|13 Pat Green|
Pirates Keep Bowl Chances Intact with First Win in Orlando Since 2008
Expected to continue climb up unit’s depth chart which could result in an impact-producing role on linebacking corps … Gained most of earlier experience during first two years in program on the outside, but was shifted inside with arrival of new coaching staff (and subsequent tweaking of scheme) … Penciled to open preseason camp in a battle for the starting job at the “will” position and could see additional on-field repetitions as a member of the special teams squad for the third-straight campaign … Rapid development rate, quickness and athleticism have enabled noteworthy rise on two-deep … Has played in 25-straight career contests and tallied 25 stops (14 solo), two for lost yardage … Eleven tackles have come on special teams (eight on kickoff returns, three on punt returns) … Also owns three forced fumbles … Additional development and acclimation with new coaching staff was slowed slightly after being sidelined for three weeks during the spring (concussion) … Did not play in first scrimmage, but returned to make one tackle during the Purple-Gold Game on April 16 … Cited as an “Elite Pirate” by strength and conditioning staff for work during spring testing period … Numbers include a 360-pound bench press, a 485-pound back squat, a 345-pound front squat, a 318-pound power clean and a push jerk of 285 … Clocked at 4.55 in the 40-yard dash and has completed jumps of 31.5” (vertical) and 9’6.5” (broad) … Ranked among top 10 percent of position mates with a three-cone drill clip of 7.15.
2015: Experienced action in 12 contests as a reserve outside linebacker and as a special teams contributor … Credited with 17 stops (11 solo), 2.0 TFLs, a team-high three forced fumbles and one quarterback pressure (Towson) … Produced at least one tackle in six outings and had multiple hits on four occasions, including a season-high five in the opener vs. Towson … Logged both TFLs (-9 yards) and had one ball strip against Tigers at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium … Other notable effort was a four-tackle, two-forced fumble performance at UCF in road finale … Logged three stops each against Navy and BYU, while posting single hits against Tulsa and Connecticut … Notched 12 tackles on rushing plays, two on passes and three on special teams (two on kickoffs, one on punts) … Did not record any statistics vs. Florida, Virginia Tech, SMU, Temple, USF or Cincinnati.
2014: Played in all 13 games as a member of special teams units ... Netted eight tackles (three solo), all on special teams to rank third in program … Had six hits on kickoff returns and two on punt returns … Recorded at least one tackle in five contests with a career-best three (all assists) against SMU in the Pirates’ inaugural American Athletic Conference tilt at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Made collegiate debut against N.C. Central in the season opener and booked a pair of stops (one solo) against the Eagles … Named one of five game captains against Tulane.
2013: Spent true freshman campaign contributing on scout teams as a redshirt … Signed with Ruffin McNeill’s program in February.
High School: A CarolinaPreps.com 3A All-State Team selection as a senior team captain after recording 80 tackles, six quarterback hurries, 13 tackles for lost yardage and 10.5 sacks ... Also had an interception, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two pass breakups and a defensive touchdown for coach Pete Gilchrist's Vikings ... The three-time 3A Mid-Point honoree was a two-year varsity starter after transferring into the NFHS program before his sophomore year ... Selected as the league's defensive player-of-the-year in 2012 after helping lead Vikings to a 6-5 overall record, a 4-1 conference mark and a bid to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state playoffs (before falling to A.L. Brown 41-34 in the opening round) ... Checked in at No. 46 on the Fayetteville Observer's Top 50 college football prospects list prior to the 2012 campaign ... A key component of a defense that posted two shutouts (Asheboro and Southwestern Randolph) and held three opponents to less than 10 points ... Prep effort of note includes a 12-tackle performance in a 29-13 win over Pfafftown Reagan (junior season) ... Finished 2011 campaign with 50 tackles and 9.5 sacks despite being hindered by a nagging injury ... Also lettered in basketball, averaging 4.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest as a forward for a 24-5 Vikings basketball team in 2011-12 ... Reportedly was timed at 4.6 in the 40-yard dash during prep testing.
Personal: Full name is Patrick Keenan Davon Green, Jr. … Born June 3, 1995 at Winston-Salem, N.C. … Major is family & community services … Has two cousins who enjoyed noteworthy collegiate careers – RB Carlos King (NC State, fourth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1998) and QB/WR Armani Edwards (Appalachian State, third-round selection of the Carolina Panthers in 2010).