Virgil Green

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Virgil Green
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Green with the Broncos in 2011
No. 85 – Denver Broncos
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1988-08-03) August 3, 1988 (age 29)
Tulare, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Tulare (CA) Union
College: Nevada
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 204
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2017
Receptions: 66
Receiving yards: 736
Receiving touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Virgil Leo Green (born August 3, 1988) is an American football tight end for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Broncos in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nevada.

Early years[edit]

Green is a graduate of Tulare Union High School, where he played on the football team. He totaled 61 receptions for 1,014 yards (16.6 avg.) with 12 touchdowns during his career at Tulare, where he earned first-team All-East Yosemite League honors following his senior season. He had 13 catches for 245 yards and four touchdowns in a single game. In addition to football, he lettered four years in basketball and participated in track & field.

College career[edit]

Green played 50 career games (34 starts) at the University of Nevada and totaled 72 receptions for 939 yards (13.0 avg.) with 11 touchdowns while helping the Wolf Pack rank fifth in the nation with 500.2 total yards per game from 2007-2010. He recorded a personal-best 35 catches for 515 yards (14.7 avg.) with five touchdowns in his senior campaign to earn first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors. He was named the Nevada Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year as a junior in the 2009 season in addition to being selected to the All-WAC second team.

Year School Class Games Receptions Yards Avg TD
2008 Nevada Sophomore 13 14 164 11.7 1
2009 Nevada Junior 13 23 260 11.3 5
2010 Nevada Senior 14 35 515 14.7 5

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Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 38 in
(1.91 m)
249 lb
(113 kg)
33 12 in
(0.85 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.64 s 1.57 s 2.56 s 4.40 s 6.90 s 42 12 in
(1.08 m)
10 ft 10 in
(3.30 m)
23 reps
All values from 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.[2][3]

Green was considered to be a top tight end prospect for the 2011 NFL Draft.[2] At the 2011 NFL Combine, he was the top tight end performer in the broad jump and vertical jump categories.[4]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Green was chosen in the seventh round with the 204th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.

In March 2012, Green was suspended for four games after failing a drugs test. Green began taking prescribed medication for ADHD before receiving approval from the NFL.[5]

On December 28, 2014, Green scored his first career touchdown reception, which was from quarterback Brock Osweiler, in a 47–14 win against the Oakland Raiders.

On March 10, 2015, the Broncos re-signed Green to a three-year, $8.4 million contract.

On February 7, 2016, Green was part of the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.[6][7]

On September 17, 2017, in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys, Green had two receptions for 11 yards and a touchdown in the 42–17 victory.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virgil Green stats". 
  2. ^ a b "Virgil Green, DS #7 TE, Nevada". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  3. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Virgil Green". nfl.com. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  4. ^ Silva, Evan (February 26, 2011). "Nevada tight end Virgil Green creates buzz at Combine". profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (2012-03-09). "3 Broncos suspended for violating NFL drug policy - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  6. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Broncos outlast Panthers, claim third Super Bowl title". NFL.com. 2015-07-21. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos - September 17th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 

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