Hall of Famer Joins UMW Team

One of the Washington Redskins’ all-time greats is now a University of Mary Washington Eagle. NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green, who played pro football for 20 years and helped his team win two Super Bowls, has joined the UMW athletics department on a limited basis as a special assistant for student-athlete development and public relations. The announcement was made at the annual UMW sports award banquet in April. Green, 53, will be both adviser and mentor for student athletes. Coming to UMW is a way to keep working with young people, he said, which he’s been doing since early in his pro career. In 1988, Green created the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation, which today supports programs for disadvantaged youths in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. “We’re just going to sincerely work to make life better for young people. That’s what I like doing,” he said. Green’s new role with UMW started early this year, when Green called UMW Athletics Director Ken Tyler to … [Read more...]