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Former Texas A&M defensive end Jacob Green.

Jan. 21, 1957: Jacob Green, class of 1980, was born. Green was a defensive end on the A&M football team from 1975 to 1979 and a two-time All-American (1978-1979).

He holds the records for most sacks in a season (20 in 1979) and most fumbles caused in a career (12). He is second in program history for sacks in a career with 37, behind Aaron Wallace's 42.

He was a first-round draft pick, 10th overall, by the Seattle Seahawks. He played for the franchise from 1980 to 1992 and is the team's all-time sack leader.

After retiring from the NFL, Green devoted himself to fundraising endeavors for various organizations including the American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen Foundation and Kids' Meals. 

Since 2007, Green has worked for Texas A&M's 12th Man Foundation and is the vice president of major gifts and endowments. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. In January 2019, Green was announced as an inductee for the College Football Hall of Fame.

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