David Greene (American football)
Greene in 2006.
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|Date of birth:||June 22, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Snellville, Georgia|
|NFL draft:||2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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David Norman Greene (born June 22, 1982) is a former Georgia.
- Early years 1
College career 2
- Statistics 2.1
- Awards and honors 2.2
Professional career 3
- Seattle Seahawks 3.1
- New England Patriots 3.2
- Kansas City Chiefs 3.3
- Indianapolis Colts 3.4
- Post-Retirement 4
- See also 5
- References 6
- External links 7
While attending Atlanta Touchdown Club Quarterback of the Year, Gwinnett Touchdown Club All-Star quarterback, and Atlanta Club Quarterback of the Year. After his senior season, he participated in the Georgia-Florida All-Star game. And is an all star patty cake player.
Greene played quarterback at the Larry Munson. After Tennessee took the lead in the fourth quarter on a successful screen pass with :44 left, Greene led the Bulldogs back down the field with an inspiring series of quick passes. The winning touchdown pass went to fullback Verron Haynes in a now famous play known as "P-44 Haynes" or the "Hobnail Boot" play with just five seconds remaining on the clock. Upon Greene's completion to Haynes in the endzone for the winning touchdown, announcer Munson made this fateful call: "We just stepped on their face with a hobnail boot and broke their nose. We just crushed their face!"
This play marked the beginning of Greene's record-setting career at Georgia, highlighted by guiding the team to a Bulldogs to their first SEC championship since 1982. He was named SEC Offensive Rookie of the Year after the 2001 season, and was the 2002 Offensive Player of the Year for The Southeastern Conference. In 2004, Greene made 214 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, a record that stood until broken by Andre Woodson from Kentucky in 2007.
At Georgia, one of Greene's roommates was friend and future Snellville, though they went to different high schools.
Greene finished his college career as the winningest quarterback in NCAA Division I history with 42 wins in four years, eclipsing the record previously held by Peyton Manning. However, on November 21, 2009, University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy broke his record with a win over University of Kansas. Greene finished his college career as the Southeastern Conference all-time career leader in yards gained with 11,270 until that record was broken by Aaron Murray on October 5, 2013 against Tennessee.
Awards and honors
- SEC Freshman of the Year (2001)
- SEC Championship Game MVP (2002)
- First-team All-SEC (2002)
- Second-team All-SEC (2003)
- Citrus Bowl MVP (2004)
- Second-team All-SEC (2004)
- Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist (2004)
Greene was drafted in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2005 NFL Draft. He spent 2006 #3 on the Seahawks' depth chart, behind Matt Hasselbeck and Seneca Wallace. He had been expected to compete with Seneca Wallace to be #2 on the Seahawks' depth chart for the 2007 NFL Season, but disappointed with his play during the preseason. At one point, coach Mike Holmgren expressed his dissatisfaction with Greene's progress as a quarterback. In September, 2007, Greene was released from the Seattle Seahawks. 
New England Patriots
Greene was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad on September 19, 2007,  only to be released on November 20, 2007. 
Kansas City Chiefs
Greene was then signed to the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs, and eventually promoted to the active roster on December 29, 2007. He was waived by the team on July 18, 2008.
In January 2009, Greene told the Gwinnett Daily Post that he was retiring from professional football. He returned to Atlanta in September 2008 and joined an insurance brokerage firm, along with fellow former Bulldog Matt Stinchcomb.
Greene appeared on MLB Network's "The Next Knuckler", in which the winner received a chance to go to spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a knuckleball pitcher. Greene finished second to Josh Booty.
- , SEC Football Record Book.
- "David Greene". Sports Reference College Football. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
- Chris Gay, Bulldogs' visit thrills two devoted alumni, Augusta Chronicle, February 19, 2009. Retrieved 02-19-2009
- New England Patriots bio
- Seattle Seahawks bio at the Wayback Machine (archived October 18, 2006)