Andrew Greene

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Andrew Greene
Born: (1969-09-24) September 24, 1969 (age 51)
Kingston, Jamaica
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status National
Position(s) G/OT
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight315 lb (143 kg)
College Indiana
High school Pickering
CFL draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18
Drafted by Saskatchewan Roughriders
NFL draft 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53
Drafted by Miami Dolphins
Career history
As player
1995 Miami Dolphins
1997 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1998 Jacksonville Jaguars*
1998 Seattle Seahawks
20002006 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2007 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2008 Toronto Argonauts
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2000, 20032005
CFL West All-Star 2000, 2001, 20032005
Awards2000 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
2003 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
2003 CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award

Andrew Greene (born September 24, 1969, in Kingston, Jamaica) is a former professional Canadian football offensive tackle. Greene, a nine-year Canadian Football League veteran, has spent much of his career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The four-time CFL all-star was named the league's top offensive lineman in 2003.

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High school years

At Pickering High School in Ajax, Ontario, Greene lettered in football, basketball, rugby, and track & field.

College years

At Indiana University Bloomington, Greene was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter. He was named twice named "Indiana's Outstanding Offensive Lineman", and as a senior, also won first team All-Big Ten Conference honors and was a second team All-American.

Professional career

Greene joined the Roughriders in 1997 after spending time with the Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. He has appeared in 116 regular season games, nine playoff games and one Grey Cup. On February 21, 2007, Greene signed as a free agent with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, starting all 18 games for them. He even went on to play for the Bombers in the 95th Grey Cup in Toronto, only to lose to his former team, the Roughriders. On September 17, 2008, Greene signed with the Toronto Argonauts and was assigned to their practice roster. At the time of his signing, he became the oldest active player in the CFL.

On January 26, 2009, Greene was released by the Argonauts.

On May 25, 2009 the Saskatchewan Roughriders signed Greene after which he promptly announced his retirement showing his desire to retire as a Roughrider. Saskatchewan Roughrider Club President/CEO Jim Hopson stated, "When a player such as Andrew wants to end a long successful career in Green and White, we gladly do our part to help. It's our way of showing appreciation for all the years of dedication and hard work he put into this organization."

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