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Darrell Green Career NFL Stats 1983-2002
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
295
390
40
1,202
1.0
54
6
5
10
2

 

 

 

Darrell Green Childhood

Darrell Ray Green was born on February 15, 1960 in Houston, TX. He is the son of Gloria and Leonard Green. His parents parted ways when he was ten and he and his siblings were primarily raised by their mother. His upbringing was tough, filled with bullying, death and drug activity. Still, Green didn’t let the problems in his family or the neighborhood bring him down. Sports were a part of his life where he also faced some challenges early on. He was a small kid, and although he played football at a young age it was generally with younger kids due to his size. However, he was fast. And as he got older, his blazing world class speed would become his most powerful asset at football’s highest level of competition.

 

 

 

 

 

Darrell Green High School Stats and Awards

Green attended Jones High School. He ran track and didn’t start playing football again until the 11th grade. Only 5’7”, he didn’t make the varsity team his first year playing. During his senior year, he made varsity but didn’t garner any attention from the major college programs. He would continue playing college football and run track at Texas A&I University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darrell Green College Stats and Notes

Green played for Texas A&I University, which is now Texas A&M University-Kingsville, from 1979-82. He earned Lone Stare Conference MVP and All-American honors on the football field. However, his speed was on full display on the track. He won several gold medals in the sprinting events, including the 100 meter dash at three straight conference meets (1981-83). He earned conference MVP and Division II All-American honors in track in field.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991

Pro Bowl Selections
1984, 1986, 1987,1990, 1991, 1996 1997
Defensive Player of the Year Award
Achievements

Super Bowl Champion

XXII, XXVI

Member of 1990s All-Decade Team

Member of NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team

 

Darrell Green NFL Career Stats and Notes

Green was selected 28th overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He spent his entire 20 year career in Washington, helping them win two Super Bowls. The 4-time First Team All-Pro retired after the 2002 season. Green was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darrell Green 1988 NFC Playoffs

In the 1987 NFC Divisional game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, the game was tied 14-14 in the third quarter. Green, back as a punt returner, caught the ball just beyond midfield. He returned the punt 52 yards for a score to put the Redskins up for good as they won 21-17. During his pivotal punt return, he got injured which played a role the following week.


Questionable to play all week cause of a rib injury, Green gave it a go in the NFC Championship game at home against the Minnesota Vikings. In the final minute of the game and trailing 17-10, the Vikings were at the 6 yard line with a chance to at least tie the game. On fourth down, Vikings’ QB Wade Wilson threw a pass to RB Nelson. Green came in at the last possible moment and hit Nelson as the ball arrived. Although there are different versions of what happened as to whether the ball was dropped or the hit jarred the ball, the legendary play sealed the win for the Redskins as they earned a trip to Super Bowl XXII.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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