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Green signs to play for Evangel

Friday, May 18, 2012

College bound. Monett football standout Tyler Green signed a national letter of intent to play football at Evangel University in Springfield next year. Pictured with Green, in the front row, are his parents, Becky and Sam Green. Second row: Matt Garriott, Evangel tight ends coach, Chad Depeť, Monett football coach, and Kyle Williams, Evangel defensive backs coach. [Time Photo by Jared Lankford]
"Versatile" is the term Monett football coach Chad Depeť used most to describe senior standout Tyler Green.

Green signed a national letter of intent to play football next season at Evangel University in Springfield.

"Tyler was willing to play anywhere and to do what was best for the team," said Depeť. "He has the quickness to run away from defenders, the height to jump up and snatch the ball and the instincts to be a good defender."

Green began his senior campaign as the Cubs' starting wide receiver. He hauled in 18 receptions for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Due to an injury to Monett's starting quarterback Kyle Woods, Green was thrust into the starting signal caller's role in the Monett backfield, a position he anchored his junior season.

At the helm of the Cubs' offense, Green completed 37 of his 53 passing attempts for 463 yards and 10 touchdowns. He rushed 41 times for 163 yards.

"I'm excited that I have the opportunity to play more football," said Green. "Evangel was always high on my list, because it is close to home. Once I visited the campus and met the coaches, I knew that Evangel was the place for me."

After watching film, talking to Green's coaches and seeing Green play, the Crusaders' coaching staff moved to secure Green for their roster.

"His overall athleticism and ability to catch the ballreally standout," said Kyle Williams, Evangel defensive backs coach. "He was efficient at the quarterback position and is a great person."

The Crusaders' coaching staff view Green as an athlete who can join their program and compete for a spot at wide receiver.

"My parents have always provided great support for me," said Green. "My dad is my biggest fan. He lives for football. The key for any athlete to be able to play at college is to work hard and believe you can achieve your goal and then persue it with all of your heart."

Green is the son of Sam and Becky Green, of Monett. Green plans to major in physical education at Evangel.

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