Morning. Here’s a little bit of news that might have slipped through the cracks this month since it has to do with actual tangible college football accomplishments and not verbal commits from teenagers.
The 2019 College Football HOF ballot has been announced, and there’s another Aggie pass rushing guru on it.
Big mean Jacob Green!— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) June 14, 2018
One of the greatest pass rushers in CFB history is included on the 2019 @cfbhall of fame ballot.#AggieThrowback #12thMan pic.twitter.com/8TTf85kaN7
Green racked up 20 sacks in the 1979 season. The 20 sack club is one of the most exclusive in college football. Terrell Suggs notched 24 in 2002 for Arizona State. Nobody’s done it since.
Green made 134 tackles that same season. ONE HUNDRED. THIRTY-FOUR. Imagine Myles Garrett at his healthiest, performing well against a middle-of-the-road opponent. Tackling from sideline to sideline, getting after the QB, stuffing the run. Now imagine him doing it for eleven straight games. The Aggies went 6-5 that year, didn’t make a bowl. The nation’s best pass rusher that year was also averaging over 12 tackles per game.
He was a top-ten NFL Draft pick and had a long, distinguished pro career. Green got picked up by the Seahawks in the 1980 draft and played there for over a decade. Could be said he was an early ambassador for the 12th Man Brand™.
SEC BHM: Jacob Green, Texas A&M
In 1979, Jacob Green set the Texas A&M Football single-season sack record with 20.Posted by SEC Network on Monday, February 12, 2018
Green is also a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and now works as a vice president for the 12th Man Foundation.
In summary, Jacob Green dominated offensive lines in college, set school records, became a top ten draft pick, then an all-pro NFLer, then continued to work for Texas A&M University upon his retirement. Get this man in the HOF, or at least an invite to one of Coach Price’s defensive line cookouts.