For today’s installment of “Where are they now?”, we are going to the defensive backfield of the 1990’s. He was here through many of the lean years, and remained to see it turn around in the late 1990s, before leaving for New England in 2002. Many of you interact with him through Twitter at @VictorGreen21, but whether you do or you don’t, he created memories during his time with the Gang Green.
We are looking today at #21, safety Victor Green.
It actually fits to talk about Victor Green today, as we have been talking about the UDFAs, since Victor was an undrafted free agent himself. Out of the University of Akron, Victor signed on with the New York Jets as a UDFA, making his debut in 1993.
He cracked the starting lineup in 1995, starting every game except for four, from 1995-2001. Here are his career stats, from NFL.com
|2003||New Orleans Saints||13||1||25||22||3||0.0||–||2||0||24||0.0||24||0||2|
|2002||New England Patriots||16||5||88||65||23||0.0||0||2||1||90||90.0||90T||1||4|
|2001||New York Jets||16||16||87||56||31||0.0||0||1||3||76||25.3||63T||1||1|
|2000||New York Jets||16||16||–||–||–||0.0||0||0||6||144||24.0||43||1||0|
|1999||New York Jets||16||16||–||–||–||0.0||–||0||5||92||18.4||32||0||0|
|1998||New York Jets||16||16||–||–||–||1.0||–||0||4||99||24.8||87||0||0|
|1997||New York Jets||16||16||–||–||–||1.0||–||0||3||89||29.7||39||0||0|
|1996||New York Jets||16||16||–||–||–||2.0||–||0||2||27||13.5||18||0||0|
|1995||New York Jets||16||12||–||–||–||2.0||–||0||1||2||2.0||2||0||0|
|1994||New York Jets||16||0||–||–||–||1.0||–||0||–||–||0.0||–||–||0|
|1993||New York Jets||11||0||–||–||–||0.0||–||0||–||–||0.0||–||–||0|
A particularly memorable game in Green’s career was week 4 of the 1999 season, when the Jets faced the Broncos in a rematch of the previous season’s AFC title game. He posted 2 picks that day, helping the Jets to a 21-13 win. In week 7 of the 2000 season, on the road in New England, Green again posted 2 INTs including a 21 yard pick six, aiding the Jets to a 34-17 win over their arch rivals.
Victor signed with the Jets in April of 2006 so he could return to where it all began, and end his career where it began, with the New York Jets. The Jets placed him on the four decade team.
These days, aside from interacting with us Jets’ fans as noted above, he is the a partner and owner of Class Act Sports. These guys are unique in that they take the classy athletes and take a look at what they do off the field as well as on. Green and his partner say it well enough, so I present you info right from their page:
Class Act Sports, LLC is a unique sports media company that focuses on going “Beyond the Game” and “Behind the Scenes” to give fans and viewers an inside look at “Class Act” athletes on and off the field. Our creative team of quality professionals has extensive experience covering athletes, sporting and charitable events, and provides in-depth, up-close and personal interviews. Our amazing production team creates professional videos, and our equally innovative design and graphics team will seamlessly integrate your brand into our already-outstanding content.
Founder Jared Ginsberg created the Long Island based company in 2009, aiming to surpass typical websites by designing a brand of coverage which goes above and beyond the industry standards. Class Act Sports also joined forces with former NFL safety Victor Green, who spent nine of his eleven years in the league with the New York Jets. Green maintains relationships with players and personnel throughout the NFL, creating a unique perspective for the company along with the ability to gain access to exclusive events and interviews. Throughout 2010 and 2012, Class Act Sports has maintained a presence at major sporting events such as the NCAA Tournament, NFL Combine, NFL Draft, and Super Bowl. In addition to marquee happenings, we conduct one-on-one interviews with players, coaches, and executives, while attending player-hosted charity events and more, creating a blend of content which is versatile and fresh.
Some great work being done by a terrific former Jet. #21, the safety, Victor Green.