Adriel Jeremiah Green, usually known as A.J. Green, was born in Summerville, South Carolina on July 31, 1988. A wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, he was selected for the Pro Bowl at the end of each of his first three seasons in the NFL.
After attending Summerville High School, Green generated a strong reputation during his time with the Summerville Green Wave, receiving All-State honors four times. In total, he registered 5,373 receiving yards throughout his high school career, which places him second in the all-time rankings for receiving yards in the National Federation of High Schools. Sports Illustrated ranked him as the number one recruiting prospect in the class of 2008, while most other sources ranked him inside the top 10, nationally.
Having committed to the University of Georgia back in 2006, Green officially signed with the Georgia Bulldogs football program in 2008 and set several school freshman records in his first season. At the end of the season, he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year by coaches. In the 2010 season, Green was able to total 57 catches for 848 yards and 9 touchdowns, despite missing the first four games of the season through suspension.
In the 2011 NFL Draft, Green was selected in the first round, as the fourth overall pick, by the Cincinnati Bengals. He went on to enjoy an impressive rookie season, in which he recorded four 100 yard games. Green's total of 65 receptions fell just short of the franchise record for a rookie, but he set a new rookie record for receiving yards, with 1,057. As the season concluded, he was named to the Pro Bowl, becoming the first rookie receiver to appear in the game in almost ten years.
Green continued to improve in 2012 and recorded a total of five 100 yard games and registered 1,350 yards receiving over the full season. Then, in 2013, he registered a career-best 98 receptions and 1,426 yards receiving. His performances in both 2012 and 2013 were rewarded with further Pro Bowl selections. In addition, Green's combined 2011, 2012 and 2013 total of 260 receptions is an all-time NFL record for any player in their first three seasons as a pro.
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