Jacob Green to be Inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame
March 12, 2014
By Bill Boehlke
Congratulations to former Seahawks defensive end Jacob Green, who will be one of nine new members inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame in April.
The Southwest Conference (SWC) Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. There will be an induction ceremony and luncheon recognizing this second class to be inducted since 1995 on Monday, April 7th, in Houston, Texas.
Green was an outstanding defensive end at Texas A&M University. He was an All-American selection in 1979 after compiling 134 tackles and a school-record 20 quarterback sacks. His 37 career sacks still ranks second in A&M history, and he owns school records for career fumbles caused (12) and fumbles caused during one season (6 in 1978).
Green joined the Seahawks as the 10th pick in the first round of the 1980 NFL Draft, and he played twelve seasons in Seattle, wearing number 79, and one season for the San Francisco 49ers. He recorded 97.5 career sacks for the Seahawks (unofficially 116; sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982, Green’s third season), a team record and at the time of his retirement in 1992 good for No. 3 on the all-time sacks leaderboard behind only Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor.
“This is another great group of individuals to include in the SWC Hall of Fame,” said TSHOF President Carroll Dawson. “Without a doubt, these are some of the great names of the Conference. We are delighted that the Texas Sports Hall of Fame can honor former Southwest Conference greats, both publicly and within the museum.”