Green played defensive tackle for the Little Mountaineers and at Magnolia High. He was named WV lineman of the year and also attained All American laurels his senior year at Magnolia High. Nicked named "Green Machine". He was probably the biggest man ever to perform on the football team for West Virginia . His freshman year he intercepted a pass and ran 33 yards for a touchdown against Penn State . As a sophomore he saw action in only one game but following spring drills he was listed as a starter.