November 30, 2011

Green calls career a blessing

Marcus Green has had plenty of ups and downs during his career at Mississippi State.

Green has always been known during his time with the Bulldogs as an athletic tight end but he has also been injury prone throughout his career.

Injuries limited Green to two games in both his redshirt freshman and junior seasons but the senior has come to appreciate the 28 games he has been privileged to play in during his Bulldog career.

"It's been a blessing," Green said. "Sometimes you don't count your blessings and you overlook stuff thinking you could have had this or that. One thing I've come to realize as a senior and as a grown man is to appreciate the little things like being able to play the game."

Soon Green will begin preparations to play in his final collegiate game. That realization has caused Green to work even harder to win one last ring before leaving Starkville.

"It hits me every day," Green said. "I'm just trying to make sure I don't have any regrets. As of right now I have two rings and I'm trying to do whatever it takes to get three."

With fellow senior tight end Kendric Cook being forced to sit out this season due to a nerve injury to his spinal cord it left Green as the only upperclassmen at the position. Green embraced the role to mentor freshmen Malcolm Johnson, Brandon Hill and Rufus Warren.

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