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Jonte Green
CB #36
Height:
6-0
Weight:
184
Age:
25
College:
New Mexico State
Hometown:
St. Petersburg, FL
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
9
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 38 29 9 1.0 0 7 1 18 -- 18 0 0 0
2013 DET 9 2 9 6 3 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 DET 15 5 29 23 6 1.0 -- 4 1 18 18 18 0 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 MIN W 34-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @ARI L 21-25 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @WAS W 27-20 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 CHI W 40-32 2 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @GB L 9-22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @CLE W 31-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CIN L 24-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 DAL W 31-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @CHI W 21-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @PIT L 27-37 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 TB L 21-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 GB W 40-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @PHI L 20-34 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 BAL L 16-18 4 3 1 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 NYG L 20-23 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @MIN L 13-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round (196th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

PRO: Smart, young corner with great speed and versatility. Drafted by the Lions in the sixth round (196th) overall of the 2012 NFL Draft.

2012: Had a promising rookie season, playing in 15 games (five starts). Totaled 29 tackles (23 solo) and one interception. Forced into starting duties with injuries to other cornerbacks. Added one sack and four pass defenses in his time on the field.

  • Played special teams and helped fill in as backup cornerback in secondary vs. St. Louis (9/9) in his first career NFL game.
  • Recorded his first-career pass defense in the Lions’ 26-23 overtime win at Philadelphia in Week 6 (10/14). Filled in at cornerback in second half due to injuries.
  • Started in his first-career game for injured CB Jacob Lacey in the Lions’ 13-7 loss at Chicago in Week 7 (10/22). Finished fifth on the team in tackles with four (three solo) and recorded his first-career sack for a loss of two yards.
  • Started at cornerback for the second consecutive week in Week 8 vs. Seattle (10/28), registered one pass defensed.
  • Recorded his first career interception in Week 9 at Jacksonville (11/4) and finished second on the team in tackles with a career-high five solo tackles in the Lions’ 31-14 win over the Jaguars. Also had one pass defensed.
  • Had two tackles (one solo) in Week 10 at Minnesota (11/11).
  • Had two tackles (one solo) in Week 11 vs. Green Bay (11/18).
  • Made his third-career start in Week 14 at Green Bay (12/9), finishing with one solo tackle.
  • Finished second on the team in tackles in Week 15 at Arizona (12/16) with seven total tackles (six solo) against the Cardinals.
  • Finished second on the team in tackles for the second-consecutive week with a career-high eight total tackles (six solo) in and one pass defensed in Week 16 vs. Atlanta (12/22).

COLLEGE: A transfer from Benedict College, Green began his career at New Mexico State as a sophomore, but was redshirted for the 2008 season. In his three-year career with the Aggies, Green played in all 37 games and ended his career with 218 tackles, 32 pass break-ups and two interceptions.

2011: Green recorded 70 tackles on the season and led the team with 14 pass break-ups on the season, which ranked him second in the WAC. Green also grabbed two interceptions on the year, along with one forced fumble.

  • Finished fifth on the team with 71 tackles (53 solo) and added five tackles for loss.
  • Tallied his first career interception against Louisiana Tech and then grabbed his second in his final game as an Aggie against Utah State.

PERSONAL: Attended Lakewood High School where he played both defensive back and running back. Also played defensive back during his junior year and collected 40 tackles and four interceptions on the season. Green moved to running back for his senior year and rushed for 950 yards and six touchdowns, also returning three kickoffs for touchdowns.

  • Green also ran track, qualifying for the state championships in the 100-meter dash, the 4x100-meter relay and the 4x400-meter relay.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Jonte Green intercepts Blaine Gabbert

    (00:33) By NFL.com - Posted Nov 4, 2012

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert has his pass tipped and intercepted by Detroit Lioons cornerback Jonte Green.

  • Green and Houston on film study

    (9:08) Posted Oct 20, 2012

    Jonte Green and Chris Houston talk to the media about building confidence, preparing for WR Brandon Marshall and the importance of film study.

  • Detroit Lions pick six

    (00:26) By NFL.com - Posted Aug 31, 2012

    Detroit Lions rookie cornerback Jonte Green intercepts a Tyler Thigpen pass and returns it 23 yards for a touchdown.

  • Post-Practice Video: Schwartz and Green

    (2:16) Posted Aug 9, 2012

    Head Coach Jim Schwartz on rookie Jonte Green's consistent improvement and getting more comfortable with technique and scheme. Jonte Green on translating his plays on the practice field to the game.

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