Green was undrafted coming out of Albany State where
he was a star running back. The speedy Green spent
part of the 1972 season with the New Orleans Saints as
a kick returner. In 1973, Green looked north and
joined the Ottawa Rought Riders. Ottawa would win the
Grey Cup in 1973 being led at quarterback by Rick
Cassata. Green contributed with 54 carries and 2
The Atlanta native would
gain a more prominent role in the clubs offence in
1974 and he provde to be valuable receiving the ball
out of the backfield with 44 catches for 514 yards
combined with 680 yards rushing. A flashy offensive
player with great speed, Grant became a fan favorite.
In 1975, Green truly arrived leading the Eastern
Division in rushing with 1,188 yards rushing and 537
receiving yards he combined to score 14 touchdowns and
was named a league all-star.
Green would again lead
the East Division in rushing in 1976 this time posting
a career high 1,257 yards on the ground. Art would
also prove to be a valuable escape valve for rookie
quarterbacks Tom Clements and Condredge Holloway with
53 catches for 508 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ottawa
would capture the Grey Cup in thrilling fashion over
the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Green would be a big
part of the team. With 2 Grey Cups in 4 seasons in
Ottawa Green looked back south and attempted to make
the NFL in 1977.
Green would not have much
luck with the NFL in 1977 and returned to the CFL for
the 1978 season. Despite trying to attract better
offers from other teams Green re-
joined the Rough Riders.
With a running back already established in Robert
Holmes, Green was moved to receiver or wingback and
In his final season in
the CFL, Green would post a career high 6 receiving
touchdowns including a 47 yard gallop for a score.
terrific talent over 5 seasons, Art Green was an
exciting player who was a fan favourite.