|13 Pat Green|
Pirates Keep Bowl Chances Intact with First Win in Orlando Since 2008
Successfully rebounded from a lower back injury last winter and appears primed for an impact-producing year as a top reserve behind national awards candidate Montese Overton at the "sam" outside linebacking position ... Coaching staff also indicated competition for starting job at the "will" slot could be a possibility, in addition to key special teams roles (for the second-straight year) ... Rapid development rate, quickness and athleticism have enabled noteworthy rise on depth chart in just one full season on active roster ... Logged four stops in first spring scrimmage (March 28) before adding single tally in second matchup on April 11 ... Had two tackles during the Purple-Gold Game on April 18 to wrap up drills ... Strength and conditioning testing numbers include a 330-pound bench press, a 465-pound back squat, a 270-pound power clean and a push jerk of 265 ... Clocked at 4.55 in the 40-yard dash and has completed jumps of 31.5" (vertical) and 9'6.5" (broad).
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 teacher education (birth to kindergarten emphasis) ... 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).