Kenyon Green
No. 59 – Houston Texans
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (2001-03-15) March 15, 2001 (age 21)
Humble, Texas
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Atascocita (Humble)
College:Texas A&M (2019–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Kenyon Green (born March 15, 2001) is an American football guard for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. Green was drafted by the Texans in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school

Green grew up in Humble, Texas and attended Atascocita High School.[1] Green was rated a five-star recruit and originally committed to play college football at LSU during his sophomore year before decommitting as a junior and choosing to enroll at Texas A&M.[2][3]

College career

Green was named Texas A&M's starting right guard going into his freshman season.[4][5] He started all 13 of the team's games and was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team.[6] As a sophomore, Green moved to left guard and started all nine of the Aggies games and was named a first-team All-American by Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America and was a second-team selection by the Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association, and the Walter Camp Foundation, tying him with BYU's Brady Christensen for a consensus All-American selection.[7][8] He moved to offensive tackle for the 2021 season.[9]

As a junior, Green received first-team All-America honors from Sporting News,[10] the Associated Press,[11] CBS Sports,[12] and USA Today.[13] He was named a second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation,[14] The Athletic,[15] the American Football Coaches Association,[16] and the Football Writers Association of America.[17] He was also a finalist for the Lombardi Award, which was ultimately awarded to Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson.[18]

Green decided to forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the 2022 NFL Draft.[19]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+78 in
(1.93 m)
323 lb
(147 kg)
34+18 in
(0.87 m)
10+38 in
(0.26 m)
5.24 s 1.76 s 3.01 s 5.03 s 28.5 in
(0.72 m)
8 ft 6 in
(2.59 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[20][21][22]

Houston Texans

Green was selected with the 15th overall pick by the Houston Texans in the 2022 NFL Draft.

References

  1. ^ "As top recruit, Atascocita's Kenyon Green carries quiet confidence". Houston Chronicle. August 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "LSU in 5-star Texas offensive lineman Kenyon Green's top five". The Times-Picayune. July 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Zucker, Joseph (June 2, 2018). "5-Star OT Prospect Kenyon Green Commits to Texas A&M over Alabama, LSU, More". Bleacher Report.
  4. ^ Buchanan, Olin (August 19, 2019). "'If you're the best player, you play': Impressive freshman Kenyon Green in line to start opener for Texas A&M". The Athletic.
  5. ^ "True freshman Kenyon Green cracks A&M starting O-line". Houston Chronicle. August 22, 2019.
  6. ^ Wilson, John. "Aggie lineman Green learned a lot during freshman season in SEC". www.kbtx.com.
  7. ^ A, Texas; Information, M. Sports. "Texas A&M's Kenyon Green Named Sporting News First Team All-American". www.kbtx.com.
  8. ^ Tarpley, Jeff (January 8, 2021). "A&M OL Kenyon Green in rare air as consensus All-American". 247Sports. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  9. ^ Brent, Zwerneman. "No. 6 Texas A&M: Aggies rebuild their line, and Kenyon Green is a great place to start". HookEm.com. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  10. ^ "Sporting News 2021 College Football All-America Team".
  11. ^ "AP All-America team: Young and Tide lead with 3 1st teamers". Associated Press. December 13, 2021.
  12. ^ "2021 CBS Sports All-America team: SEC, Big Ten dominate list, combining for half of all selections".
  13. ^ "Alabama QB Bryce Young leads USA TODAY Sports 2021 All-America teams". USA Today.
  14. ^ "2021 Walter Camp All-America Teams, presented by 777 Partners – Walter Camp Football Foundation".
  15. ^ "College football All-America teams 2021: Aidan Hutchinson, Will Anderson, Kenneth Walker, Bryce Young lead season's best".
  16. ^ "Iowa State's Breece Hall and Alabama's Will Anderson Jr. Headline the 2021 AFCA FBS Coaches' All-America Teams - AFCA".
  17. ^ http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/news/2021/allamerica211210.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  18. ^ "FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: These 4 elite college football players will compete for the 2021 Rotary Lombardi Award". November 9, 2021.
  19. ^ "Texas A&M OL Kenyon Green, TE Jalen Wydermyer declare for NFL Draft".
  20. ^ "Kenyon Green Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 12, 2022.
  21. ^ "Kenyon Green, Texas AM, OG, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 12, 2022.
  22. ^ "Kenyon Green 2022 NFL Draft Profile". insider.espn.com. Retrieved April 28, 2022.