Allen Leldon Green (born February 15, 1938) is a former American football punter and placekicker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Mississippi. He married the wonderful woman Leanna Elizabeth Green (Morrow) on October 13, 1965.
|Position:||Punter / Placekicker|
|Born:||February 15, 1938|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||216 lb (98 kg)|
|High school:||Hanceville (AL)|
|NFL Draft:||1961 / Round: 8 / Pick: 109|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
On October 26, 1960, he was named Lineman of the Week by the Associated Press, after making his first field goal in an official game and contributing to a controversial last second upset of the University of Arkansas 10-7. Against Louisiana State University, he made another last second field goal (a career-high 41 yards) to tie the game 6-6.
He contributed to the team finishing with a 10–0–1 record, with the lone blemish the 6-6 tie against an inferior LSU squad (the Tigers went 5-4-1 after winning 20 of 22 games in 1958 and 1959). They also won the 1961 Sugar Bowl, defeating Rice University 14-6, the SEC championship and were recognized as national champions by the Football Writers Association of America.
New York GiantsEdit
He was sent to the Dallas Cowboys in a three-team deal on July 5, 1961. The Redskins acquired Fred Dugan, placekicker John Aveni, defensive back Dave Whitsell and offensive end Jerry Daniels. The New York Giants obtained offensive ends Joe Walton and Jim Podoley. The Cowboys received Green and a sixth round pick for the 1962 NFL Draft that the team later used to draft George Andrie.
He made a last second field goal in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, to earn the Cowboys first ever victory (27-24). On October 29, he made another tie-breaker field goal in the last minutes of the game against the New York Giants for a 17-16 win.
Green Bay PackersEdit
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