Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hugh Green Career Stats

By John Turney

Hugh Green was a highly touted college defensive end and was moved to linebacker in the NFL. He wasn't, in our view, what was expected, a player who was heavy on pass rush and perhaps lacking in coverage. He was not as big as some of the rushbackers and had good mobility and the Buccaneers used him both as a rusher, but plenty in coverage.

As a rookie, in 1981 he was a Pro Bowl alternate and in 1982 he was a consensus All-Pro. The next season, 1983 he was a First-team All-Pro selection by Sporting News. However, he was injured in 1984 and in 1985 traded to the Dolphins who thought he'd be a key piece in improving a defense that could help out Dan Marino and a terrific offense. He played well with the Dolphins in 1985 but it didn't get them over the hump defensively.

The injury bug hit in 1986 and 1987 and when he came back, he was never the player he was from 1981-83.

Here are his career stats, tackle data comes from NFL playbooks


  1. Ricky Jackson, who played the "other" side at Pitt had a much more successful NFL career.

  2. Looks like the writer has put a lot of hard work into this.