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Sammy Green
American football player, linebacker

Sammy Green

Sammy Green
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American football player, linebacker
A.K.A. Samuel Lee Green
Is American football player
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 12 October 1954, Bradenton, USA
Age 67 years
Star sign Libra
Stats
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 228 lbs
Education
University of Florida
Iowa State University
Sports Teams
Tennessee Titans
Seattle Seahawks
Florida Gators football
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Samuel Lee Green (born October 12, 1954) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons during the 1970s and early 1980s. He played college football for the University of Florida, and received All-American honors. A second-round pick in the 1976 NFL Draft, Green played professionally for the Seattle Seahawks and the Houston Oilers of the NFL.

Early life

Sammy Green was born in Bradenton, Florida in 1954. He attended Fort Meade High School in Fort Meade, Florida, where he played high school football for the Fort Meade Miners.

College career

Green accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Doug Dickey's Florida Gators football team from 1972 to 1975. Memorably, as a sophomore in 1973, Green forced a critical fumble by Auburn Tigers tailback Sullivan Walker, which led to a touchdown and the Gators' margin of victory in a 12–8 upset of the Tigers at home—the Gators' first-ever win at Jordan–Hare Stadium. He was a team captain, a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection, and a consensus first-team All-American in 1975. Green was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2003. In one of a series of articles published by The Gainesville Sun in 2006, the newspaper's sports editors ranked him as the No. 51 all-time greatest Gator among the top 100 players from the first century of the Florida football team.

While a student at Florida, Green was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Theta Sigma Chapter).

Professional career

The Seattle Seahawks selected Green in the second round (twenty-ninth pick overall) in the 1976 NFL Draft, and he played for the Seahawks for four seasons from 1976 to 1979. He had three interceptions during his time with the Seahawks, including one that he returned ninety-one yards for a touchdown in 1979, the longest in Seahawks history. Green played his final NFL season for the Houston Oilers in 1980. He played in sixty-two NFL games in his five-season career, starting in forty-four of them.

Life after football

Green completed his master's degree at Iowa State University, and as of 2010, is working to complete a doctorate. He Has now retired from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 07 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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