Skyler Green Bio

A closer look at the Cowboys fourth-round draft pick.

CAREER: Capped a record-setting career with the Tigers by ranking No. 1 in school history for punts returned for touchdowns with 4 and No. 2 in school history in punt return yards with 1,064 ... The 1,064 yards was just 63 yards shy of breaking the record of 1,126 yards held by Domanick Davis ... For career, scored touchdowns three different ways – receiving (9), punt returns (4) and rushing (1) ... Finished with 3,243 all-purpose yards for his career, which ranks just outside the top 10 in LSU history ... Led the nation in punt returns average in 2003 with an 18.5 average ... Cousin of former LSU standouts Jarvis Green, who is starter on the defensive line for the New England Patriots, and Howard Green, who is a member of the Miami Dolphins.

SENIOR SEASON (2005): Named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Year in 2005 after ranking third in the SEC in punt returns with a 13.3 average ... Selected as a First-Team All-America by and Third-Team All-America by the Associated Press ... Broke the LSU record for punt returns for touchdowns with his fourth on a 66-yarder in win over Auburn ... Saw action in a variety of ways in LSU's 40-3 win over Miami in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl ... Returned both punts and kicks against the Hurricanes as well as playing a handful of snaps at quarterback and his usual position of wide receiver ... Finished with 15 rushing yards and 46 punt return yards in the win over Miami ... Caught 32 passes for 268 yards in 2005 and rushed 16 times for 126 yards ... Had a long run of 41 yards against Arizona State ... Caught career-best 9 passes for 63 yards in win over Mississippi State ... Also handled kickoff return duties for the Tigers, returning 18 kicks for 355 yards (19.7 yards per return) ... Played in 13 games with 4 starts for the Tigers in 2005 ... Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Mississippi State on Oct. 1 ... In that game, returned 5 punts for 78 yards, including a 37-yarder that setup a Tiger TD ... Returned a kickoff 30 yards against the Bulldogs.

JUNIOR SEASON (2004): Played in 10 games with 4 starts in 2004 ... Suffered a high ankle sprain in LSU's second scrimmage of fall camp and then re-injured the ankle in the season-opener against Oregon State ... Played most of the season injured ... Finally showed signs of being fully recovered late in the year ... Caught 24 passes for 219 yards and 3 TD ... Finished season with big game, catching 6 passes for 59 yards and 2 TDs in LSU's loss to Iowa in the Capital One Bowl ... Hauled in a 22-yard TD pass midway through the fourth quarter against Iowa to pull LSU to within 24-19 and then caught the go-ahead score with 46 seconds left on a 3-yard reception from JaMarcus Russell ... Caught 6 passes for 72 yards vs. Troy ... Had 5 catches for 44 yards vs. Florida ... Receiving TD came on a 16-yard pass from JaMarcus Russell against Oregon State in the season-opener ... Returned 25 punts for 243 yards and 1 score ... Ranked fourth in the SEC with 9.7 yards per punt return ... Returned a punt 65 yards for a TD against Vanderbilt, the third of his career ... Returned 11 kickoffs for 249 yards in 2004.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003): Burst onto the scene as one of the nation's most dangerous kick returners in 2003 ... A First-Team All-America selection as a return specialists by both and ... Led the nation in punt returns with an 18.5 average on 25 returns ... In all, had 462 punt returns yards, which includes an 80-yard TD return vs. Florida and a 62-yard TD return vs. Arizona ... The 62-yard TD return against Arizona was the first punt return of his career ... The 436 punt return yards ranks as the fifth-highest single-season total in school history ... Just as dangerous from his receiver position, ranking third on the team with 48 catches for 519 yards and five TDs ... Had at least two receptions in every game in 2003 ... Scored LSU's first touchdown on a 24-yard run against Oklahoma in the national championship game ... Caught game-winning TD pass in 17-10 September win over Georgia, a 34-yarder from Matt Mauck with just over a minute left in the fourth quarter ... Had nine catches for 103 yards vs. Louisiana Tech ... Had two TD receptions vs. Western Illinois.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2002): Played in seven games as a true freshman in 2002 ... Stepped in when wide receiver Devery Henderson went down with a broken arm against Ole Miss and made an immediate impact ... Caught first career pass in second half vs. Ole Miss that helped setup LSU's game-winning TD late in the fourth quarter ... Followed the Ole Miss game with 3 catches for 92 yards and 1 TD vs. Arkansas ... Took a screen pass 67-yards for a first quarter TD against Arkansas ... Rushed twice for 17 yards against Arkansas ... Capped freshman season with 3 catches for 24 yards against Texas in the Cotton Bowl ... Finished rookie campaign with seven catches for 123 yards and 1 TD and rushed 3 times for 28 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: Outstanding athlete who rushed for 2,174 yards on 194 carries from the quarterback position as a senior ... Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 15 Blue Chip list as well as the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 and the Dallas Monrning News Top 100 ... MVP of district and also named MVP of the All-New Orleans Metro team ... Rushed for 224 yards and threw for 124 yards in a first round 5A state playoff loss to Catholic High School ... First Team All-State ... Coached by Wayne Meyers.

PERSONAL: Full name is Skyler Levon Green ... Born September 12, 1984 in Houma, La. ... Parents are Leroy and Gladies Green ... Has two brothers - Doral and Anthony ... Majoring in general studies ... Hobbies include hunting and fishing ... Is left-handed ... Favorite book is Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom ... Nickname is Sky ... Has an infant daughter, born during the fall of 2005 ... Frequently participates in community service events for the Tigers, going to such places as visiting sick children in the hospital as well as speaking to school-aged children on the value of getting an education and staying in school.

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