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#28 J.J. Green

J.J. Green - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year RS Senior
Height 5-9
Weight 188
Hometown Kingsland, Ga.
Last School Camden County
Last College Georgia
Height / Weight 5-9 / 188
J.J. Green - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2017 (Redshirt Senior, Georgia Tech): Appeared in 10 games with two starts at A-back (Oct. 28 at Clemson and Nov. 4 at Virginia) … Averaged 7.4 yards per rush (156 yds. on 21 carries) and 10.0 yards per reception (30 yds. on three catches) … Scored four touchdowns on just 26 touches … Ranked second on the team with two touchdown receptions … Opened the season with one rush for 36 yards against Tennessee (Sept. 4) … had an 11-yard run and a 10-yard touchdown catch in home-opening win over Jacksonville State (Sept. 9) … Ran for a season-high 38 yards on just five carries against Pitt (Sept. 23) … scored on a five-yard run and a three-yard catch in heartbreaking loss at No. 10/11 Miami (Oct. 14) … Ran for 33 yards on just two carries, including a three-yard touchdown, at Duke (Nov. 18).

2016 (Redshirt Junior, Georgia Tech): Appeared in 11 games with 10 starts at A-back … Missed two games due to injury (Nov. 5 at North Carolina and Nov. 12 at Virginia Tech) … Ranked seventh on team with 154 rushing yards and fifth with 539 all-purpose yards … Ranked third on the squad with 6.2 yards per rush (min. 20 carries) … Ranked fifth in ACC in kick-return average (24.6 ypr) … Rushed for 23 yards on two carries (11.5 avg.) against Vanderbilt (Sept. 17) … Ran five times for a season-high 40 yards (8.0 avg.) and caught one pass for 11 yards against Miami (Oct. 1) … Amassed 177 all-purpose yards (26 rushing, 151 return) and scored two touchdowns on a 96-yard kickoff return and a 10-yard run at Pittsburgh (Oct. 8) … The 96-yard kick return at Pitt was the first kickoff returned for a touchdown by a Georgia Tech player since Jamal Golden’s 100-yard return versus North Carolina on Nov. 10, 2012 … Rushed five times for 31 yards (6.2 avg.) and caught an 11-yard pass in win over former team, Georgia (Nov. 26) … Carried twice for 20 yards (an 11-yarder and a nine-yarder) in TaxSlayer Bowl victory over Kentucky (Dec. 31) … Did not return any kicks after sustaining an injury during a kickoff return versus Duke (Oct. 29).

2015 (Junior, Georgia Tech): Transferred to Georgia Tech in January 2015 … Participated in spring drills … Sat out 2015 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.

2014 (Sophomore, Georgia): Moved to strong safety … Made nine tackles in eight games.

2013 (True Freshman, Georgia): Appeared in 13 games, making two starts … Finished season second on team in rushing with 384 yards and three touchdowns on 68 carries, and had 12 catches for 104 yards … Led team with 168 kickoff return yards … Rushed 12 times for 87 yards, including career-long 57 yard run, and caught five passes for 42 yards in first-career start vs. No. 25 Missouri … Named Athlon Sports Freshman of the Week after rushing for 129 yards on 17 carries at Tennessee with first and second string tailbacks out with injuries … Carried two times for 40 yards and a touchdown vs. North Texas.

High School: Played for head coach Jeff Heron at Camden County H.S. …PrepStar all-Southeast Region … Member of Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2012 Super 11 and Class AAAAAA all-state first-team … Named to 2012 Georgia Sports Writers Association all-state Class AAAAAA first-team offense … Fox Sports NEXT three-star prospect, No. 72 CB in the country … 50th-ranked athlete in country and No. 47 prospect in state of Georgia by three-star player, No. 30 CB in the country, No. 27 player in Georgia … ESPN three-star prospect ranked No. 32 LB in country and No. 57 ranked prospect in Georgia … Helped lead Camden County to quarterfinals of GHSA playoffs where they lost to eventual state champion Norcross … Recorded 39 tackles, three interceptions, one sack, 919 rushing yards and 16 total touchdowns as senior.

Personal: Full name is Lajyrise J. Green … Mother is Tracolya … Born June 22, 1995 in St. Mary’s, Ga. … Has one older sister, Breona … Graduated from Georgia Tech in May 2017 with bachelor’s degree in history, technology and society … One of three Georgia Tech football student-athletes that played in 2017 while already holding a bachelor’s degree (joining Corey Griffin and Matthew Jordan) … Member of ACC academic honor roll.

Rushing Attempts: 6 at No. 11/10 Miami, Oct. 14, 2017
Rushing Yards: 40 yards vs. No. 14 Miami, Oct. 1, 2016
Rushing Touchdowns: 1, three times – last at Duke, Nov. 18, 2017
Longest Rush: 36 yards vs. No. 25/24 Tennessee, Sept. 4, 2017
Receptions: 1, six times – last vs. Wake Forest, Oct. 21, 2017
Receiving Yards: 18 yards vs. Duke, Oct. 29, 2016
Touchdown Receptions: 1, twice – last at No. 11/10 Miami, Oct. 14, 2017
Longest Reception: 18 yards vs. Duke, Oct. 29, 2016
Kickoff Returns: 4 at Pittsburgh, Oct. 8, 2016
Kickoff Return Yards: 151 yards at Pittsburgh, Oct. 8, 2016
Longest Kick Return: 96 yards at Pittsburgh, Oct. 8, 2016
Touchdown Returns: 1 at Pittsburgh, Oct. 8, 2016

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