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William Green

DE

Height
6' 4"
CLASS
FR
Hometown
Hoover, Ala.
Weight
215 lbs.
Experience
1L
School
Spain Park
Jeremy Brown

CAREER: Saw action in 53 games, making four starts…Collected 53 tackles, 31 solo, 11.0 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks…While on special teams, he had five kickoff returns for 40 yards and a blocked kick.

 

2011: Played in all 13 of Florida’s games, making three starts…Recorded 21 tackles, 10 solo and 2.0 tackles for loss…Voted Team Captain by his teammates…Earned the Iron Gator Strength and Conditioning Award as selected by the Florida coaches…Notched two tackles, including a 1-yard TFL against Ohio State in the Gator Bowl…Notched two tackles vs. Florida State…Assisted a 3-yard sack against Furman…Contributed two solo tackles in Florida’s win over Vanderbilt and fielded a kick return for a career-high 13 yards…Tied a career-high three tackles versus Alabama, with two solo tackles…Fielded a kick return in the Gators’ win over Kentucky for 8 yards…Also had three tackles against Tennessee, with two solo tackles in the win over the Vols…Tacked on two tackles against UAB to help the Gators to a 2-0 start on the season.

 

2010: Played in all 13 of Florida’s games…Recorded 13 tackles, 11 solo, and had four tackles for a loss of 15 yards…Contributed a tackle in Florida’s win over Penn State in the Outback Bowl…Recorded two solo tackles and one for loss versus Florida State…Had three tackles and his first sack of the season versus Appalachian State…Contributed a solo tackle in Florida’s defeat of Vanderbilt and returned a kickoff a career-high 11 yards…Recorded a tackle for a loss of five yards in UF’s win over Georgia…Recorded two tackles in Florida’s game versus Alabama…Recorded two solo tackles, including one for a loss of eight yards on UF’s one-yard line…Played in the season opener and fielded a kickoff return for eight yards.

 

2009: Saw action in all 14 of UF’s games his sophomore season in 2009, securing a start at defensive end the first game of the season versus Charleston Southern…Had 12 total tackles, including six solo, six assisted and three tackles for loss…Notched two tackles, including 1.0 for a loss of five yards as the Gators topped Cincinnati, 51-24, in the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl…Grabbed two tackles versus Alabama in the 2009 SEC Championship Game…Came up with two tackles, including one for a loss of three yards as the Gators rolled on to 11-0 with a win over FIU…Had a stellar day on special teams against Mississippi State, recovering running back Chris Rainey’s blocked punt against the Bulldogs…Saw significant time in the 56-6 win over Troy, grabbing a career-tying three tackles and one tackle for a loss of three yards…Made his first career start at defensive end for the Gators in the first game of the season against Charleston Southern, tallying two tackles in the 62-3 victory.

 

2008: Played in 13 games for Florida during his true freshman campaign, including the 2008 SEC Championship Game and the 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship Game…Recorded seven tackles, including four solo and three assisted…Had 2.0 tackles for loss, one sack and one punt block…A back-up at defensive end who recorded one of the two punt blocks against the Kentucky Wildcats on Homecoming which led to a UF score…Recorded his first career tackles as a Gator in the win at Vanderbilt…Tallied the first sack of his career for a loss of three yards against The Citadel.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Parade All-American…EA Sports All-American…One of 12 members on the Alabama Sports Writers’ Association Super 12 football team as a senior…First team all-state selection in his final prep season…Competed in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as the only player from Alabama…Also participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in Mobile, Ala., where he recorded six tackles…Senior awards included ASWA Super 12 Defensive Lineman, Super All-Metro Birmingham News, Alabama Class 6A nominee for Lineman of the Year, ASWA 6A All-State First Team, Orlando 2007 All-Southern Football Team (Alabama) Linebacker…Had 114 tackles, four sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior during Spain Park’s 6A Championship runner-up season, the school’s deepest playoff run in history…Led a defense that allowed only 12.9 points per game…Tallied 54 tackles, 18 tackles-for-loss and eight sacks as a junior…Four-star athlete on Rivals.com…Rated as the seventh-best outside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com…ESPN 150 member…Number-four prospect in the Alabama top 30 of 2008…Rivals 100 member…Coached by John Grass.

 

GREEN’S CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 3 (4x, last Alabama, 2011)

QB Sacks: 1 (2x, last vs. Appalachian State, 2010)

Forced Fumbles: None

Interceptions: None

Punt Blocks: 1 (Kentucky, 2008)

Kick Returns: 1 (5x, last Vanderbilt, 2011)

Kick Return Yardage: 13 (Vanderbilt, 2011)

Longest Kick Return: 13 (Vanderbilt, 2011)

 

CAREER STATISTICS

TACKLES

G

UA

A

Total

TFL

Yds

PD

FF

FR

Blkd

2008

13

4

3

7

2

5

0

0

0

1

2009

14

6

6

12

3

11

0

0

0

0

2010

13

11

2

13

4

15

0

0

0

0

2011

13

10

11

21

2

6

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

53

31

22

53

11

37

0

0

0

1

 

SACKS

G

UA

A

Total

Yds

2008

13

1

0

1

3

2009

14

0

0

0

0

2010

13

1

0

1

1

2011

13

0

1

0.5

3

TOTAL

53

2

1

2.5

7

 

PUNT RETURNS

G

No.

Yds

TD

Lg

Avg/R

Avg/G

2008

13

1

23

0

0

23

1.8

2009

14

0

0

0

0

0

0

2010

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

2011

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

53

1

23

0

0

23

0.4

 

KICK RETURNS

G

No.

Yds

TD

Lg

Avg/R

Avg/G

2008

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

2009

14

0

0

0

0

0

0

2010

13

3

19

0

11

6.3

1.5

2011

13

2

21

0

13

10.5

1.6

TOTAL

53

5

40

0

13

8

0.8

 

ALL PURPOSE

G

Rush

Rec

PR

KR

IR

Total

Avg/G

2008

13

0

0

23

0

0

23

1.8

2009

14

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2010

13

0

0

0

19

0

19

1.5

2011

13

0

0

0

21

0

21

1.6

TOTAL

53

0

0

23

40

0

63

1.2

 

 

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

2011

Tackles

Sacks

Fumbles

Pass Defense

Blkd

Date

Opponent

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL-Yds

No-Yds

FF

FR-Yds

Int-Yds

QBH

Brk

Kick

3-Sep-11

FAU

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

10-Sep-11

UAB

0

2

2

0.5-2

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

17-Sep-11

TENNESSEE

2

1

3

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

24-Sep-11

at Kentucky

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

1-Oct-11

ALABAMA

2

1

3

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

8-Oct-11

at LSU

0

2

2

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

15-Oct-11

at Auburn

0

1

1

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

2

0

0

29-Oct-11

vs Georgia

2

0

2

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

5-Nov-11

VANDERBILT

2

0

2

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

12-Nov-11

at South Carolina

0

1

1

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

19-Nov-11

FURMAN

0

1

1

0.5-3

0.5-3

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

26-Nov-11

FLORIDA STATE

1

1

2

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

2-Jan-12

vs Ohio State

1

1

2

1.0-1

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Totals

10

11

21

2.0-6

0.5-3

0

0-0

0-0

2

0

0

2010

Tackles

Sacks

Fumbles

Pass Defense

Blkd

Date

Opponent

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL-Yds

No-Yds

FF

FR-Yds

Int-Yds

QBH

Brk

Kick

4-Sep-10

MIAMI

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

11-Sep-10

USF

2

0

2

1-8

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

18-Sep-10

at Tennessee

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

25-Sep-10

KENTUCKY

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

2-Oct-10

at Alabama

1

1

2

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

9-Oct-10

LSU

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

16-Oct-10

MISSISSIPPI STATE

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

30-Oct-10

vs Georgia

1

0

1

1-5

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

6-Nov-10

at Vanderbilt

1

0

1

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

13-Nov-10

SOUTH CAROLINA

0

0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

20-Nov-10

APPALACHIAN STATE

3

0

3

1-1

1-1

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

27-Nov-10

at Florida State

2

0

2

1-1

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

1-Jan-11

vs Penn State

0

1

1

0-0

0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Totals

11

2

13

4-15

1-1

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

2009

Tackles

Sacks

Fumbles

Pass Defense

Blkd

Date

Opponent

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL-Yds

No-Yds

FF

FR-Yds

Int-Yds

QBH

Brk

Kick

5-Sep-09

CH. SOUTHERN

1

1

2

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

12-Sep-09

TROY

2

1

3

1.0-3

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

19-Sep-09

TENNESSEE

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

26-Sep-09

at Kentucky

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

10-Oct-09

at LSU

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

17-Oct-09

ARKANSAS

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

24-Oct-09

at Mississippi State

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

31-Oct-09

vs Georgia

0

1

1

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

7-Nov-09

VANDERBILT

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

14-Nov-09

at South Carolina

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

21-Nov-09

FIU

1

1

2

1.0-3

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

28-Nov-09

FLORIDA STATE

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

5-Dec-09

vs Alabama

0

2

2

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

1-Jan-10

vs Cincinnati

2

0

2

1.0-5

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Totals

6

6

12

3.0-11

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

2008

Tackles

Sacks

Fumbles

Pass Defense

Blkd

Date

Opponent

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL-Yds

No-Yds

FF

FR-Yds

Int-Yds

QBH

Brk

Kick

30-Aug-08

HAWAII

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

6-Sep-08

MIAMI

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

20-Sep-08

at Tennessee

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

4-Oct-08

at Arkansas

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

11-Oct-08

LSU

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

25-Oct-08

UK

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

1

1-Nov-08

vs UGA

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

8-Nov-08

at Vanderbilt

2

2

4

1.0-2

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

15-Nov-08

USC

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

22-Nov-08

THE CITADEL

2

1

3

1.0-3

1.0-3

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

29-Nov-08

at Florida State

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

6-Dec-08

vs Alabama

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

8-Jan-09

vs Oklahoma

0

0

0

0.0-0

0.0-0

0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Totals

4

3

7

2.0-5

1.0-3

0

0-0

0-0

1

0

1

 

 

OFF THE FIELD STORIES

·         Attended SEC Media Day as a senior, which was held 10 minutes from where he grew up in Hoover, Ala.

·         Dad played college football

·         Captain of team Pandemonium for the 2011 Gator Football Charity Challenge

·         Is a Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Rep for the football team for the 2011-12 school year

 

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

“I feel like I’m four years older than everybody out there. It’s time to be an example for all the young guys. This is my time to step up and really help the team.” (3/21/11)

William Green, UF defensive end

 

“Willy’s going to be used a lot this year. Willy has always been about the team. He’s a real good player. You know what you’re going to get out of him: 100 percent effort every time. I really love having him on the D-line.” (8/17/10)

Duke Lemmens, former UF defensive end

 

“He's one of the most athletic defensive ends at Florida.” (6/28/10)

Edward Aschoff, Gainesville Sun

 

“He’s just special. He’s got such a motor, he plays so hard, he cares, he’s passionate, great energy, tough – if we sign 20 to 25 William Greens every year, we’ll keep challenging for a National Championship. Period. He’s got great talent.” (7/27/09)

Dan McCarney, North Texas Head Coach and former UF Defensive Line Coach

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