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Jarvis Green (born January 12, 1979 in ) is an American football defensive end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State.

Early years

Green grew up in Donaldsonville, Louisianamarker and attended Donaldsonville High School, where he was a Class 3A defensive MVP.

College career

Green played college football at Louisiana State Universitymarker, where he ranks fourth on the school’s all-time sack list with 20 sacks for 123 yards. In 1998, Green set an LSU freshman record with eight sacks for 46 yards, starting 10 games at defensive end. As a sophomore in 1999, Green had seven sacks and 51 tackles. In 2000, Green had 31 tackles and one sack in eight games started. In his senior season in 2001, Green was voted a second-team All-SEC selection after picking up 52 tackles and leading the team with four sacks.

Professional career

New England Patriots

Green was drafted in the fourth round (126th overall) by the New England Patriots in the 2002 NFL Draft. In his rookie campaign in 2002, Green recorded 2.5 sacks and started four games. In 2003, Green started seven games and had two sacks; in the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts, Green set career highs with 2.5 sacks and six tackles. Green played in all 16 games in 2004 for the Patriots, starting all three playoff games, including Super Bowl XXXIX. He finished the season with a four sacks. In August 2005, Green was signed to a five-year contract extension by the Patriots; he would go on to post 2.5 sacks while starting five games during the 2005 season.

Green would continue to see limited starting time in 2006, filling in for an injured Richard Seymour. Green set a career-high in 2006 with 7.5 sacks and two passes defensed. With Seymour injured again in 2007, Green would start 10 games and pick up 6.5 sacks, plus a career-high 39 tackles. Green himself missed time in 2008 with an ankle injury, but still managed to play in 14 games and record two sacks.

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