Woody Green

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Woody Green
No. 27
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-06-20) June 20, 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth: Warren, Oregon
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Debuted in 1974
Last played in 1976
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing att-yards 375–1442
Receptions-yards 58–562
Total Touchdowns 11
Stats at NFL.com

Woodrow Green, Jr. (born June 20, 1951 in Warren, Oregon) is a former American football running back who played for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Green was drafted by the Chiefs in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft.[1]

He is an alumnus of, set many rushing records, and was a first-team AP all-American while at Arizona State University.

College Stats[edit]

  • 1971: 208 for 1,209 and 9 TD.
  • 1972: 209 for 1,363 and 15 TD. 9 catches for 115. Consensus All-American.
  • 1973: 184 for 1,182 and 9 TD. 22 catches for 328 and 5 TD. Finished 8th in Heisman Trophy voting.

Green appeared on the front cover of the Sports Illustrated November 18, 1974 issue. His NFL career was shortened because of multiple knee injuries/surgeries within two, too-short years.[2]