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A. J. Green
Georgia BulldogsNo. 8
Wide receiver Junior
Major: Family Financial Planning
Date of birth: July 31, 1988 (1988-07-31) (age 21)
Place of birth: Summerville, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career history
High school: Summerville High School,
Summerville, South Carolina
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
  • 2009 All-SEC First Team (Coaches, ESPN)
  • 2008 All-Freshman First Team (CFN, TSN)
  • 2008 All-SEC First Team (AP)
  • 2008 SEC Freshman of the Year (Coaches)
  • 2007 All-American (Parade)
  • 2006 HS All-American (USA Today)
  • 2005 ESPN RISE HS Sophomore of the Year
Stats at ESPN.com

Adriel Jeremiah “A. J.” Green (born July 31, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Georgia Bulldogs, playing under head coach Mark Richt. Green graduated from Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina, where he played under legendary coach John McKissick.

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High school career

Green was widely considered to be one of the top football prospects of the 2008 high school class.[1][2] Standing 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) and 205 lb (93 kg). He earned All-State honors four times and was named by EA Sports the nation's top sophomore player after catching 75 passes for 1,422 yards and 16 touchdowns in the 2006 season. He hauled in 57 passes for 1,217 yards and eight touchdowns as a freshman. In his junior season, Green caught 60 passes for 1,203 yards and 14 touchdowns. Green was the only junior nominated to the 2006 USA Today All-American first team. He was also a member of the Rivals.com Junior All-America team.[3] Green was also on the Summerville High basketball team that claimed the 2007-2008 South Carolina state championship in a thrilling championship game against Spartanburg (S.C.) High. They won the title in the memory of their fallen coach, Captain Louis Mulkey of the Charleston, SC F.D., who died along with eight other firefighters in his Ladder 15 in the June 18th, 2007, Charleston Sofa Super Store fire. The story of the Summerville High team was featured on Sportscenter on December 2, 2008.

A. J. Green's 5,373 career receiving yards rank second and his 279 career receptions rank fourth on the National Federation of High Schools’ football all-time career receiving records.[4]

Green was profiled by Sports Illustrated as part of its “Where Will They Be?” stories on potential future professional greats, alongside John Tavares and others.[5] Sports Illustrated compared him to the then-Oakland Raiders wideout Randy Moss and predicted Green will be in the NFL by 2011.

Rivals.com ranked Green their #9 prospect for the high school class of 2008[6], while Scout.com named Green their #10 prospect nationally.[7] He participated in the Under Armour All-America Game.

College career

Green verbally committed to attend the University of Georgia in July 2006.[8] He made his commitment official by signing a letter of intent to play at Georgia on February 6, 2008.[9]

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2008 Season

In the fourth game of his college career, against Arizona State, Green had 8 catches for 159 yards and a touchdown. For this, he was named SEC Player of the Week.[10] He finished the 2008 season with 56 catches for 963 yards and 8 touchdowns, all Georgia freshman school records. He also led the SEC in receiving yards, with the third-highest total in UGA school history. He was named second-team All-SEC and Freshman of the Year by the SEC coaches, and was named to the Associated Press All-SEC first team. He was not named to any national All-American teams.

2009 Season

Green ended the 2009 regular season injured with 47 catches for 751 yards and 6 touchdowns and was once again absent from all national All-American lists.

Green returned from injury for the Independence Bowl, December 28, 2009 in scenic Shreveport, LA where he made 6 catches totaling 57 yards.[11]

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