Yatil Green
No. 87
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1973-11-25) November 25, 1973 (age 50)
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Columbia (Lake City, Florida)
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:18
Receiving yards:234
Receiving average:13.0
Player stats at NFL.com

Yatil Devon Green (born November 25, 1973) is a former professional American football player. A 6'2", 205 lbs. wide receiver from the University of Miami, he was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the first round (15th overall pick) of the 1997 NFL Draft, as Miami saw him as a much-needed speed receiver to add to a solid but unspectacular group of possession wideouts.[1] He was represented by Miami-based sports agent, Drew Rosenhaus.[2]

However, on the first day of training camp, Green tore his quadriceps muscles, anterior cruciate ligament and cartilage in his right knee.[3] Green came back the next year with Miami again pinning all of the team's downfield threat hopes on him (they did not draft, trade for, or sign any receivers with any downfield speed during the 1998 offseason), but again tore the same ACL in training camp.[4] In his third and only season playing, 1999, he played in 9 games catching 18 passes for 234 yards and no touchdowns. After three years and a total of 10 surgeries on his right knee, he was cut by the Dolphins after the 1999 year. Green would be signed by the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders before the 2000 and 2001 seasons, but he made no receptions during his brief regular season tenure in New York before being released and was cut the Raiders after an unimpressive preseason. He never played in the NFL again.

References

  1. ^ "1997 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-03-30.
  2. ^ "HOMETOWN HEROES FARE WELL". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2022-07-01.
  3. ^ Green out for season
  4. ^ Dolphin's Yatil Green lost for season again