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2. Darrell Green

A late First Round Pick in 1983 by the Washington Redskins, Darrell Green became the most successful athletes ever from Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Green was a starter at Left Cornerback for Washington, and he was an All-Rookie selection and runner up for the Defensive Rookie of the Year.  Green would methodically pile up stats and show off durability as the leader of Washington’s defense for well over a decade, and he played all of his franchise-leading 295 Games in a Redskins uniform.

The Corner was a Pro Bowl for the first time in his career in 1984 and would repeat that honor six more times, with a First Team All-Pro nod in 1991.  Green’s consistency as a Defensive Back had few peers, and his leadership had even less. He was a large part of Washington’s success in winning two Super Bowls, and he would be a 1990s All-Decade Team and 100thAnniversary Team.  Green had 54 Interceptions and 1,202 Combined Tackles over his lengthy career.

Green was chosen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 28th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/26/83.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2002 Season.
  • Games Played: 295
  • Notable Statistics:

    258 Games Started
    54 Interceptions
    621 Interception Return Yards
    6 Interception Return Touchdowns
    10 Fumble Recoveries
    131 Fumble Recovery Yards
    2 Fumble Recovery Touchdowns
    1.0 Quarterback Sacks
    1,202 Combined Tackles 
    390 Solo Tackles*
    40 Assisted Tackles*
    7 Tackles for Loss**
    51 Punt Returns
    611 Punt Return Yards
    1 Kick Return
    9 Kick Return Yards
    1 Rushing Attempt
    6 Rushing Yards
    152 Approximate Value

    18 Playoff Games
    6 Interceptions
    133 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    8 Combined Tackles
    7 Solo Tackles*
    1 Assisted Tackle*
    6 Punt Returns
    102 Punt Return Yards
    1 Punt Return Touchdown

    *Solo and Assisted Tackles were not stats until the 1994 Season.
    **Tackles for Loss was not a stat until the 1999 Season.

  • Played For: Washington Redskins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (XXII & XXVI)
    First Team All-Pro (1991)
    Second Team All-Pro (1986 & 1990)
    Pro Bowl (1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1996 & 1997)
    Walter Payton Man of the Year (1996)
    All-Rookie (1996)

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