Summerville, S.C. - Former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver AJ Green recently announced his retirement from the NFL after a illustrious career spanning over a decade. The announcement brings to an end a remarkable journey for the Summerville, South Carolina native who is widely regarded as one of the greatest wide receivers of his generation.
Green was born and raised in Summerville and attended Summerville High School, where he excelled in football and basketball. He went on to play college football at the University of Georgia, where he became a star and was later selected fourth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Over the course of his NFL career, Green established himself as one of the most dominant wide receivers in the league. He was selected to seven Pro Bowls and was named to the All-Pro team twice. In addition, he ranks third all-time in Bengals history in receiving yards and touchdowns, and he holds several Bengals records, including the most 100-yard receiving games in a single season.
Green's impact on the NFL cannot be overstated, but his impact on his hometown of Summerville is equally significant. He remains a beloved figure in the town, where he is remembered as a standout athlete in high school and as a humble and gracious professional athlete. Many young athletes in Summerville look up to Green as a role model and an inspiration.
Green's retirement from the NFL marks the end of an era, but his impact on the sport and on his hometown will endure for many years to come. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest wide receivers of his generation and as a true son of Summerville.