University of Nebraska transfer Cody Green has signed scholarship papers with The University of Tulsa, it was announced today by Head Coach Bill Blankenship. Green, who was a two-year letterman at Nebraska, will report to fall camp on August 2nd with the Tulsa newcomers. Tulsa received Green’s scholarship papers this morning.
Green will sit out the 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2012 campaign.
The 6’4” quarterback played in 17 career games and had four starts for the Cornhuskers. He completed 54-percent of his passes (66-of-122) for 657 yards and five touchdowns in his two seasons. In 2010, Green threw for 340 yards and three TDs as he completed 33-of-66 passes, while rushing for 96 yards and one touchdown.
“We’re excited that Cody has decided to continue his education and football career at The University of Tulsa,” said Blankenship. “Cody is a solid citizen and a good student who is a perfect fit for our University. He combines tremendous athletic ability at quarterback with a desire to pursue a top-notch education from a top-100 academic institution.
“Cody now gives us four scholarship quarterbacks on the current roster. With the graduation of three-year starter G.J. Kinne following this season, Cody will give us an experienced player to compete with Kalen (Henderson) and Joseph (Calcagni) for next year’s starting quarterback position,” added Blankenship.
Last year, Green received the starting assignment against Iowa State and Colorado. Against the Cyclones, he guided the Huskers to a 31-30 overtime victory, while completing 7-of-12 passes for 79 yards. In the Colorado contest, Green completed 10-of-13 passes for 80 yards and two scores while rushing seven times for 23 yards and a touchdown.
As a true freshman in 2009, Green started two games coming against Baylor and Oklahoma. He threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 158 yards and a pair of scores. In the Baylor contest, Green compiled 171 yards of total offense while completing 12-of-21 passes for 128 yards.
Green was the first true freshman quarterback to start at Nebraska since Tommie Frazier in 1992.
At Nebraska, Green was named to the 2010 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and volunteered his time with School is Cool Week, National American Education Week and DARE among others.
A native of Dayton, Texas, Green led Dayton High School to a 13-2 record and a Class 4A state runner-up finish as a senior. He amassed nearly 5,000 yards of total offense, throwing 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 was named first-team all-area by the Houston Chronicle and was also an honorable mention Class 4A all-state selection by the Associated Press.