At a game in Denver in August, 2011.
|No. 85 Denver Broncos|
|Date of birth:||August 3, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Tulare, California|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Tulare (CA) Union|
|NFL draft:||2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 204|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Virgil Leo Green (born August 3, 1988) is an American football tight end for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Broncos in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nevada.
Green is a graduate of Tulare (CA) Union. He totaled 61 receptions for 1,014 yards (16.6 avg.) with 12 touchdowns during his career at Tulare, where he earned first-team All-East Yosemite League honors following his senior season. He even had 13 catches for 245 yards and four touchdowns in a single game. He also lettered four years in basketball and another in track & field, where he ran the 200-meter dash in 12.00 seconds, cleared 13.05 meters (42-6 ft) as a triple jumper and even threw the shot put (top-throw of 15.02m or 49-2 ft).
Green played 50 career games (34 starts) at the University of Nevada and totaled 72 receptions for 939 yards (13.0 avg.) with 11 touchdowns while helping the Wolf Pack rank fifth in the nation with 500.2 total yards per game from 2007-10. He recorded a personal-best 35 catches for 515 yards (14.7 avg.) with five touchdowns in his senior campaign to earn first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors. He was named the Nevada Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year as a junior in 2009 in addition to being selected to the All-WAC second team.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 3/8 in||249 lb||33½ in||9¼ in||4.64 s||1.57 s||2.56 s||4.40 s||6.90 s||42½ in||10 ft 10 in||23 reps|
|All values from 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.|
In March 2012, he was suspended for four games after failing a drugs test. Green began taking prescribed medication for AD/HD before receiving approval from the NFL.
On December 28, 2014, Green scored his first career touchdown reception in a 47-14 win vs the Oakland Raiders.
On March 10, 2015, the Broncos re-signed Green to a three-year, $8.4 million contract.
- "Virgil Green, DS #7 TE, Nevada". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved 2011-04-27.
- "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Virgil Green". nfl.com. Retrieved 2011-04-27.
- Silva, Evan (February 26, 2011). "Nevada tight end Virgil Green creates buzz at Combine". profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
- Associated Press (2012-03-09). "3 Broncos suspended for violating NFL drug policy - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22.