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32 Willie Green
  • Running Back
  • 5-9, 217
  • Junior, 2L
  • Kissimmee (Osceola, HS)

A redshirt sophomore...Has battled injuries throughout his Gator career (surgery on both knees and a broken foot suffered in the spring of 2002)...Received Greg See Most Courageous award at the conclusion of 2003 spring drills....

CAREER: Seen action in 16 career games, for 154 plays...Rushed 33 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns...Caught one pass for 10 yards...Missed the entire 2000 season after undergoing surgery on both knees...

2002: Listed third on the depth chart at running back and was a member of the extra point and field goal teams...Saw action in all 13 games for 136 plays...Tied his career-high with touchdowns in a game with one in Gator victories over UAB and Ohio...Surpassed his number of carries and yards from last year in three games...Caught one pass (first of career) for 10 yards vs. Michigan in the Outback Bowl...Rushed for 25 yards vs. UAB, second-best on the team...Had a season-long run of 17 yards against UAB...Rushed for 37 yards vs. Ohio...

2001: A redshirt freshman who has battled knee injuries...Had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on August 20 to correct cartilage damage...Did not see any action in the first seven games of the season...Played in three games (Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida State) for 18 plays...14 rushes for 61 yards and a TD on the season...Made Gator debut vs. Vanderbilt and rushed for a TD on first- ever carry (a 5-yard run)...Finished with 49 yards on 11 carries vs. Vanderbilt...Received the Greg See Most Courageous Award at the conclusion of spring drill for his recovery from surgery on both knees as a freshman...

2000: Underwent reconstructive knee surgery and missed the entire 2000 season...Received a medical redshirt...

PREP: Considered one of the nation's elite prep running backs...USA Today's Player of the Year for the state of Florida in 1999...A Parade All-America selection...Named to SuperPrep All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top four running backs...A National Bluechips All-America and that publication ranked him among the top three "I- Backs"...Named to PrepStar's All-America Dream Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top 15 backs...A second-team USA Today All-America selection...Prep Football Report ranked him among the nation's top 10 running backs...A two-time first-team all-state (5A) selection...107 career TDs ranks as best career total in Florida prep history (Emmitt Smith had held this mark with 106) and his 7,947 career rushing yards ranks second in state history (Smith ranks first with 8,804) and 11th best in national prep history..."Mr. Football" award for state of Florida in 1999 after being the runner-up for that award in 1998 when he was named the Class 5A Player of the Year...Selected to play in Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...Also visited Clemson, Maryland and Missouri...High school coach was Jim Scible...

PERSONAL: Born Willie Damond Green on February 4, 1982 in Orlando, Florida...Hobbies include listening to music and weightlifting...Favorite sports personality is Terrell Davis...Parents: Willie and Melenye Washington....

Major: Sociology.


CAREER RUSHING STATS
YEAR ATT. YDS AVG. TDS LONG
2001 14 61 4.4 1 34
2002 19 73 3.8 2 17
TOTAL 33 134 4.1 3 34
CAREER RECEIVING STATS
YEAR REC. YDS AVG. TDS LONG
2002 1 10 10.0 0 10
TOTALS 1 10 10.0 0 10

CAREER HIGHS:
Yards Rushing: 49 (Vandy, 2001)
Rushing Attempts: 11 (Vandy, 2001)
Rushing TDs: 1 (three times, last vs. Ohio, 2002)
Receptions: 1 (vs. Michigan, 2002)
Receiving Yards: 10 (vs. Michigan, 2002)
Receiving TDs: --

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