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    Chaz Green will begin his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys. / Gator Country photo by David Bowie

2015 NFL Draft:
Dallas selects Chaz Green

Written by Nick de la Torre, May 2, 2015, 0 Comments,
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Chaz Green became the third Florida Gators player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft when the Dallas Cowboys took him with the 91st overall pick in the third round. Green joins eight-year veteran Jeremy Mincey as the only Florida Gators on the Dallas roster.

A heralded four-star recruit from Tampa Catholic High School, Green came to Florida and made an impact. After a redshirt season, Green was named a 2011 Freshman All-American and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. Green, however, missed time as a redshirt freshman due to injury and this became a theme during his career.

He started 10 games as a redshirt sophomore — making 10 starts — but missed two games due to injury. Green was slated to be the starting right tackle in 2013 but missed the entire season due to a shoulder injury he sustained in fall camp.

Green returned in 2014 and started 11 games for the Gators, nine at right tackle and two at left tackle. Green showed his versatility, filling in for an injured D.J. Humphries at left tackle when Humphries missed time with his own injury. Green was voted as a team captain his final season in Gainesville.

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A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC

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Chaz Green became the third Florida Gators player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft when the Dallas Cowboys took him with the 91st overall pick in the third round. Green joins eight-year veteran Jeremy Mincey as the only Florida Gators on the Dallas roster.

A heralded four-star recruit from Tampa Catholic High School, Green came to Florida and made an impact. After a redshirt season, Green was named a 2011 Freshman All-American and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. Green, however, missed time as a redshirt freshman due to injury and this became a theme during his career.

He started 10 games as a redshirt sophomore — making 10 starts — but missed two games due to injury. Green was slated to be the starting right tackle in 2013 but missed the entire season due to a shoulder injury he sustained in fall camp.

Green returned in 2014 and started 11 games for the Gators, nine at right tackle and two at left tackle. Green showed his versatility, filling in for an injured D.J. Humphries at left tackle when Humphries missed time with his own injury. Green was voted as a team captain his final season in Gainesville.

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