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J.J. Green
J.J.  Green
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Kingsland, Ga.

High School:
Camden County

Last College:
Georgia

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 188

Position:
AB


03/16/2018

Georgia Tech Football Holds 2018 Pro Day

14 former Yellow Jackets work out in front of reps from 23 professional football teams

03/14/2018

Georgia Tech Football to Hold Pro Day on Friday

14 former Yellow Jackets to perform for pro football personnel

10/14/2017

Jackets Drop Heartbreaker to No. 11/10 Miami (Fla.), 25-24

Miracle reception on fourth-and-10 leads to Georgia Tech football's second one-point loss of the season

09/21/2017

Inside The Chart: Greener Pastures

How J.J. Green found redemption with Georgia Tech football -- and how the senior found a new way to pay homage to his alma mater this offseason

09/09/2017

Jackets Race Past Jacksonville State, 37-10

Georgia Tech football scores 21 points off three turnovers and cruises to home-opening win

10/21/2017

Georgia Tech vs. Wake Forest (photos by Danny Karnik and Austin Foote)

Georgia Tech football takes on Wake Forest on October 21st, 2017.

10/14/2017

Georgia Tech vs. Miami

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech vs. Miami

09/09/2017

USATSI Gallery - Jacksonville State @ Georgia Tech

USATSI Gallery - Jacksonville State @ Georgia Tech

09/04/2017

Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee (USATSI)

The Yellow Jackets open 2017 on Labor Day against the Volunteers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic.

10/08/2016

USATSI Gallery - Georgia Tech @ Pittsburgh

USATSI Gallery - Georgia Tech @ Pittsburgh

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 Rivals.com ... 247Sports.com 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.


CAREER HIGHS (at Tech)
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