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Darrell Green
Darrell Green
Position(s):
Cornerback
Jersey #(s):
28
Born: February 15, 1960 (1960-02-15) (age 47)
Flag of Texas Houston, Texas
Career Information
Year(s): 1983-2002
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
College: Texas A&I University
Professional Teams
Career Stats
INT     54
INT yards     621
Touchdowns     6
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
College Hall of Fame

Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football cornerback for the Washington Redskins of the NFL from 1983 to 2002. Darrell was the last player selected in the first round of the famous 1983 NFL draft and spent his entire 20 year, pro football career with the Washington Redskins which spanned parts of three decades. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest cornerbacks to ever play the game. The self proclaimed "itty bitty guy," Darrell was nicknamed as the Ageless Wonder by his peers and the general media for his remarkable ability to maintain a high level of play well into the twilight of his career. Darrell was known for his great speed and was one of the fastest players in the history of the NFL. He is the 4-time winner of the NFL's Fastest Man competition, and the only undefeated multiple winner in history. Image File history File linksMetadata Darrell_Green_at_Dept_of_Education_event,_cropped. ... 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Green was with the Redskins for their victories in Super Bowls XXII and XXVI, and started in their loss to the Los Angeles Raiders in Super Bowl XVIII. Green recorded an interception in Super Bowl XXVI and a then-record 34-yard punt return in Super Bowl XVIII[1]. Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al... Date January 26, 1992 Stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota MVP Mark Rypien, Quarterback Favorite Redskins by 7 National anthem Harry Connick, Jr. ... The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University...


In his 20 NFL seasons, Darrell recorded 54 interceptions, which he returned for 631 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also returned 51 punts for 611 yards and recovered 10 fumbles, returning them for 131 yards and 2 touchdowns. One of his more notable performances was in a divisional playoff game against the defending Champion Chicago Bears after the 1987 season, where he returned a punt 52 yards for the game winning touchdown. Darrell can be seen at the end of the return clutching his side as the result of torn rib cartilage he suffered while leaping over a Bears defender.


Darrell also had an outstanding college football career at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M-Kingsville) but left after his junior year for the NFL. He would later finish his Bachelor of Science degree at St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, VA[2]. Texas A&M University-Kingsville Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a regional university with a multicultural student body that is 62 percent Hispanic and includes students from 35 states and 43 foreign countries. ... B.S. redirects here. ... Saint Pauls College is a private, historically black college in Lawrenceville, Virginia, USA. Saint Paul’s College is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts institute affiliated with the Episcopal Church. ... Lawrenceville is a town located in Brunswick County, Virginia. ...


Darrell retired in 2002 at the age of 42, the oldest Redskin, having played for six head coaches: Joe Gibbs, Richie Petitbon, Norv Turner, Terry Robiskie, Marty Schottenheimer and Steve Spurrier. Besides football he is known for his charitable work, including the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation. Darrell and former Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Jackie Slater are the only players in NFL history to play for the same team for 20 seasons. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940) is a Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. ... Richie Petitbon (born 1938) is a former head coach of the Washington Redskins. ... Norval Norv Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is the head coach for the National Football Leagues San Diego Chargers. ... Terry Robiskie (born November 12, 1954 in New Orleans, LA) is the current wide receivers coach for the Cleveland Browns. ... Martin Edward Schottenheimer (born September 23, 1943 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American football coach. ... Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... The Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation (DGYLF) is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization started by former Washington Redskins cornerback Darrell Green. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... City St. ... An offensive lineman (football) is one of a group of positions in American football. ... Jackie Ray Slater (born May 27, 1954, Jackson, Mississippi) is a former American Football Offensive Tackle who played his entire career with the Los Angeles Rams franchise. ...


In 1999, while still active, he was ranked number 81 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. In 2004, Green was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. He is considered a leading candidate for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008[3]. This article is about the year. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Darrell Green was one of the unlockable legends on the videogame NFL Street 2.

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Foundation

In 1988, Green created the Youth Life Foundation in an effort to meet the needs of children, their families and the communities in which they live. See Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation.[4] The Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation (DGYLF) is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization started by former Washington Redskins cornerback Darrell Green. ...


Honors

  • Most seasons with one club (20); tied with Jackie Slater
  • Most seasons with one club in one city (20)
  • Most consecutive seasons with an interception (19)
  • Oldest NFL cornerback (42 years old)
  • 4-time NFL Fastest Man, undefeated in competition [5]
  • 1991 World's Fastest Athlete
  • Selected as one of the 70 Greatest Redskins
  • Named as a cornerback on the 1990's NFL All-Decade Team
  • 7 Pro Bowl selections ('84,'86,'87,'90,'91,'96,'97)
  • Named All-Pro 3 times.
  • Redskins franchise record for most career interceptions (54)
  • Redskins franchise record for most game starts (258) and games played (295)
  • Darrell has been awarded three honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degrees by Marymount University, George Washington University, and St. Paul’s College for his extraordinary humanitarian endeavors[6].
  • In his prime, Green ran the 40-yard dash in 4.125 seconds. At training camp in 1986, he unofficially ran a 4.09 40-yard dash.
  • Green ran an Olympic caliber (10.08) 100 meter dash while in college at Texas A&I.

Jackie Ray Slater (born May 27, 1954, Jackson, Mississippi) is a former American Football Offensive Tackle who played his entire career with the Los Angeles Rams franchise. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... Marymount University is a coeducational, four-year Catholic university whose main campus is located in Arlington, Virginia. ... The George Washington University (GW), is a private, coeducational university located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The school was founded in 1821 as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia by Baptist ministers using funds bequeathed by George Washington. ... Saint Pauls College is a private, historically black college in Lawrenceville, Virginia, USA. Saint Paul’s College is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts institute affiliated with the Episcopal Church. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...

References

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Boomer Esiason
Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
1996
Succeeded by
Troy Aikman
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DGYLF - Darrell Green's Vision (329 words)
Darrell remembers several turning points in his life when his opportunities were limited by family life and circumstance—when simple love and guidance were all that were needed to get him through his difficult times.
Because Darrell was able to realize his potential through a strong values system, opportunity for education, a nurturing community, and family support, he is now committed to creating positive turning points for the children and families of every community.
Darrell believes that faith, discipline, honor, hard work, and sportsmanship are important and necessary values not only for professional athletes but for children and anyone who aspires to become a productive citizen.
Darrell Green - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (575 words)
Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002.
Darrell was the last player selected in the first round of the famous 1983 NFL draft and spent his entire pro footall career with the Washington Redskins.
Darrell Green was one of the unlockable legends on the videogame NFL Street 2.
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