Video: Green seizing opportunities
(NU Media Relations)
(NU Media Relations)
Posted Aug 19, 2011

On Wednesday, Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini said Andrew Green was playing at a "high level." Now come inside to hear from the sophomore who is getting 1st team reps with Alfonzo Dennard's absence.

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Lincoln, NE – With cornerback Alfonzo Dennard still sidelined by a muscle pull, third year sophomore Andrew Green is getting a majority of the 1st team defensive reps.

“I saw it as an opportunity to work hard and get back to where I was,” said Green, who has battled injuries much of his career. “I tore my labrum after my freshman year in the winter, I tore my meniscus last season at the beginning of the year, and then I had bad tendinitis much of the season.”

Completely 100% healthy now, the 6-foot-0, 190 pound Texas native was just looking for a role in the secondary coming into the season.

“This is Nebraska, if I get a chance to start, I better take advantage of it,” said Nebraska secondary coach Corey Raymond on whether he thought Green was ready to start if needed. “The next man is supposed to step up, it's how we are supposed to recruit.”

"He's playing pretty physical right now," Nebraska head caoch Bo Pelini said. "He gets his hands on people. He still has a lot to learn, but he's playing pretty good football. I think this gives us an opportunity with Alfonzo out to really evaluate these young corners and I think they are stepping up."

Green was a 3-star prospect coming out of San Antonio Madison in the 2009 recruiting class. He picked the Huskers over schools like Baylor, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and Colorado.

In his last two seasons for the Mavericks, Green had over 120 tackles, five interceptions, and almost 20 pass breakups – becoming one of the Lone Star State's most well known lockdown defenders.

He is now joined by his brother running back Aaron Green on the Nebraska football team, something he makes reference to at the beginning of the video.

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