Written By: DeAndre Roseboro (Shaw Intern)
RALEIGH, N.C. – Who was the first Shaw football player to get drafted in the National Football League (NFL)?
Vann Green was one of the greatest two way player for the Bears in his playing days. Green skills and his knowledge of the game set him apart from his peers and the opponents across the CIAA.
Green received All -CIAA honors at defensive back position. He was recognized as one of the best defensive backs in the nation. After his playing days at Shaw, Green went off to the NFL where he had a solid career with the Cleveland Browns. The Browns took Green in the six round of the 1973 draft. He is a member of the Shaw Athletic Hall of Fame.
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