Jacob Green was a first-round pick (10th overall) in the 1980 NFL draft taken by the Seahawks.
As a defensive end, Green played 12 seasons for the Seahawks (1980 1992). 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 good for number three on the all-time sacks leaderboard behind only Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor.
He also had three career interceptions and two defensive touchdowns.
His honors with the Seahawks include: first-team All-Pro (1983), second-team All-Pro (1984), two-time selection to the Pro Bowl (1986, 1987), Steve Largent Award (1996). He was also a member of the Seahawks 35th Anniversary Team in 2010.
He played for the San Francisco 49ers in 1992, and then retired from the NFL.
Green holds his annual Jacob Green Golf Tournament each summer in the Puget Sound area, which benefits the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.