Interesting Facts About Cardinals Great Roy Green


Roy Green had an interesting road to the National Football League, one in which he came from a very small school and became one of the rare modern players to switch positions after making it into the league, and then having some very good success. He was an essential part of the sometimes impressive receiving game that the Cardinals featured during the 1980s. Here are some interesting facts about Roy Green.

-Roy Green’s 14 receiving touchdowns in 1982 were more than any other player in the NFL that season.

-In a 1982 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Roy Green set his personal best for receptions in a game with ten.

-Roy Green spent his rookie season in the league as mainly a kick returner before seeing action in his second and third year as a cornerback on the defensive side of the ball, the position he played in college. In his fourth season he was converted to a wide receiver, a move that paid off with him making it to the Pro Bowl the next two seasons.

-In a 1984 game against the Washington Redskins, Roy Green caught the longest touchdown reception of his career, an 83 yarder.

-The most receiving yards that Roy Green ever amassed during a game was 196. This happened when he caught eight passes against the Redskins in December of 1984.

-Roy Green played for just two teams during his career, the Cardinals and the Eagles. He was briefly on the roster of the Cleveland Browns after the Cardinals traded him there in 1991, though they would cut him before the regular season started and he would get signed by the Eagles.

-During his career, Roy Green rushed the ball 23 times for 140 yards and one touchdown.

-Roy Green had 22 one hundred yard receiving games during his career. 21 of those came with the Cardinals and one came during his final season in the league with the Philadelphia Eagles.

-Roy Green finished his career with four interceptions for 54 yards. He also recovered 20 fumbles during his time in the NFL.

-During his NFL career, Roy Green attempted two passes, completing one for 20 yards.

-The first touchdown of Roy Green’s career came during his rookie season on a kick return. His second came on a punt return during his second season in the league.

-During his NFL career, Roy Green scored touchdowns four different ways: receiving, rushing, punt return, and kick return.

-48 of Roy Green’s 66 career touchdown receptions were thrown by quarterback Neil Lomax. Five other players threw touchdown passes to Green during his career including Gary Hogeboom, Jim Hart, Timm Rosenbach, Stump Mitchell, and Cliff Stoudt.

-In a 1983 win over the Seattle Seahawks, Roy Green caught a career best four touchdown passes.

-Roy Green’s 1,555 yards receiving in 1983 were more than any other player in the NFL that year.

-Roy Green scored 69 touchdowns during his career, he scored more against the Washington Redskins than any other team in the league, with 13.

-Roy Green scored more of his touchdowns in the 4th quarter than during any other quarter of play.

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