|Occupation(s)||Sports commentator, attorney, author, former linebacker|
|Position:||Linebacker / Defensive end|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||249 lb (113 kg)|
|High school:||Liverpool (NY)|
|NFL Draft:||1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Timothy John Green (born December 16, 1963) is a retired professional American football player, a radio and television personality, and a best-selling author. He was a linebacker and defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, a commentator for National Public Radio, and the former host of the 2005 revival of A Current Affair produced by 20th Television. In November 2018, Green announced that he was diagnosed with ALS.
Green graduated from Liverpool High School in 1982 and attended nearby Syracuse University. He graduated summa cum laude in 1986, and from SU's College of Law in 1994. He was named a two-time Academic All-American. Green was a first-round selection in the 1986 NFL Draft, taken 17th overall by the Atlanta Falcons. Green would play for eight seasons with the Falcons before retiring after the 1993 season.
In 1985, Green was a contestant in the Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship.
Following his eight-year playing career, Green began his career in broadcasting. Serving as a commentator for the NFL on Fox, Comedy Central's BattleBots and in NPR before moving on to host the brief 2005 revival of A Current Affair and later on the American version of the Australian show Find My Family with Lisa Joyner in 2009.
In December 2011, Green was named a winner of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, given annually to six former NCAA student-athletes for distinguished career accomplishment on the 25th anniversary of their college graduation.
Since his retirement from football, Green had written nearly fourty novels ranging from adult suspense to youth sports. His youth sports series in particular would become his best selling works as an author, with many of his works reaching the The New York Times best-seller list of children's chapter books. He serves on the National Writer's Project Writing Council
As an attorney, Green has been counsel with the law firm Barclay Damon LLP in New York State since February 1999. He has assisted in growing and developing the firm's client base, focusing on energy and intellectual property. In May 2014, Green partnered with former Assistant District Attorney Scott Brenneck. Their firm, Team Green Lawyers, PLLC, is composed of former prosecutors that are now working privately and offering criminal defense services.
Green owns $26 million worth of apartment complexes in central New York as well as buildings in Vernon, Utica, and Plattsburgh, New York. They are managed by a company, Green National, that he owns with his son. The largest building, Skyline Apartments in Syracuse, New York, is a 12-story 364-unit building which has become the source of local controversy, having been cited for numerous code violations as well as security and accessibility concerns. In March 2021, a woman was murdered in the building, and local police said they were "frustrated with the efforts of management" at the building, which tenants say has worsened since the Greens took over.
Green lives in upstate New York with his wife, Illyssa, five children, and three dogs.
Green was diagnosed with a slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2016, a diagnosis he wouldn't reveal publically until November 14th, 2018 in a Facebook post. He was featured on the November 18th editon of 60 Minutes and the NFL on Fox's Thanksgiving broadcast on November 22, discussing his life and struggles with the disease.