Tim Green

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Tim Green
Born (1963-12-16) December 16, 1963 (age 54)
Liverpool, New York
Occupation Sports commentator, attorney, author, former linebacker
Years active 1991–present
Tim Green
No. 99
Position: Linebacker / Defensive End
Personal information
Born: (1963-12-16) December 16, 1963 (age 54)
Liverpool, New York
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: --
Quarterback sacks: 24.0
Pass deflections: --
Interceptions: --
Forced fumbles: --
Safeties: 1
Player stats at PFR

Timothy John "Tim" Green (born December 16, 1963) is a former American football player, a radio and television personality, and currently a best-selling author. He was a linebacker and defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, a commentator for National Public Radio, and the former host of the 2005 revival of A Current Affair on Fox.


Green attended Liverpool High School from 1978-1982 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Syracuse University in 1986. He then graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 1994. While in attendance, he was named a two-time Academic All American.[1] After graduating Green was drafted 17th overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1986 NFL Draft.[2] and served as a commentator for the NFL on Fox. He was a co-host of Find My Family with Lisa Joyner on ABC Television in 2009.[3]

In December 2011, Green was named a winner of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, given annually to six former NCAA student-athletes for distinguished career accomplishment on the 25th anniversary of their college graduation.[4]

Green is also an accomplished author. His book Football Genius made The New York Times best-seller list of children's chapter books.[5] He serves on the National Writer's Project Writing Council[6] and has written over thirty novels in the adult suspense and youth sports genres.[7]

As an attorney, Green has been of counsel with the law firm Barclay Damon LLP in New York State since February 1999. He has been integrally involved in the company and has assisted in growing and developing the firm's client base focusing in energy and intellectual property.[8] In May 2014, Green partnered with former Assistant District Attorney Scott Brenneck. Their unique firm, Team Green Lawyers, PLLC, is assembled of former prosecutors that are now working privately and offering Criminal Defense Services. Green's reputation of giving outstanding legal services works hand-in-hand with Brenneck's knowledge and firsthand experience from the court room.[9]

Green lives in Upstate New York with his wife, Illyssa, five children, and three dogs.[10]



  • 1993 Ruffians (Turner Publishing)
  • 1996 Outlaws
  • 1998 The Red Zone
  • 1999 Double Reverse
  • 1999 Titans
  • 2000 The Letter of The Law (Warner Books)
  • 2002 The Fourth Perimeter (Warner Books)
  • 2003 The Fifth Angel
  • 2004 The First 48
  • 2005 Pie World
  • 2006 Kingdom Come
  • 2006 American Outrage
  • 2007 Football Genius
  • 2008 Football Hero
  • 2009 Football Champ
  • 2009 Above The Law
  • 2009 Baseball Great
  • 2010 False Convictions
  • 2010 Rivals
  • 2010 The Big Time
  • 2011 Best of the Best
  • 2011 Deep Zone
  • 2012 Pinch Hit
  • 2012 Unstoppable
  • 2013 Force Out
  • 2013 Perfect Season
  • 2014 New Kid
  • 2014 Home Run
  • 2015 Lost Boy
  • 2015 Kid Owner
  • 2016 Left Out
  • 2017 Baseball Genius
  • Barcelona striker 2017-18


  • 1997 A Man and His Mother: An Adopted Son's Search
  • 1997 The Dark Side of the Game: My Life in the NFL
  • 2003 The Road To The NFL