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Hugh Green

Defensive End

Hugh Donell Green

Inducted 1996

Date of Birth



Natchez, MS


University of Pittsburgh (1977-1980)


Hugh Green played defensive end for Pittsburgh and in 1980 wrapped up the Lombardi/Rotary Award, given to the best college lineman of the year. Then came other awards which no defensive end had previously won: the Maxwell Award as the nation's best player; Walter Camp Foundation's Player of the Year; Sporting News Player of the Year. Green finished second in the voting for the Heisman, at the time the highest rank a defensive specialist has ever attained. Green was an consensus All-America choice three times, making it unanimously in 1979 and 1980. Even before he won all those honors in 1980, he picked up a big one in 1979. Street & Smith Magazine named him to its all-decade team, covering 1970-1979. Green followed his college career with a pro football term: 1981-1991 with Tampa Bay and Miami. When his football days ended, he returned to his home town of Natchez and operated a farm. Pittsburgh retired his jersey, No. 99.


Height 6'1

Weight 227

Career Highlights

  • 1980 Heisman - Second
  • 1980 Lombardi Award Winner
  • 1980 Maxwell Award Winner
  • 1980 Unanimous All-America
  • 1979 Unanimous All-America
  • 1978 Consensus All-America
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