Lyle Green


220 lbs


6' 1"






Feb 4th, 1976

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Calgary signed Green as a free agent on July 19, 2011


Did not play football


Lyle shifted between special teams and offence primarily as a blocking back for tailback in 2009. He had one carry and caught one pass out of the backfield in his ninth season with the club. Lyle has played 161 consecutive games.


Consistently the most underrated Lions offensive performer, Lyle’s contributions as a blocking back and receiver are often overlooked but the 158 yards on 13 receptions plus a TD last season was his third most productive season of his CFL career. Lyle scored his TD on a 12-yard reception from Buck Pierce on Sep 6/08 at Hamilton and enjoyed a strong stretch run grabbing six passes for 72 yards in a 4-game period. He added six special teams tackles in addition to his 158 yards from scrimmage.


Started all 18 games yet again for BC in 2007 as the main blocker for lead RB Joe Smith. Scored one touchdown that coming on Sep 29/07 vs Calgary on a 2-yard pass from Jarious Jackson to open the scoring in 42-9 win over Calgary. Carried the ball 3 times for 18 yards and caught 4 passes for another 32 yards. Played spot duty on special teams but enough to record 4 tackles.


Started all 18 regular season games as well as the West Championship and Grey Cup. One of the CFL’s premier blocking backs, Green’s strong play in the backfield contributed to the club’s league-leading passing game in 2006. Lyle recorded two carries for 31 yards as well as six receptions for 35 yards and eight special teams tackles.


One of nine Lions offensive players to start all 18 regular season games. Posted career-high in receiving yards with 261 and caught a 30-yard TD pass on Oct 22/05 vs Winnipeg.


Had a career-high 22 receptions for 248 yards.


Posted career-bests of 60 carries and 343 yards rushing.


In 1998 and 1999, Green was an honour student at the University of Toledo. On the field, he made 35 receptions for 312 yards and 3 touchdowns during the 1999 season.


In high school, Green played basketball, soccer, and track and field. He grew up idolizing fellow Ontarian Wayne Gretzky before emulating Dallas Cowboy running back Emmitt Smith. During his spare time, he enjoys reading, golf, playing other sports, and watching The Matrix. His most memorable sports moment to date is his first pro touchdown versus Ottawa during the 2002 season. His favourite charity is the SOS Children’s Village, an organization that helps find homes for children. Lyle is also a two-time recipient of the club’s Lionheart Award given annually to the player most heavily involved in Lions community programs. Lyle spends the off-season in the Vancouver area.