The stat sheet: Darrell Green

The stat sheet: Darrell Green

Chuck O’Donnell

2002

The final season of the 42-year-old Green’s NFL career. The cornerback came into the NFL with the Washington Redskins in 1983.

20

The number of seasons Green spent with the Skins, tying the NFL record for the most seasons with the same team.

1

Green’s ranking in Redskins history in interceptions, interceptions returned for a touchdown, games played, and games started.

119

The number of consecutive starts Green made during one stretch of his career.

4

The number of times Green intercepted Randall Cunningham, the most he had off of one quarterback.

100

The number of minutes it took surgeons to operate on Green’s left wrist after he dislocated it in 1989.

4.2

The number of seconds it took Green to run a 40-yard dash when he was 40 years old.

7

The number of yards he returned his first interception, off of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Bill Kenney on September 18, 1983.

3

The number of interceptions Green had in his biggest single-game output, on November 15, 1987, against Chuck Long and the Detroit Lions.

3

The age of Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot when Washington drafted Green.

27

The number of players selected before Green in the 1983 draft.

$5.99

The price of a Darrell Green bobblehead doll at Washington-area McDonald’s restaurants this season.

7

The number of times Green was named to the Pro Bowl.

5

The number of picks Green had in 1984, ’86, and ’91, his most prolific seasons.

The number of players in the NFL in 2002 who were older than Green.

61

The number of yards Green returned a punt the first time he ever touched a football in the NFL, in an exhibition game in 1983 against the Atlanta Falcons.

37

Green’s age when he became the oldest player to return an interception for a touchdown, in 1997.

4

The number of consecutive seasons Green returned an interception for a touchdown (1994-97).

5

The number of interceptions Green had in the postseason, including one in the Super Bowl.

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