Jacob Green raises the 12th Man flag at Qwest field Sep 13, 2009
|Date of birth:January 21, 1957|
|Place of birth: Pasadena, Texas|
|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 highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
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), 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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