Mike Green (defensive back)

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Mike Green
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Green (43) against the Green Bay Packers
No. 43, 42, 25
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-12-06) December 6, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth: Ruston, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Ruston (LA)
College: Northwestern State
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 7 / Pick: 254
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 426
Sacks: 6.0
Interceptions: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Wayne Green[1] (born December 6, 1976) is a former American football safety and cornerback. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northwestern State.

Green also played for the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins.

College career[edit]

Green attended college at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He earned four letters with the Demons from 1996-99.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Green was the last player drafted in the 2000 NFL Draft, a spot which earns the drafted player the dubious distinction of "Mr. Irrelevant." Green played for the Chicago Bears from 2000 to 2005. During his career in Chicago he once recorded a 100-tackle season and was described as "a vital cog in the Bears' secondary."[3]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Green was acquired by the Seattle Seahawks in an April 2006 trade with the Bears in exchange for a sixth round pick.[4] On August 26, 2006 he suffered a lisfranc fracture and was placed on injured reserve. Green functioned as a backup safety and cornerback during the 2007 season. He was released from the Seahawks on July 25, 2008.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Green signed with the Washington Redskins on October 14, 2008,[5] taking the roster spot of Reed Doughty, who was placed on the injured reserve after suffering a back injury. He was not re-signed following the end of the season making him a free agent.


  1. ^ "Green on Pro-Football-Reference". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Michael Green - Demons In The Pros". NSUDemons.com. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  3. ^ Burns, Marty (December 13, 2004). "From the Bottom Up". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 13, 2004. 
  4. ^ Pasquarelli, Len (April 25, 2006). "Green heads to Seattle for sixth-round pick". ESPN. Retrieved April 25, 2006. 
  5. ^ O' Halloran, Ryan (October 14, 2008). "Redskins sign Green". Washington Times.