Former Cowboy Cornell Green Named AFC Scout of the Year
One of the underappreciated greats of the Dallas Cowboys is former cornerback and safety Cornell Green, who earned five trips to the Pro Bowl and three awards for All Pro. He helped to lead the Cowboys to their first Super Bowl title in 1971 before retiring after the 1974 season.
Green was one of Gil Brandt’s great finds, as Green did not play college football. He instead played basketball at Utah State University before signing with Dallas as a free agent. In his second season in 1963, he led the Cowboys with seven interceptions. He played cornerback until the 1970 season, when he moved to safety after Dallas acquired Herb Adderley from the Packers.
Green started scouting for the Cowboys in 1970, even before his playing career was finished. He has been a scout with the Broncos for the past 25 years.
On Monday, the Fritz Pollard Alliance announced that Green has been named AFC Scout of the Year. He will be honored in Indianapolis on February 25.
This is from the story linked above:
“Cornell is a vital part of our scouting department, and I’m thrilled that the Fritz Pollard Alliance is honoring him with this prestigious award,” Broncos general manager Brian Xanders said. “He is a winner who brings vast experience and wisdom to our scouting process. Cornell’s track record of success as both a player and talent evaluator in the NFL is a unique combination, and we’re fortunate to have him with the Denver Broncos.”
Below are Green’s career statistics, which are impressive:
Height: 6-3 Weight: 208 lbs.
Weighted Career AV (100-95-…): 97 (167th overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro