the lights in primetime with Missouri coming into Memorial Stadium:
    It's going to be really exciting. There's a lot of hype with it being a Big Ten-SEC game. We're really looking forward to the challenge.

    You're one of just 30 candidates nationally for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award®. How important is being an overall representative of IU, not just on the field?
    It's a great honor to be nominated. I've looked at some of the other guys on the list, and they are all very worthy of the nomination. You need to manage your time well, working on more than just athletics. You have to be able to concentrate in the classroom and when you get the chance to help out in the community, jump at that opportunity.

    As a guy who switched from cornerback to safety, how about the job Tim Bennett's done moving from safety to cornerback?
    He's doing a great job. He and I both have a good understanding of the defense, so I trust him wherever he plays. But I believe corner is his natural position.

    If you had to construct an intramural basketball team, which four teammates would join you in the starting five?
    Oh, Cody Latimer for sure. Then I'd get Weezy (Duwyce Wilson) to play the wing. I'd probably play the two guard and I'd have Shane (Wynn) man the point guard spot. Then I need some size inside, and I'd go with (Sean) Damaska since he had some basketball scholarship offers. If I get a sub, give me (Jason) Spriggs for some more size.

     

     

    Despite being a starter on defense, you've also been a special teams standout throughout your career. Do you take a lot of pride in that phase of the game?
    Coaches are always emphasizing the importance of all three phases, offense, defense and special teams. Special teams is not just another play. We take that real seriously and it's something I enjoy.

    Favorite helmet?
    I like the two-tone with the numbers on the side. It's got a new school and old school look to it.

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