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Green was selected for the Pro Bowl in the initial vote for the sixth time in his six NFL seasons, but he missed the last six regular-season games of 2016 and the Pro Bowl, due to a hamstring injury he suffered on the second play of Game 10, Nov. 20 vs. Buffalo ... Was on pace prior to injury for his most productive campaign ever, as his 66 catches for 964 yards through Game 9 projected to Bengals records of 117 catches and 1714 yards ... Had NFL “Play of the Year” for season’s first half, as awarded by ESPN’s NFL Live, for his 48-yard “Hail Mary” score on Oct. 23 vs. Cleveland ... Is only Bengal to make Pro Bowl in each of first six seasons (WR Isaac Curtis second at four) ... Green’s 28 games of 100 or more receiving yards rank second on Bengals behind Chad Johnson, who had 31 over 10 seasons.
Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in first round of 2011 NFL Draft (fourth overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-28-11 ... Bengals exercised the option to extend contract by one year through 2015 on 4-21-14 ... Signed contract extension with Bengals on 9-11-15.
Pro Bowl participation: Selected in initial voting for six games, and has played in five ... Did not play in 2016 season game, due to hamstring injury ... Started for victorious Team Irvin in 2015 season contest and had three catches for 60 yards ... Played for Team Carter in 2014 season contest (no receptions) ... Started for Team Sanders in 2013 season game and had a seven-yard reception ... Voted as AFC starter for 2012 season game and scored three TDs (one from Peyton Manning and two from Andrew Luck), becoming seventh player in game history with three or more scores ... In 2011 season, had two catches for 42 yards, including 34-yard TD from Ben Roethlisberger ... In ’11 he was first rookie WR voted to Pro Bowl since ’03 season, when Arizona’s Anquan Boldin earned honor, and was first Bengals rookie at any position to make the game in more than 30 years, since WR Cris Collinsworth in 1981.
Green and some gold jackets: Though a hamstring injury cost him all but two plays of the last seven games, Green finished his sixth season with nine career games of at least 150 receiving yards and a TD catch. The only players to have more such games in their first six seasons have been Hall of Famers Lance Alworth (13) and Jerry Rice (11), and prime HOF candidate Randy Moss (10).
A.J. falls 36 short from club of one: When the Bengals opened play on Nov. 20 vs. Buffalo, Green had 964 receiving yards, 36 short of reaching 1000 for the sixth time in six seasons. But his season-ending hamstring injury on the second offensive snap left him stalled at 964, leaving Randy Moss still as the only player in history to hit 1000 in each of his first six seasons (1998-2003).
Climbing the ladders: Green began the ’16 season ranked fifth in Bengals history in receiving yards, and he finished his injury-shortened year in second place, at 7135. He passed Cris Collinsworth (6698), Carl Pickens (6887) and Isaac Curtis (7101). The leader is Chad Johnson (10,783). Green started the season in sixth place in all-time Bengals receptions, but moved up to fourth (481), passing Curtis (416) and Collinsworth (417). He needs 27 more to pass T.J. Houshmandzadeh (507) into third place and 50 to pass Carl Pickens (530) into second place. Chad Johnson (751) is the all-time leader.
2016 highlights: Started in Games 1-10, but played only two snaps in Game 10, due to hamstring injury suffered on the second play ... Inactive for Games 11-15, and placed on Reserve/Injured list prior to Game 16 ... Led team in receptions (66) and receiving yards (964) ... Caught four TDs ... Has nine career games with at least 150 yards and one TD, most among active players entering 2017 ... On Sept. 11 at N.Y. Jets, tied career receptions high (12) for 180 yards, including a 54-yard TD, and his 11-yard gain from Jets 40 put Bengals in range for game-winning FG with 0:58 left ... Led team in receptions (10) and receiving yards (173) on Sept. 29 vs. Miami, and scored Bengals’ lone TD in 22-7 win ... Caught eight-for-169 on Oct. 23 vs. Cleveland, including a 48-yard TD on a “Hail Mary” play on which he bested three Browns defenders for the ball while reeling it in with one hand ... Caught nine-for-121 on Oct. 30 vs. Washington in London ... Caught seven-for-68 on Nov. 14 at N.Y. Giants, with 13-yard TD catch in first quarter.
Previous seasons: 2011—Led Bengals, and all NFL rookies, in receptions (65) and receiving yards (1057) ... Led Bengals in TDs (seven) ... Set Bengals rookie record for most receiving yards, passing Cris Collinsworth’s record of 1009, and fell two short of Collinsworth’s rookie receptions record of 67 ... Had 11 receptions of 35 or more yards, tied for most in NFL, and his total was most by an NFL rookie since 1998 ... In his pro debut on Sept. 11 at Cleveland, put Bengals ahead to stay in fourth quarter with 41-yard TD catch from Bruce Gradkowski, a play certified as longest game-winning TD catch in NFL history by a rookie playing in his team’s season opener ... Caught five-for-47 in Wild Card playoff at Houston. 2012—Led team in receptions (97), receiving yards (1350) and TDs (11) ... Was top AFC vote-getter at WR on prestigious Associated Press All-Pro team, earning a second-team berth as his vote total trailed only two NFC players ... Had at least one TD catch in Bengals-record nine straight games (Games 2-10), and in the receiving TDs category, he became only the second player in 48 seasons to score in nine straight games, joining Jerry Rice (NFL-record 10 straight in 1987) ... Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September ... Became the first player in NFL history to hit the benchmark trifecta of 100 receptions, 1500 receiving yards and 10 TDs in his first 20 NFL games ... Caught nine passes for 183 yards on Sept. 23 at Washington ... Logged his first multiple-TD game on Oct. 14 at Cleveland, scoring twice while catching seven-for-135 ... Had season-high 10 catches for 116 yards on Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh, including 21-yarder to Steelers’ 25 with :08 remaining, setting up game-winning FG ... Led team in receptions (five) and receiving yards (80) in Wild Card playoff at Houston. 2013—Ranked fifth in NFL in receiving yards (career-best 1426) and sixth in receptions (career-high 98) ... Second-team selection on Associated Press All-Pro team ... Scored 11 TDs for second straight year, leading team for second straight year ... Topped 100-yard receiving mark in Games 6-10, becoming first Bengal to log five straight ... Had six 100-yard receiving games overall, re-setting club record he had shared ... On Sept. 8 at Chicago, caught nine-for-162, most receiving yards by a Bengal in a season opener, and he had TDs of two and 45 yards ... Caught six-for-155 on Oct. 20 at Detroit, including 82-yard TD (longest gain of his of career) on game’s opening drive ... Caught eight-for-151 and a TD Nov. 10 at Baltimore, his TD coming via 51-yard Hail Mary as time expired in fourth quarter, sending game to OT ... Caught three-for-34 in Wild Card playoff vs. San Diego. 2014—Experienced his first tough campaign with injuries ... Started at WR in 13 games (Games 1-4 and 8-16), but was inactive for Games 5-7 (turf toe) and significantly limited by injuries in four other games ... Also missed Wild Card playoff vs. San Diego (concussion) ... Despite missed time, still led team in receptions (69), receiving yards (1041) and receiving TDs (six) ... Became only player to rank among NFL’s top four in both catches and receiving yards for player’s first four seasons ... On Sept. 7 at Baltimore, led all receivers with 131 yards on six catches, including game-deciding 77-yard TD catch in fourth quarter, pushing Bengals from 16-15 deficit to 23-16 win ... Caught six-for-127 Nov. 16 at New Orleans, with 24-yard fourth-quarter TD that iced victory ... Career-high 12 catches (since tied), for 121 yards, Nov. 23 at Houston ... Had 11 catches for 224 yards Dec. 7 vs. Pittsburgh, with 81-yard third-quarter TD, longest Bengals catch on the season. 2015—Led team in receptions (86), receiving yards (1297), and yards from scrimmage (1297) ... Third in TDs (10) ... On Sept. 27 at Baltimore, had career-high 227 receiving yards (second in Bengals history) on 10 catches, with TDs of 80 and seven yards ... Both TDs at Baltimore came in fourth quarter, and both erased deficits, including game-winner (the seven-yarder) to give Cincinnati a 28-24 lead with 2:10 remaining ... On Nov. 1 at Pittsburgh, led all receivers in catches (11) and yards (118), and he scored the game-deciding TD on a nine-yard catch from Andy Dalton in the fourth quarter, putting the Bengals ahead 13-10 ... Caught five-for-128 and with one TD Dec 6 at Cleveland, leading team in scrimmage yards ... Caught six-for-132 Dec. 13 vs. Pittsburgh, including a 66-yard TD from AJ McCarron in second quarter ... Suffered back strain in practice the day before Dec. 20th game at San Francisco, and though he started against 49ers, had just one catch for 37 yards, and was removed from play in the second half ... In Wild Card playoff vs. Pittsburgh, his 25-yard TD catch gave Cincinnati a late 16-15 lead with 1:50 to play, but Steelers came back for winning FG.
College: Played three seasons (2008-10) at Georgia, and was a consensus choice after his junior season as nation’s top WR prospect ... In just 32 career games, he posted the third-most receptions (166) and third-most receiving yards (2619) in Bulldogs history ... His 23 TD catches ranked second in program annals ... Named to Georgia’s Team of the Decade ... Playing in only nine games as a junior, he led team with 57 catches, 848 receiving yards and career-best nine TDs ... In 2008, his career-best 963 receiving yards helped earn him SEC Freshman of the Year honors, and on special teams, he blocked a FG attempt vs. Arizona State.
Personal: Hometown is Summerville, S.C. ... Attended Summerville High School, where he was a four-time all-state selection by Associated Press ... Was the only prep junior named to USA Today’s 2006 All-USA team ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Housing major at Georgia, and earned spot on Athletic Director’s academic honor roll ... His initials stand for “Adriel Jeremiah” ... Enjoys playing pool, and is an expert juggler ... Married (wife Miranda), with a son (Easton).