Ladarius Green

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Ladarius Green
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Green in 2013.
No. 89     San Diego Chargers
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-05-29) May 29, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Berlin, Germany
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: Louisiana–Lafayette
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110
Debuted in 2012 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions 21
Receiving yards 432
Receiving average 20.6
Receiving TDs 3
Stats at NFL.com

Ladarius Green (born May 29, 1990) is an American football tight end who plays for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football with Louisiana–Lafayette and was drafted 110th overall in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.

Early life[edit]

Green was born in Berlin, Germany, where his parents served in the military. He moved to Florida when he was three years old.[1] He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola, Florida.[2]

College career[edit]

Green attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 2008 to 2011. He finished his career with 149 receptions for 2,201 yards and 22 touchdowns.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Green was selected 110th overall in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.[2] He is first cousins with offensive guard Tyronne Green who he played with in San Diego during Ladarius's rookie season.

2013 Season[edit]

Green had a breakout sophomore season as being the backup to Antonio Gates. Green played all 16 games, while starting 10, collecting 17 receptions for 376 yards along with 3 touchdowns. Green showed great speed and ability as a tight end catching a 60-yard pass from Quarterback Philip Rivers which resulted in a touchdown after Green eluded 2 Kansas city defenders in week 12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. In a wild card matchup between the Chargers and the Bengals, Green made a leaping catch over the safety Chris Crocker, for the Chargers only passing touchdown of the game. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parrott, Joshua (November 20, 2010). "Football: Q&A with Ladarius Green". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rookie Report: Ladarius Green". chargers.com. July 19, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/Dec/21/life-in-nfl-is-a-family-affair-for-the-greens/

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