American Football Database
Jacob Green
Jacob Green raises the 12th Man flag at Qwest field Sep 13, 2009
No. 79     
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-01-21) January 21, 1957 (age 65)
Place of birth: Pasadena, Texas
Career information
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Debuted in 1980 for the Seattle Seahawks
Last played in 1992 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl selection (1986, 1987)
  • 1× First-team All-Pro Selection (1983,
  • 1× Second-team All-Pro Selection (1984)
  • 1× All-America (1979)
  • NFL 100 Sacks Club
Sacks     116
Interceptions     3
Touchdowns     2
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Jacob Carl Green (born January 21, 1957 in Pasadena, Texas) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football for Texas A&M.

Green was an All-American selection in 1979 after compiling 134 tackles and was a then school-record 20 quarterback sacks. Green’s 37 career sacks still ranks second in A&M history behind Aaron Wallace’s 42 career sacks. Green owns school records for career fumbles caused (12) and season fumbles caused (6 in 1978).

Green was a first-round draft pick (10th overall) in the 1980 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. In his 13 year National Football League career, Green played twelve seasons for the Seattle Seahawks, as number 79, and one season for the San Francisco 49ers. Green recorded 97.5 career sacks for the Seahawks (unofficially 116; sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982, Green's third season),[1] a team record and at the time of his retirement good for No. 3 on the all-time sacks leaderboard behind only Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor.


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