Green was NU's No. 2 signal caller for most of the season, but earned starts against Baylor and Oklahoma, while appearing in nine games overall. Green's two starts were the first by a true freshman quarterback at Nebraska since Tommie Frazier in 1992. Green finished the season with 317 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns, 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. Green 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 yards combined in those games. In the Holiday Bowl, Green rushed five times for 18 yards.
Green was one of eight Texans in the Huskers' 2008 signing class. He had a remarkable senior season as he led Dayton High and Coach Jerry Stewart to a 13-2 record and a Class 4A state runner-up finish. A true dual threat as a signal caller, Green amassed nearly 5,000 yards of total offense. Green threw for 3,265 yards and 37 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,610 yards and 25 touchdowns. 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. On the ground, 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 an injury during his junior season that allowed 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 was listed among the top 25 overall players in the state of Texas by the Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News, Rivals.com and SuperPrep. He was ranked among the top 10 quarterback prospects in the country by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. Green received numerous offers, but only visited Nebraska and committed to the Huskers in July of 2008.
He is the son of Chandra Green and was born on June 2, 1991. He has not yet declared a major and has volunteered is time with the School is Cool event.
05/07/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs: TULSA: QB Cody Green (6-3, 251, 4.98)...After transferring from Nebraska due to lack of playing time, Green started the past two seasons as Tulsa's quarterback and produced mixed results. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
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