Darrell Green is getting involved in local college athletics with another former Washington Redskins player.
George Mason University announced on Monday that Green is joining the school's athletics department as an Associate Athletics Director, Special Assistant to the Athletic Director.
George Mason's athletic director is Brad Edwards, who played for the Redskins for four seasons and is best remembered for twice intercepting Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly in Super Bowl XXVI.
According to the school's press release, Green will work with the department's senior leadership to build and enhance internal and external relationships, engage in fundraising initiatives and collaborate and communicate with constituents across the community.
"You would be hard pressed to find a more accomplished athlete and role model, an advocate for education and a community and civic leader all rolled into one individual than Darrell Green," Edwards said. "Darrell's tremendous commitment to community and to competitive excellence makes him an ideal fit to assist us in the continuing integration of our university into the Washington, DC Metropolitan region. I'm excited for our student-athletes, coaches and the fans of Mason Nation."
Green originally moved to the Washington, D.C., area in 1983 and has watched George Mason grow into the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia with more than 34,000 students.
The school has won two NCAA National Championships while the men's basketball team went through the best Cinderella run in NCAA tournament history in 2006.
"For more than 30 years I have stood as a personal witness to George Mason's journey to the top of its class in local, national and international prominence in the world of academics and sports," said Green. "Throughout my 20-year career with the Washington Redskins, Mason served as my primary home for offseason training. As a longtime advocate and developer of academic enrichment programs for disadvantaged youth throughout the country, as well as formerly serving as special assistant to the director of athletics at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, it gives me great pride to transition from longtime friend of this great university to family member within it."
"I look forward to giving my own personal brand of excellence in integrity, service and ethics toward increasing the resource base of George Mason athletics and to continuing the great tradition of leadership and success that we have all come to experience and expect in the Patriots family."