Eric Green (cornerback)

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Eric Green
No. 24     Omaha Nighthawks
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-03-16) March 16, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Pahokee, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Weight: 196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school: Clewiston (FL)
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Debuted in 2005 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Tackles 167
Interceptions 2
Pass deflections 30
Stats at NFL.com

Eric Denaud Green (born March 16, 1982 in Pahokee, Florida) is an American football cornerback for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

Green has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins.

Early years[edit]

Green played high school football at Clewiston High School in Clewiston, Florida where he played quarterback, wide receiver, and defensive back. He earned All-State Honors as a senior with 1,100 passing yards and 400+ rushing.

He also participated in track and field, where he placed fifth in 110m hurdles with a time of 14.3 seconds.

College career[edit]

Green played college football for the Virginia Tech Hokies. During his career, he recorded 143 tackles (91 solo), four blocked kicks, and 25 pass deflections. He also posted eight interceptions with 264 return yards, third most in school history.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

A restricted free agent in the 2008 offseason, Green signed his one-year, $2.017 million first-round tender offer on April 3, 2008.[1]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

An unrestricted free agent after the 2008 season, Green signed with the Miami Dolphins on March 12, 2009.[2] He was released on August 19.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Green signed with the San Francisco 49ers hours after being released by the Dolphins on August 19.

Personal life[edit]

In January 2010, Green was named in a lawsuit that alleged he forcibly sodomized a transgender woman in Arizona.[3] That lawsuit was dismissed. Green's attorney claim Green was never served. The plaintiff's attorney claims there was a settlement offer. In October 2010, the suit was re-filed in federal court.[4] The suit asks for $10 million.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CB Green, DE Smith sign one-year, $2.017 million tenders
  2. ^ Dolphins sign free agent CB Eric Green
  3. ^ Florio, Mike (January 28, 2010). "Eric Green faces sexual assault suit". NBC Sports. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Florio, Mike (October 14, 2010). "Bizarre sexual assault suit against Eric Green is re-filed". NBC Sports. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Swift, Aisling (October 13, 2010). "Transgender woman alleges rape in Fort Myers lawsuit against NFL cornerback Eric Green". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 

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