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Jarvis Green

Not to be confused with BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
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Green during an August 28, 2009 preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
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Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-01-12) January 12, 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth: Thibodaux, Louisiana
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Career information
College: LSU
NFL draft: 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Tackles: 232
Sacks: 28.0
Interceptions: 0
Forced fumbles: 9
Pass deflections: 5
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Jarvis Pernell Green (born January 12, 1979) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.

Early years

Green grew up in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, and attended Donaldsonville High School, where he was a Class 3A defensive MVP.

College career

Green played college football at Louisiana State University, where he ranks fourth on the school’s all-time sack list with 20 sacks for 123 yards. In 1998, Green set an LSU freshman record with eight sacks for 46 yards, starting 10 games at defensive end. As a sophomore in 1999, Green had seven sacks and 51 tackles. In 2000, Green had 31 tackles and one sack in eight games started. In his senior season in 2001, Green was voted a second-team All-SEC selection after picking up 52 tackles and leading the team with four sacks.

Professional career

New England Patriots

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Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt<th>Arm length</th><th>Hand size</th> 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 272 lb<td align="center">3418 in</td><td align="center">1018 in</td> 4.87 s 1.76 s 2.80 s 4.25 s 7.52 s 31 in 9 ft 1 in

Green was drafted in the fourth round (126th overall) by the New England Patriots in the 2002 NFL Draft. In his rookie campaign in 2002, Green recorded 2.5 sacks and started four games. In 2003, Green started seven games and had two sacks; in the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts, Green set career highs with 2.5 sacks and six tackles. Green played in all 16 games in 2004 for the Patriots, starting all three playoff games, including Super Bowl XXXIX. He finished the season with a four sacks. In August 2005, Green was signed to a five-year contract extension by the Patriots; he would go on to post 2.5 sacks while starting five games during the 2005 season.

Green would continue to see limited starting time in 2006, filling in for an injured Richard Seymour. Green set a career-high in 2006 with 7.5 sacks and two passes defensed. With Seymour injured again in 2007, Green would start 10 games and pick up 6.5 sacks, plus a career-high 39 tackles. Green himself missed time in 2008 with an ankle injury, but still managed to play in 14 games and record two sacks.

In 2009, Green was active for 13 games for the Patriots, starting 12 and missing three games in November after knee surgery. He finished the season with 36 tackles and one sack.

Denver Broncos

Green signed a 4-year, $20 million deal with the Denver Broncos on March 9, 2010. He was released September 4, 2010.

Houston Texans

Green signed with the Texans on December 15, after defensive end Mario Williams was placed on injured reserve.

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