A. J. Green

A. J. Green or Adriel Jeremiah Green

A. J. Green had a tragic experience when he lost his older brother in a car accident when he was four years old. Additionally, he was part of his elementary school’s juggling team and developed strong hand-eye coordination, allowing him to juggle up to four items at once. Such skills could be helpful in developing athleticism and coordination, which may have contributed to his success in football.

A.J. Green attended Summerville High School in South Carolina, where he excelled in football, basketball and track. He was a star player on the Summerville Green Wave football team, earning multiple statewide honors and setting impressive receptions and receiving records. Sports Illustrated even compared him to football star Randy Moss. He was one of the top prospects in his class and competed in the Under Armor All-American Game. In addition to football, he also played basketball and helped his team win a state championship. The championship game was dedicated to Captain Louis Mulkey, assistant coach for the Charleston Fire Department.

In March 2015, A.J. Green tied the knot with his college sweetheart, actress, and singer Miranda Brooke. hey have two children together. Also in 2015, Green established three scholarships: one for a student-athlete on the Georgia football team and two for underserved students at the University of Georgia.

In 2018, he participated in the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign in support of Hope Road Nicaragua; an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in Nicaragua. In 2019, Green generously donated to elementary school teachers in his hometown of Summerville.

College Career

A.J. Green played college football for the University of Georgia from 2008 to 2010.

  • In 2008, as a freshman, he had a successful season, setting records and earning accolades, and continued to shine in 2009 despite a mid-season injury.
  • In 2010 he was suspended for selling his jerseys but returned after a strong season.
  • Green decided to enter the 2011 NFL Draft after his junior year, finishing his college career with impressive stats: 166 receptions, 2,619 yards, and 23 touchdowns.

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Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green was chosen as the fourth overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2011 NFL Draft. His selection marked the highest draft position for a wide receiver from the University of Georgia. He signed a four-year contract with the Bengals worth $19.6 million on July 28, 2011.

After joining the Bengals, he also became a member of School of the Legends (SOTL) in 2011 and was featured in the 2011 NFLPA Rookie Debut “One Team” Celebration, which was streamed live on YouTube from New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street. This event was produced by SOTL, a licensed partner of the NFLPA, and utilized YouTube’s live-streaming platform.

2011 season

In his rookie season in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals:

  • A.J. Green made a splash with his first reception, a 41-yard touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in the 2011 regular season opener, which the Bengals won 27-17.
  • He followed up with his first 100-yard game in the next game, recording ten receptions for 124 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in a 24-22 loss to the Denver Broncos.
  • Green had an impressive rookie year, with four 100-yard games and leading all NFL rookies in receptions and receiving yards, totaling 65 receptions for 1,057 yards in 15 games.
  • His seven touchdown receptions were second among rookies, just one behind Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons.
  • On December 18, 2011, Green and rookie quarterback Andy Dalton set the all-time NFL record for yards and receptions by a rookie quarterback/receiver tandem.
  • One week later, on December 24, 2011, Green’s 1,031 receiving yards surpassed Cris Collinsworth’s franchise rookie record, which had stood since 1981.
  • Green also made his playoff debut in the Wild Card Round against the Houston Texans, with five receptions for 47 receiving yards in a 31-10 loss.
  • His outstanding rookie performance earned him a Pro Bowl nomination and a place on the NFL All-Rookie Team. He was also ranked 77th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012 by his fellow players.
2012 NFL season
  • A.J. Green had a standout game in Week 3, catching nine passes for a career-high 183 yards in a win over the Washington Redskins.
  • He was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.
  • In Week 6, against the Cleveland Browns, he had seven receptions for 135 yards and two touchdowns, despite the Bengals losing the game.
  • Green set a record with an eight-game touchdown streak, which was the longest in the NFL by a receiver and second-longest overall.
  • He extended the streak to nine games in Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • In December, Green recorded his first career lost fumble but still had an impressive game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • He gained over 100 receiving yards in five different games and earned his second Pro Bowl selection.
  • Green finished the season with 97 receptions for 1,350 yards and 11 touchdowns.
  • In the Bengals’ Wild Card Round loss to the Houston Texans, he was the team’s leading receiver with five receptions for 80 yards.
  • His fellow players ranked him 16th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013.
2013 season
  • A.J. Green had a strong start with nine receptions, 162 yards, and two touchdowns in a loss to the Chicago Bears.
  • He had a career-long 82-yard touchdown reception against the Detroit Lions.
  • Green made a dramatic 51-yard touchdown reception against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 10.
  • He set a franchise record with five consecutive 100-yard receiving games from Week 6 to Week 10.
  • In Week 16, he had seven receptions, 97 yards, and two touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Green achieved new career highs with 98 receptions, 1,426 receiving yards (third-highest in Bengals history), and 11 touchdowns.
  • He was named to his third Pro Bowl and ranked ninth by fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.
  • Green set an NFL record with 260 career receptions in his first three seasons.
  • The Bengals finished the season 11-5, winning the AFC North, but they lost in the Wild Card Round to the San Diego Chargers, where Green had three receptions for 34 yards.
2014 season
  • A.J. Green had a strong start with six receptions for 131 yards and a 77-yard touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1.
  • Unfortunately, in Week 2, he suffered a ligament injury in the opening drive against the Atlanta Falcons and had his first career NFL game without a reception.
  • He returned in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans with six receptions for 102 yards in a 33-7 victory.
  • In Week 5, he re-aggravated a toe injury and missed the next three games.
  • In Week 14, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he had a remarkable game with 224 yards on 11 receptions and one touchdown in a loss.
  • Despite missing some games, Green achieved his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season, ending with 69 receptions for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns.
  • However, a concussion sidelined him for the postseason, marking the first time he missed the playoffs in his career.
  • He was ranked 37th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.
2015 season
  • A.J. Green played a crucial role as the Bengals achieved a franchise-record-tying 12 victories.
  • He had a standout performance in Week 3 with 10 receptions, 227 yards, and two fourth-quarter touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Green’s 227 yards were the second-highest single-game total in Bengals history, trailing only Chad Johnson’s 260 yards in 2006.
  • In Week 8, he had 11 receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Green recorded his second multi-touchdown game of the season in Week 12 against the St. Louis Rams.
  • He had consecutive 100-yard games with touchdowns in Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns and Week 14 against the Steelers.
  • Green finished the 2015 season with 86 receptions, 1,297 yards, and 10 touchdowns, marking his fifth straight 1,000-yard season, a feat matched only by Randy Moss in NFL history at the time.
  • In the Wild Card Round against the Steelers, Green caught five passes for 71 yards and his first postseason touchdown, but the Bengals lost 16-18 in a dramatic game.
  • He earned his fifth straight Pro Bowl selection and was ranked 16th by fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
2016 season
  • A.J. Green had a strong start with 12 receptions, 180 yards, and a 54-yard touchdown in the Bengals’ win over the New York Jets.
  • In Week 4, he caught 10 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football.
  • Green helped secure a victory against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7 with eight receptions, 169 yards, and a 48-yard touchdown.
  • He had a solid game with nine catches for 121 yards in a tie with the Washington Redskins the following week.
  • After an injury in Week 10, he missed several games and was eventually placed on injured reserve.
  • Green’s 2016 season ended with 66 receptions, 964 receiving yards, and four touchdowns, falling short of 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career.
  • Despite the injury, he was named to his sixth straight Pro Bowl.
  • His fellow players ranked him 17th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
In the 2017 season
  • A.J. Green had a strong performance in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers with ten receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown, even though the Bengals lost in overtime.
  • In Week 5, he faced the Buffalo Bills and had two passes deflected off his hands, leading to interceptions and a lost fumble. However, he still managed seven receptions for 189 receiving yards in a 20-16 Bengals win.
  • In Week 9, Green was ejected after a fight with Jalen Ramsey of the Jacksonville Jaguars, which resulted in his first ever foul. He was later fined $42,541.
  • In Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans, he had five receptions for 115 receiving yards and a touchdown, but the Bengals lost 24-20.
  • In Week 13, he caught two touchdowns in a 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Green earned his seventh straight Pro Bowl selection on December 19, 2017.
  • The 2017 season concluded with Green recording 75 receptions, 1,078 receiving yards, and eight touchdowns for the Bengals, who finished with a 7-9 record.
  • It was the seventh consecutive season that Green led the Bengals in receiving yards, breaking a record previously held by Chad Ochocinco and Cris Collinsworth.
  • His peers ranked him 22nd on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
In the 2018 season
  • A.J. Green had a remarkable game on September 13 against the Baltimore Ravens, scoring three touchdowns in the first half.
  • In Week 4, he helped the Bengals win a game against the Atlanta Falcons with a game-winning 13-yard touchdown catch.
  • On October 7, against the Miami Dolphins, Green set a franchise record with his 32nd 100-yard receiving game, surpassing Chad Johnson’s previous mark.
  • Unfortunately, he suffered a toe injury in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, causing him to miss the next three games.
  • Green returned in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos but re-injured his toe, leading to his placement on injured reserve on December 5.
  • The 2018 season concluded with Green having 46 receptions, 694 receiving yards, and six touchdowns.
  • His Pro Bowl streak of seven seasons came to an end as the Bengals finished with a 6-10 record.
  • He was ranked 58th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.
In the 2019 season

In training camp, A.J. Green suffered ankle ligament tears. Originally, it was expected he’d miss only a few early-season games. However, he ended up missing the entire season. He was inactive for every game and was eventually placed on injured reserve on December 23, 2019.

In the 2020 season
  • On March 16, 2020, the Bengals used the franchise tag on A.J. Green. Also signed the one-year tender on July 17, 2020.
  • Green made his official return from injury in the Bengals’ 2020 season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.
  • He scored his first touchdown since Week 8 of the 2018 season in Week 11 against the Washington Football Team.
  • In the 2020 season, he totaled 47 receptions for 523 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
  • The Bengals finished the season with a 4-11-1 record.
  • Green’s Bengals career ended with him ranking second to Chad Johnson in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.
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Arizona Cardinals

2021 season
  • On March 17, 2021, A.J. Green signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, worth $8.5 million, with $6 million guaranteed.
  • He began the 2021 season as a starter alongside DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk, and in Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green had five receptions for 112 yards, marking his first 100-yard game since 2018.
  • In Week 8 against the Green Bay Packers, a miscommunication led to an interception on a potential game-winning play.
  • In Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams, Green surpassed 10,000 career receiving yards.
  • The 2021 season concluded with Green recording 54 catches for 848 yards and three touchdowns.
2022 season
  • On April 14, 2022, A.J. Green re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals on a one-year contract.
  • In his final career game against the San Francisco 49ers, Green had three catches for 91 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown reception on a flea-flicker from David Blough.
  • During the 2022 season, Green played in 15 games and started in ten.
  • He concluded the season with 24 receptions, 236 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.


On February 6, 2023, A.J. Green made his retirement official by announcing it on Instagram. He concluded his NFL career after spending two seasons with the Cardinals, amassing a total of 10,514 career yards. To mark his retirement, on September 16, 2023, Green signed a one-day contract with the Bengals, allowing him to retire as a member of the team where he made a significant impact throughout his NFL journey.


American – Football player

A. J. Green, whose full name is Adriel Jeremiah Green, is a professional American football wide receiver. Adriel Jeremiah Green, born on July 31, 1988. He played in the NFL for 12 seasons, mainly with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was drafted fourth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft after playing college football for the Georgia Bulldogs. After spending ten seasons with the Bengals, he joined the Arizona Cardinals for two years. In 2023, Green signed a one-day deal with the Bengals to retire as a member of the Cincinnati organization.


Adriel Jeremiah Green

football player

July 31, 1988

Age (35)

July 31, 1988 

Age (35)

Adriel Jeremiah Green

football player