TULSA'S GREEN WORKS THE MANNING PASSING ACADEMY
July 9, 2013
Tulsa, Okla. - The University of Tulsa quarterback Cody Green will serve his third year as a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy, July 11-14, on the campus of Nicholls State in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Green enters his senior season for the Hurricane after transferring from the University of Nebraska. In his first season quarterbacking the Hurricane, Green led Tulsa to an 11-3 record, Conference USA Championship and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Championship in 2012.
The 6'4", 247-pound signal caller threw for 2,592 yards and 17 touchdowns during the 2012 campaign. Green had six 200+ yard passing games and had a career-best 413 yards and three TDs against SMU.
He started 13 games, missing the Rice contest with an injury, and posted a10-3 record as a starter, thus giving him an overall 14-3 collegiate record as the starting quarterback. Green posted a 4-0 mark as the starter at Nebraska before transferring to Tulsa.
The Manning Passing Academy mission is to create an environment of greater understanding of, and the proficiency with, the fundamentals, techniques, skills, motivation and sportsmanship necessary for success at the individual offensive skill positions in the sport of football, while expanding the overall knowledge and strategy of offensive play and defensive coverage.
For almost four decades the Manning family and the quarterback position have been practically synonymous with one another. As such, their summer vacations always revolve around the Annual Manning Passing Academy, which is a family owned and managed football camp that embraces the basic fundamentals of football while catering to the offensive skill positions of running back, tight end, wide receiver and, of course, quarterback.
This is the 18th summer for the Manning Passing Academy and the eighth year held at Nicholls State.
"This is a great place for a quarterback," said Green. "There's every top college quarterback in the nation from the east to the west coast, as every different offense represented, and there are some NFL players that work the camp. This is a great chance to pick their brains, and of course, Archie Manning, who runs the camp. He's a Hall of Famer that you get a chance to sit down and converse with him each day."
"It's also an opportunity for us to pass our knowledge onto kids who literally come from across the world. It's a great chance to meet a lot of cool people and really learn football," added Green.
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