Honors & Awards
Junior Cody Green has played a key role at quarterback each of the past two seasons, and is again poised to battle for the starting nod in 2011. Green has been Nebraska’s top reserve at quarterback each of the past two seasons, and has been solid when called upon to step into a leading role, posting a 4-0 record as a starter the past two years.
The 6-4, 235-pound Green has the all-around skills to lead the Nebraska offense, boasting excellent size and arm strength and good running ability. Both Green and returning starter Taylor Martinez are spending their spring learning a new system under new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Beck.
Green backed up Martinez throughout the season, playing in nine games. Green was pushed into a leading role over the latter portion of the year with Martinez battling injuries. Green earned starts against Iowa State and Colorado, leading the Huskers to victories in both games, while also seeing significant time at Texas A&M and in the second half of the Holiday Bowl. Overall, Green completed 33-of-60 passes for 340 yards and three scores, and he ran for 96 yards and a touchdown.
Green threw for 66 yards including a 33-yard touchdown in the opener against Western Kentucky. He closed out the win over South Dakota State, then ran for 28 yards, including a 22-yarder at Kansas State. After not playing in three games, Green led NU to a 31-30 win at Iowa State. He completed 7-of-12 passes for 79 yards, including 3-for-3 for 43 yards on a third-quarter scoring drive to give NU a 24-10 lead.
Green completed 6-of-11 passes for 57 yards at Texas A&M, then drew his second start vs. Colorado. In a 45-17 win, he completed 10-of-13 passes for 80 yards and two scores while rushing seven times for 23 yards and a score. Green threw for two touchdowns in the third quarter and ran for a score in the fourth period. He also saw action against Washington in the Holiday Bowl.
Green had 317 yards and two passing TDs, while connecting on 33-of-62 passes. He also ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Green saw his first action in the opener against Florida Atlantic and hit on 2-of-3 passes, while unleashing a season-long 49-yard run on his first career carry. Green completed 3-of-6 passes against Arkansas State, then hit on 7-of-8 passes for 62 yards and a 24-yard TD to Rex Burkhead against Louisiana-Lafayette.
He came off the bench in the second half against Texas Tech and threw for 87 yards, including a 14-yard TD to Khiry Cooper. In his first career start at Baylor, Green hit on 12-of-21 passes for 128 yards with one interception. He had a career-long 45-yard pass to Niles Paul to set up NU's second TD, while adding eight rushes for 43 yards. Green also started against Oklahoma and rushed for eight yards, while completing 2-of-5 passes before giving way to Lee in the second quarter. Green saw limited action against both Colorado and Texas rushing for nine combined yards. In the Holiday Bowl, Green rushed five times for 18 yards.
Before Nebraska (Dayton HS)
In leading the Broncos to the state title game, Green produced more than 1,000 yards passing and nearly 800 rushing yards in six playoff games. In the 4A state title game, Green passed for 329 yards and six touchdowns, while rushing for 94 yards. Green topped 200 yards passing nine times as a senior, including a pair of 300-yard games. He rushed for more than 100 yards eight times, including 270 yards against Brenham in the state playoffs. Green was named first-team all-area by the Houston Chronicle as a utility player and was also an honorable-mention Class 4A all-state selection by the Associated Press.
Green was slowed by injury as a junior, allowing him to play in only a few games. He first showed his talents for Dayton High as a sophomore, when he rushed for 689 yards and passed for 1,429 yards and 19 touchdowns, while completing better than 61 percent of his passes.
Green only visited Nebraska and committed to the Huskers in July of 2008.