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NFL Legend Jacquez Green Named Head Coach at Florida’s Manatee High School

Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida has elevated former NFL wide receiver Jacquez Green from offensive coordinator to head coach.

Over the last 15 years, the Georgia native and NFL Legend has been patiently working his way through the high school coaching ranks. Green served as an offensive coordinator at five different schools and became Manatee’s offensive coordinator before the start of the 2019 season.

Last season, Green served as Manatee’s head coach for the first four games of the season while head coach Yusaf Shakir served a four-game suspension. Green led the Hurricanes to a 4-0 start. During 2020, Green’s offense averaged 30.6 points per game.

A1998 second-round pick, Green played six seasons in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, and Washington Football Team.

The 1999 season was Green's most productive campaign, with 56 catches for 791 yards (14.1 average) and three touchdowns. He finished his professional career with 162 total receptions for 2,311 yards and 7 TDs. He was also a key special teamer, returning 76 punts and 24 kickoffs during his NFL career and scoring on two punt returns. 

Photo: AP/Lawrence Jackson


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