Justin Green (American football)

Justin Green (American football)

Infobox NFLactive

name=Justin Green
currentteam=Free Agent
birthdate=birth date and age|1982|4|30
birthplace=San Diego, California
debutteam=Baltimore Ravens
* Baltimore Ravens (2005-2007)
* New York Jets (2008)*:*Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Justin Green (born April 30, 1982 in San Diego, California) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Montana.

Early years

Green attended the University of San Diego High School and was a student and earned three varsity letters in football and two in basketball. In football, he was a two-time League MVP and a two-time first team All-California Interscolastic Federation honoree. In basketball, he helped his team win the state championship. He finished his high school career in the year 2000 with 5,397 yards rushing, which, at the time, was the most rushing yards in the history of San Diego high school football. That record has since been broken in 2005 by Demetrius Sumler, who also attended the University of San Diego High School.

College career

Green attended the University of Montana, and finished his career with 1,784 yards on 412 carries (4.3 yards per carry avg.), and 15 receptions for 93 yards (6.2 yd. per rec. avg.). As a junior, he was named the Big Sky Conference's Newcomer of the Year and as a senior, he won Honorable Mention All-Big Sky Conference honors. He was a Sociology major.

Professional career

Baltimore Ravens

Green was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the 5th round (158th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was utilized mostly as a blocking fullback in 2005 by the Baltimore Ravens. His solid play was rewarded with 4 starts and 12 games played in his rookie campaign. Green played in both the Ravens "Monday Night Football" games in 2005, and started one of them. His game worn jersey from the Monday Night game with Green Bay was auctioned on Ebay and sold for a few hundred dollars. Green also played on special teams. He made his NFL debut on September 11 versus the Indianapolis Colts. Green finished the year with 4 yards rushing on 5 attempts, and 32 yards on 7 catches with no touchdowns.

Many believe Green will develop into the Mike Sellers-type multi-purpose fullback who can be used in short yardage red zone situations and special teams.

In 2006 he played in 12 games and made three starts. He finished the campaign with four catches for 17 yards. He shredded his knee with just four weeks left during the 2006 season, however, had earned his way back into the starting lineup during the preseason in 2007.

New York Jets

Green was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on August 14, 2008, however he was waived just a day later.

External links

* [http://www.baltimoreravens.com/People/Players/Active/Justin_Green.aspx Baltimore Ravens bio]

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