Eric Green was Liberty's first NCAA Division I Associated Press football All-American, earning second-team honors following a standout senior season at Liberty. He finished the year with 62 receptions, 905 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, becoming the first player in program history to record double-digit touchdown receptions in a season.
Green helped Liberty win its first six games of the 1989 season under fellow 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Head Coach Sam Rutigliano. He recorded the game-winning touchdown reception in Liberty's 25-24 win over Eastern Michigan in 1989, the program's first-ever win over an FBS opponent.
The native of Savannah, Ga., finished his career with five 100-yard receiving games. He was the first player in program history to play in the Hula Bowl and was the program's second Senior Bowl representative.
Green was the 21st overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The NFL Rookie of the Year finished his 10-year professional career with 362 career receptions, 4,390 career receiving yards and 36 career touchdowns. He was twice named to the NFL Pro Bowl (1993 and 1994).
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