Black History Month Feb. 23: Cornelius Green – Ohio State’s 1st Black quarterback

Cornelius Green is a decorated college football standout at Ohio State under legendary coach Woody Hayes, where he quarterbacked the powerhouse Buckeyes from 1973-1975. Throughout his college career, he earned several awards including OSU Team MVP (1975), Big Ten MVP (1975), and the coveted Rose Bowl MVP (1974). In 1973, he became Ohio State’s first African-American quarterback in school history.

After college, Mr. Green was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1976, the Seattle Seahawks in 1977, and then spent time in the Canadian Football League before returning home to Washington, D.C. in 1982 to manage a recreation center.

A Washington, D.C.-native, Cornelius Green, is a coach at St. Albans School.  Coach Green, a former student-athlete who graduated from Dunbar High School.

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