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Friday January 23, 2009

As one Bulldog quarterback prepares to enter the NFL, another has decided that his professional football days are over. The Albany Herald is reporting that David Greene has decided to retire. Greene was offered an opportunity to try out for the New York Giants but declined. “In my own heart,” he said, “I knew it was time for me to kind of move on.”

Though his pro career never really got off the ground, Bulldog fans will remember him for these accomplishments:

At Georgia, Greene started all four years (2001-04) and is NCAA FBS’ winningest quarterback with 42 wins in 52 consecutive starts. His career statistics for the Bulldogs were school records of 11,528 passing yards and 72 touchdowns and was the SEC’s 2001 Offensive Rookie of the year and 2002 Offensive Player of the Year. He also made a conference record of 214 consecutive pass attempts without an interception.

But what really sets Greene apart among Bulldog greats can be summed up in two plays.

Greene plans to settle in Gwinnett County with his wife and young son and work in the insurance field.

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  • We’ll never have a Dawg QB any cooler under pressure than “The Lefty From Atlanta”! I hope he was in the NFL long enough to get vested in their pension plan.(?).

  • You know what’s great about that first clip? Is remembering how awesome Michael Johnson was that night. As I recall, Johnson was filling in for an injured T. Edwards and performed brilliantly. Something about those blue uni’s brought out the best in him (recall his great game the following yr vs. the Chickens in Sanford).

    And one more thing – love the end where Johnson is clutching the ball he caught, proceeds down the sideline, gives it to Eason and promptly lays a big hug on him. Great moment all around.

  • By the way….who was that sideline photographer on the Auburn video that couldn’t get his camera up in time? He looks very familiar….just saying..

  • Dawg93-

    Auburn was the only team we faced those 2 years who never played press coverage on the outside. That’s why Johnson, whose weakness was getting off the line against tight coverage, was able to thrive against the Tigers.

    When I watch the clip from which I take my s/n, these are the names I see:

    David Greene
    Verron Haynes
    George Foster
    Ben Watson
    Jon Stinchcomb

    Boy, that team was loaded.