Allen Green

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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.

Allen Green
No. 61
Position:Punter / Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1938-02-15) February 15, 1938 (age 83)
Hanceville, Alabama
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Hanceville (AL)
College:Mississippi
NFL Draft:1961 / Round: 8 / Pick: 109
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:14
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Early yearsEdit

Green attended Hanceville High School before moving on to the University of Mississippi. He played as a center, but got an opportunity to start kicking field goals as a senior.

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.[1] Against Louisiana State University, he made another last second field goal (a career-high 41 yards) to tie the game 6-6.[2]

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.[3]

Professional careerEdit

New York GiantsEdit

Allen was selected the New York Giants in the eighth round (109th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft.[4]

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.[5][6]

Dallas CowboysEdit

In 1961, he was given the punting duties from Dave Sherer. He was also the starting kicker until Dick Bielski took over for the final five games.

He made a last second field goal in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, to earn the Cowboys first ever victory (27-24).[7][8] 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.[9]

On April 27, 1962, he was traded to the Green Bay Packers in a three-team deal, with the Cowboys acquiring safety Dick Nolan and the New York Giants obtaining a draft pick from the Packers.[10]

Green Bay PackersEdit

Green was waived by the Green Bay Packers on August 19, 1964.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mississippi's Allen Green Selected Lineman Of Week". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Green's Field Goals Give Ole Miss Tie". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "History of Rebel Football". Archived from the original on 2017-09-05. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Giants Sign 13 Out Of 16 Draft Picks". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Giants Land Redskin Ends". The Tuscaloosa News. July 6, 1961. p. 8. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Giants, Cowboys, Redskins In Deal". The Washington Observer. July 7, 1961. p. 17. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "The First Win, 1961". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Dallas Finally Wins One; Steelers Are The Victims". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Cowboys Rally To Nip The Giants". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "Three-Way Trade Set". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Todd to Giants". Retrieved February 3, 2018.