Andrew Green Profile
Height/Weight: 6-foot, 195 pounds
High School: Madison (Tex.)
Green started 12 contests, recording 50 tackles, three pass breakups, and one sack. He was part of a secondary that could have been considered one of the best in the country last year, ranking first in opponent pass completion percentage, and in the top ten in yards allowed and efficiency.
His best game statistically came against Iowa, when he was called upon to help a front seven stop the run in very windy conditions. Green recorded eight tackles, one better than his previous career high seven against UCLA earlier in the season.
Green is healthy, which is more than he could have said this spring, when he sat out of practices with a shoulder injury. The senior was cleared in the beginning of the summer, perfect timing for someone needing to work on a new position.
During Big Ten Media Days, head coach Bo Pelini informed the media Green would be getting some work at safety.
“They asked me how I would feel about playing safety and I told them whatever helps the team,” said the Texas native. “I have been getting reps at safety and corner this summer and it’s been helpful. I feel comfortable right now, but I have a lot to learn during camp.”
Green, who has 22 starts to his name in a Nebraska uniform, isn’t a stranger to the safety position. He mostly played there in high school before heading north to Lincoln.
“I have to get used to playing that far off the scrimmage again, but it’s coming around,” said Green, who was asked if we could see him playing the spot in known passing situations. “I’m not really sure what they are thinking, but I’m going with the flow and trying to do what they expect me.”
Green is often forgot about when talking about the secondary depth chart, but shouldn’t be a guy slept on. It’s trendy to talk about and up-and-comer like Jonathan Rose or the mysterious Mo Seisay, but Green has plenty of experience – his defensive awareness should be higher than most.
How he ended up in Lincoln
Green starred at San Antonio’s James Madison High School where he recorded 56 tackles, 10 pass breakups, and recovered a fumble as a senior. These stats earned him second-team all-area honors from the San Antonio Express-News.
Green chose Nebraska over a handful of other schools like Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
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