Ladarius Green

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Ladarius Green
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Green with the San Diego Chargers
No. 89 Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-05-29) May 29, 1990 (age 26)
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
Career history
Roster status: Physically unable to perform
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Receptions: 77
Receiving yards: 1,087
Receiving touchdowns: 7
Player stats at NFL.com

Ladarius Green (born May 29, 1990) is an American football tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana–Lafayette and was drafted in the fourth 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, where he played football and ran track.[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]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6 in 238 lb 34.5 in 10 1/8 in 4.53 s 4.47 s 7.12 s 34.5 in 10 ft 4 in 16 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3]

San Diego Chargers[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.

Green had a breakout sophomore season in 2013 as 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 a 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. [4]

For the 2014 season, Green looked to have a season as productive as last year. With the start of the 2014 season Ladrius Green was often used as a blocking tight end as Antonio Gates had a big season catching 12 touchdowns. Against the Rams Green caught a 28 yard throw on a crucial 3rd down. Green ended the season with 19 receptions on 23 targets for 226 yards averaging 11.6 yards per catch.

With starter Antonio Gates suspended for four games, Green was temporarily assigned the starting role in 2015. Week 1 against the Detroit Lions, Green caught 5 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.[5] He finished the season with 37 catches, 429 yards receiving, and 4 touchdowns.[6]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On March 10, 2016 Green signed a four-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[7]

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. ^ "NFL Combine: Ladarius Green". NFL.com. NFL.com. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Surprise: 2 Chargers teammates are related". Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  5. ^ Chargers profile
  6. ^ Rotoworld
  7. ^ "Steelers sign Green to a four-year contract". Steelers' Official Web Page. March 10, 2016. 

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