Justin Green
Justin Green


Louisville, Ky.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195





Four Illini Seniors Headed to All-Star Games

Buchanan and Thornton to Senior Bowl, Hawthorne to Shrine Game, Green to All-Star Classic


Seniors, Award Winners Honored at Annual Banquet

Pocic, Williams Voted 2012 Captains


Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


Illinois vs. Purdue

Illinois vs. Purdue @ Memorial Stadium Nov. 17, 2012.


2012 Illinois Football Seniors

Individual and group photos of the 20 2012 Illinois Football Seniors.


Illinois vs. Indiana

Illinois vs. Indiana 10/27/2012 @ Memorial Stadium


2012 Orange and Blue Spring Game

Photos from the 2012 Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 14, 2012 (photos by Mark Jones)


Illinois Football vs. Purdue- AP photos



  • Made 29 career starts over the last three seasons
  • Was a running back in 2009 as a freshman before moving to the secondary for his final three seasons.
  • High School track star was one of the fastest members of the team.
  • Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
    2012 - Senior: Played in all 12 games, making 11 starts at cornerback ... Had 36 tackles and six PBUs on the season ... Returned five kickoffs for an average of 23.6 yards, including a long of 43 ... Made six tackles and recorded three kickoff returns for a total of 89 yards, including a career-long 43-yarder, against Purdue ... Broke up a pass and made four tackles against Minnesota ... Registered three tackles and two PBUs at Ohio State ... Recorded one tackle and one PBU against Indiana ... Registered four tackles and broke up two passes at Michigan while also recording 15 yards on a kick return, his first of the season ... Recorded three tackles at Wisconsin ... Registered four tackles against Penn State ... Made two tackles against Louisiana Tech ... Recorded six tackles in season-opening win over Western Michigan.

    2011 - Junior: Played in all 13 games, making five starts ... Had 35 tackles and three PBUs on the season ... Posted five tackles against Wisconsin ... Recorded four tackles against Michigan ... Posted three tackles and two PBUs against Penn State ... Started and recorded three tackles against Ohio State ... Posted five tackles against Western Michigan ... Started and posted a season-high six tackles and one PBU in win over Arizona State ... Had four tackles and recovered a fumble against Arkansas State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2010 - Sophomore: Moved to cornerback two weeks before the 2010 season after spending freshman year as a running back ... Started all 13 games and was seventh on the team with 55 tackles ... Also had four PBUs, a half-TFL, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on the season ... Had five tackles, including four solos, in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Posted a career-best 10 tackles, including six solos and a half-TFL against Minnesota ... Tallied two solo tackles and had first career fumble recovery at Michigan ... Had two solo tackles and his first career forced fumble in victory over Purdue ... Recorded eight tackles and two PBUs in victory over Northern Illinois ... Posted five tackles and one PBU and also returned first kick for 19 yards in win over Southern Illinois ... Started at cornerback in the season-opener against Missouri, tallying six tackles and registering one PBU ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2009 - Freshman: Played in all 12 games at running back and on special teams ... Rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries on the season ... Had a career-best eight carries for 25 yards and caught one pass for five yards against No. 5 Cincinnati ... Had a two-yard touchdown run in Illinois' win over Minnesota ... Rushed for 56 yards on seven carries against Illinois State, scoring his first career touchdown ... Made his college debut against Missouri with one carry and one reception.

    High School: Ranked No. 82 on the top-100 list ... Ranked No. 83 on PrepStar's Dream Team ... Helped lead high school to the 6A semifinals in 2008 ... Recorded 155 carries for 1,069 yards, while also catching 18 passes for 272 yards in 2008 ... Scored 21 touchdowns as a senior ... Named to the EA Sports All-America team ... SuperPrep All-American ... Named first-team All-State by the Associated Press ... Ranked the top player in the state of Kentucky by ESPNU ... Posted 2,000 all-purpose yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior ... Rated the No. 1 player in the state of Kentucky by SuperPrep ... Listed as the 19th-best athlete in the nation by ESPNU ... Earned second-team All-America honors by MaxPreps ... Played in the U.S. Army All-American game ... A four-star recruit by and ... Listed on the Mobile Press Register's Super Southeast 120 team ... Named to the Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern team ... Rated the ninth-best cornerback nationally by ... Ranked the 23rd-best cornerback by ... Timed at a 4.4 40-yard dash ... Two-time Kentucky state champion in the 100 meters with a 10.6 performance ... Also won the 200-meter dash as a junior with a 22.0 mark ... High school coach was Bob Redman.

    Personal: Born on Feb. 26, 1991 ... Son of William and Linda Green ... Majoring in sport management ... Brother, Marcus, played defensive line at Ohio State from 2002-05 ... Chose Illinois over Ohio State, Alabama, Kentucky and Clemson.

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    Tackles: 10 vs. Minnesota, 11/13/10
    Solos: 6 vs. Minnesota, 11/13/10
    TFLs: 0.5 vs. Minnesota, 11/13/10
    Fumbles Forced: 1 vs. Purdue, 10/30/10
    Fumbles Recovered: 1, twice (last vs. Arkansas State, 9/3/11)
    PBUs: 2, 4x (last at Ohio State, 11/3/12)
    Carries: 8 at Cincinnati, 11/27/09
    Rushing Yards: 56 vs. Illinois State, 9/12/09
    Rushing TD: 1, twice (last at Minnesota, 11/7/09)
    Long Run: 22 vs. Illinois State, 9/12/09
    Receptions: 1, three times (last at Cincinnati, 11/27/09)
    Receiving Yards: 6 vs. Missouri, 9/5/09
    Long Reception: 6 vs. Missouri, 9/5/09
    Kickoff Returns: 3 vs. Purdue, 11/17/12
    Kickoff Return Yardage: 89 vs. Purdue, 11/17/12
    Long Kickoff Return: 43 vs. Purdue, 11/17/12
    Forced Fumble: 1 vs. Purdue, 10/30/10
    Fumble Recovered: 1 at Michigan, 11/6/10

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    Green's Game-By-Game Statistics

    (updated 1/14/13)