BRR Profile: Andrew Green

After coming on strong late in 2011, can Andrew Green be a No. 1 corner for the Huskers?

Andrew Green

Position: Cornerback

Height/Weight: 6-foot, 195 pounds

High School: Madison (Tex.)

Year: Junior

2011 Review:

As a sophomore Green recorded 48 tackles starting 10 of the 13 games for the Huskers at cornerback. He was also able to breakup eight passes, which was the second most on the team, and he recorded his first career interception against Iowa.

His best game came against then ranked No. 12 Penn State, where he recorded a career-high 10 tackles and also had two pass breakups.

2012 Outlook:

Green is one of five players returning in the Nebraska secondary who has major starting experience, and is expected to earn a starting job this season.

After an up and down season in 2011, which featured major improvement over the last half of the year, Nebraska cornerback Andrew Green's spring was a good one according to new secondary coach Terry Joseph.

"He's really come along," said Joseph. "He's a guy who picks it up, he's been in the system and his maturity is really starting to separate him from the group a little bit."

After talking with head coach Bo Pelini and defensive coordinator John Papuchis when he took the job, Joseph specifically focused on one thing with Green during the spring.

"The biggest thing I have preached to him is to be more consistent," said Joseph.

Joseph is Green's third secondary coach in three years, something the junior admits is very hard to adjust to.

"It's crazy, but you have to be ready to adapt and roll with it. It's all I really can say," said Green in the spring. "To me he's really disciplined. He's really disciplined in the DB room. I feel like I'm really getting a better understanding of the defense with him each day. I feel like he's really a great teacher."

How he ended up in Lincoln:

Green starred at San Antonio's James Madison High School where he recorded 56 tackles, 10 pass breakups, and recovered a fumble as a senior. These stats earned him second-team all-area honors from the San Antonio Express-News.

Green chose Nebraska over a handful of other schools like Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

- Josh Harvey -

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