2015: Gary Green | Chiefs Hall of Honor | Kansas City Chiefs - Chiefs.com
2015 | Gary Green | Cornerback
Green spent seven years on Kansas City's roster (1977-83) where he saw action in 100 games (99 starts). He recorded 24 interceptions returned for 330 yards, including one for 42 yards and a touchdown. He added 10 fumble recoveries. Green also served as a premier special teams player for the club. He ranks tied for third in team history with two career blocked punts. Green was a team captain for five of his seven seasons in Kansas City.
The San Antonio, Texas, native garnered three Pro Bowl berths with the Chiefs before being traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 1984. Green started his career in Kansas City under head coach Paul Wiggin in 1977 and also played under Tom Bettis (Interim), Marv Levy (1978-82) and John Mackovic (1983).
Green was drafted with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 1977 NFL Draft. His rookie season he won the team's Mack Lee Hill Award designated for a rookie or first year player who displays characteristics on and off the field similar to the late Mack Lee Hill who had "a giant heart and a quiet way." In 1982, Green earned the team's MVP Award. He was named an All-Pro cornerback three consecutive years (1981-83).
Prior to joining the Chiefs, Green was a standout collegiate player at Baylor University (1973-77). He helped the Bears turn around their football program and win the 1974 Southwest Conference title. His sophomore season Green suffered a major knee injury, but was able to return the following season and earn consensus All-America honors. He was inducted into Baylor's Hall of Fame in 1989 and the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.
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