by Trevor Skanes
Tim Green, class of 2009 and a current junior at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, garnered a bevy of Division II awards for his performance on the football field this year. A defensive end for the Lions, Green was named co-defensive player of the year for the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
“When I heard that I’d received this award, I was in complete shock. I didn’t believe it until I saw it on the school’s website,” said Green.
Green is also the first player from Lincoln University to be named an All-American when he was elected to the Associated Press Little All-American Team and the American Football Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-American Team.
“When I first learned that I made the All-American team, I thanked God. Second, I called my grandmother who was in the hospital at the time. About an hour after I told her, she passed. So I dedicated the season to her,” said Green. “The feeling of saying I made the team when I did makes everything that much better because that was the last smile I was able to put on her face.”
During his senior year of high school, Green assisted the Raiders in achieving a conference championship title and reaching the state semifinals.
When Raider assistant coach Rich McGriff was asked about Green’s playing style in high school he called it “very aggressive and very active.” McGriff said, “Like [then head coach] Ciccotelli would say, he made your defense alive.”
In his last season as a Raider, Green had 107 tackles, six sacks, and five forced fumbles. He played linebacker, fullback and tight end, catching 12 balls for a total of 125 yards.
“He was coachable and overall a great kid. Tim was the kind of player every coach wants their players to be like,” said varsity football head coach Jonathan Stack.