Green, Jerry : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Green, Jerry

Jerome Albert Green

Green played football at Georgia Tech University and in the American Football League (AFL).

Birth and Death Dates:
b. April 16, 1936 - d. December 12, 1994

Career Highlights:
Green played as an end for Georgia Tech in the mid-1950s. In 1956, Tech had a terrific season, ranked No.4 in the nation with a record of 10-1-0 (7-1-0 in SEC). They outscored their opponents 248-47; their only loss was to No. 2 Tennessee. Tech played in the Gator Bowl, where they defeated No. 12 Pittsburgh, 21-14. During Jerry's next two seasons, Tech had a combined record of 9-8-3 and did not play in any bowl games.

Green graduated in 1959, and played for the Boston Patriots of the newly-formed American Football League in 1960. That season, Green caught three passes in two games for the Patriots, who finished 5-9-0 and out of the playoffs. One of Jerry's teammates was lineman Abe Cohen.

Origin:
Atlanta, Georgia

Career Dates:
Green played end at Georgia Tech University from 1956-1958. He then played as an end with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League in 1960.

Physical description:
6'0", 190 pounds

Career Statistics:
In the AFL:
Games: 2
Receptions: 3
Receiving yards: 52
Receiving average: 17.3



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References:
The Encyclopedia of Football, by Roger Treat (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1976 -- 14th Edition)
Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, and John Thorn (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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