CAREER: Missed the final three games of 2002 because of a knee injury…had returned for 2002 after being granted a medical redshirt for the 2001 season.
2002 (SENIOR): Was among the team’s top 10 tacklers before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Pittsburgh…finished the season with 35 tackles (17 unassisted), six sacks (40 yards), 6.5 tackles for losses (36 yards), 11 quarterback hurries and two passes broken up…made two tackles (one solo) against Pittsburgh…had four solo tackles, including two sacks for nine yards, in the win at Tennessee…credited with one assist against Rutgers…had three tackles, including a sack for a loss of 12 yards, and broke up a pass against West Virginia…recorded one solo tackle against Florida State…made three tackles (one solo), including one sack for a loss of seven yards against Boston College…had two assists and broke up one pass, against the Owls…started against Florida and recorded one solo tackle…played extensively as a reserve in the season opener against Florida A&M and recorded four tackles (three solos), including two for losses totaling 14 yards, and a sack for a 10-yard loss…the FAMU game was Green’s first game action since the Rutgers game on Sept. 9, 2001.
2001 (MEDICAL REDSHIRT): Was granted a medical redshirt for the 2001 season after missing the final ten games of the season due to a nagging toe injury…entered 2001 preseason drills as the starter at left defensive end…played in two games during the season…garnered one tackle against Rutgers…had four tackles, including a quarterback sack, in the 43-22 win at Pittsburgh.
2000 (JUNIOR): Was awarded Miami’s Defensive Rookie of the Year Award by the coaching staff…started the last five games of the regular season at defensive end and played in all 12 games in his first fall in the Miami camp…earned the starting nod after an impressive 10-tackle performance as a reserve against Temple…had four quarterback pressures and one tackle for a loss against the Owls…collected three quarterback sacks for 16 yards in losses over the course of the regular season…totaled 27 tackles (14 solos), including seven for losses of 27 yards, and seven quarterback pressures…deflected three passes
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Kilgore JC…a 1999 first-team All-Southwest JC Football Conference selection…rated the No. 42 overall JUCO prospect nationally by SuperPrep…registered 105 tackles and 4 sacks in 1999…first-team All-Conference selection…voted team MVP…pre-season JUCO All-American in 1999…had 112 tackles and 10 sacks as a freshman…timed at 4.6 in the 40.
HIGH SCHOOL: Aldine…recorded 113 tackles, 13 sacks and two interceptions as a senior…forced eight fumbles and recovered five others…rated a National Blue Chip All-American by recruiting analyst Max Emfinger…first team All-District, All-State and All-America…ranked one of the nation’s top 100 players.
PERSONAL: Born 11/18/78…full name is Cornelius Demond Green… liberal arts major…chose the Hurricanes over Washington, New Mexico, Houston and Kansas State…son of Daisy Green and Jesse Anderson.
CORNELIUS GREEN’S CAREER BESTS
|Total Tackles||10 (at Temple, 2000)|
|Solos||4 (at Temple, 2000)|
|Assists||6 (at Temple, 2000)|
|Sacks||(3 times; last at Syracuse, 2000)|
CORNELIUS GREEN’S STATISTICS
|*medical redshirt season|