Art Green (Canadian football)

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Art Green
Date of birth (1948-09-18) September 18, 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) RB
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
College Albany State
Career history
As player
1972 New Orleans Saints
19731978 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1975, 1976
CFL East All-Star 1974, 1975, 1976
Honors Grey Cup champion - 1973, 1976
Career stats

Art Green (born September 18, 1948) is a former all-star and Grey Cup champion running back in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League.[1]

A graduate of Albany State University, Green played 7 games with the New Orleans Saints in 1972. He then came to Canada for an all-star career.[2] In 1973, he joined the Ottawa Rough Riders for 7 games and helped them win the Grey Cup. In 1974, he was an eastern all-star, and in 1975 he rushed for 1188 yards and was a CFL all star. 1976 was a career year, with 1257 yards rushing and another thrilling victory in the classic Grey Cup game. After trying out, unsuccessfully, with the NFL in 1977, he played one last year in Ottawa.