Monday, May 30, 2016

1977 Profile: Donnie Green

Offensive Tackle
No. 74
"Green started 11 games in 1976 in played in all 14 after sitting out the preseason with contractual difficulties. He reported to the Bills the day before the opening regular season game, and played in the first game against Miami.
He started every game at tackle in 1975 and had perhaps the best season of his career after reporting to training camp 20 pounds lighter than ever. Donnie missed four starts in 1974 due to an appendectomy, but has been a starter for six straight seasons with Buffalo, longer than any other offensive lineman. He was the unlikely receiver of a deflected pass against Miami in 1974 (no gain). He's one of the biggest men on the Buffalo roster.
Green was listed as honorable mention on AP and UPI's 1970 college All-America teams. He was captain of the Purdue squad as a senior and won an invitation to the American Bowl game in Tampa. Donnie once set a Boilermaker freshman record in the shot put with a throw of 49-7.
He took a physical education course at Purdue and is interested in social work. One of his hobbies is singing."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Guide

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