Virgil Green

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Virgil Green
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Green during a game in Denver in August 2011
No. 85 Denver Broncos
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-03) August 3, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: 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 8, 2015
Receptions: 29
Receiving yards: 305
Receiving Touchdowns: 2
Player stats at

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 (CA) Union. 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 even had 13 catches for 245 yards and four touchdowns in a single game. He also lettered four years in basketball and another in track & field, where he ran the 200-meter dash in 12.00 seconds, cleared 13.05 meters (42–6 ft) as a triple jumper and even threw the shot put (top-throw of 15.02m or 49–2 ft).[1]

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 2007-10. 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 2009 in addition to being selected to the All-WAC second team.

Year School Class Position Games Receptions Yards Avg TD
2008 Nevada SO TE 13 14 164 11.7 1
2009 Nevada JR TE 13 23 260 11.3 5
2010 Nevada SR TE 14 35 515 14.7 5


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 3 3/8 in 249 lb 33½ in 9¼ in 4.64 s 1.57 s 2.56 s 4.40 s 6.90 s 42½ in 10 ft 10 in 23 reps
All values from 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.[3][4]

Green was considered to be a top tight end prospect for the 2011 NFL Draft.[3] At the 2011 NFL Combine he was the top tight end performer in the broad jump and vertical jump categories.[5]

Denver Broncos[edit]

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

In March 2012, he was suspended for four games after failing a drugs test. Green began taking prescribed medication for ADHD before receiving approval from the NFL.[6]

On December 28, 2014, Green scored his first career touchdown reception in a 47-14 win vs the Oakland Raiders.

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

Green won Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos after they beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10.


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  2. ^ "Virgil Green stats". 
  3. ^ a b "Virgil Green, DS #7 TE, Nevada". Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  4. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Virgil Green". Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  5. ^ Silva, Evan (February 26, 2011). "Nevada tight end Virgil Green creates buzz at Combine". Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (2012-03-09). "3 Broncos suspended for violating NFL drug policy -". Retrieved 2012-03-22. 

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