Jarvis Green

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Jarvis Green

Green during an August 28, 2009 preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
No. 77     free agent
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-01-12) January 12, 1979 (age 33)
Place of birth: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Debuted in 2002 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles232
Sacks28.0
Interceptions0
Forced fumbles9
Pass deflections5
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Jarvis Green

Green during an August 28, 2009 preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
No. 77     free agent
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-01-12) January 12, 1979 (age 33)
Place of birth: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Debuted in 2002 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles232
Sacks28.0
Interceptions0
Forced fumbles9
Pass deflections5
Stats at NFL.com

Jarvis Green (born January 12, 1979 in Thibodaux, Louisiana) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State.

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Early years

Green grew up in Donaldsonville, Louisiana and attended Donaldsonville High School, where he was a Class 3A defensive MVP.

College career

Green played college football at Louisiana State University, where he ranks fourth on the school’s all-time sack list with 20 sacks for 123 yards. In 1998, Green set an LSU freshman record with eight sacks for 46 yards, starting 10 games at defensive end. As a sophomore in 1999, Green had seven sacks and 51 tackles. In 2000, Green had 31 tackles and one sack in eight games started. In his senior season in 2001, Green was voted a second-team All-SEC selection after picking up 52 tackles and leading the team with four sacks.

Professional career

New England Patriots

Green was drafted in the fourth round (126th overall) by the New England Patriots in the 2002 NFL Draft. In his rookie campaign in 2002, Green recorded 2.5 sacks and started four games. In 2003, Green started seven games and had two sacks; in the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts, Green set career highs with 2.5 sacks and six tackles. Green played in all 16 games in 2004 for the Patriots, starting all three playoff games, including Super Bowl XXXIX. He finished the season with a four sacks. In August 2005, Green was signed to a five-year contract extension by the Patriots; he would go on to post 2.5 sacks while starting five games during the 2005 season.

Green would continue to see limited starting time in 2006, filling in for an injured Richard Seymour. Green set a career-high in 2006 with 7.5 sacks and two passes defensed. With Seymour injured again in 2007, Green would start 10 games and pick up 6.5 sacks, plus a career-high 39 tackles. Green himself missed time in 2008 with an ankle injury, but still managed to play in 14 games and record two sacks.

In 2009, Green was active for 13 games for the Patriots, starting 12 and missing three games in November after knee surgery. He finished the season with 36 tackles and one sack.

Denver Broncos

Green signed a 4 year, $20 million deal with the Denver Broncos on March 9, 2010. He was released September 4, 2010.

Houston Texans

Green signed with the Texans on December 15, after Defensive End Mario Williams was placed on injured reserve.

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