Nunnsense | Ibn Green Deserves To Have His Jersey Honored

Photo Credit:  COURIER-JOURNAL- Michael Hayman (1997)

I know that every one of you have seen the Honored Jerseys that adorn Cardinal Stadium. I look up at those honored Jerseys every single time I am in that stadium. Often times I find myself reminiscing about the days that some of those guys played. Contrary to popular belief at CSZ, I am not old enough to have seen all of them play. However, I have seen most of them.

*Editors Note*

Ibn was one half of the greatest TE tandem in Louisville Football history….Jeff! Stop trying to boot me out….

Maybe it’s just me but after reminiscing about those guys, I can’t help but think why  Ibn Green isn’t up there. Am I the only one who thinks that? Surely not. OK, I’ll stop calling you Shirley.

Here are the current honored jerseys

  • Bruce Armstrong
  • Deion Branch
  • Jeff Brohm
  • Ray Buchanan
  • Doug Buffone
  • Elvis Dumervil
  • Anthony Floyd
  • Ernie Green
  • Tom Jackson
  • Joe Jacoby
  • Otto Knop
  • Stefan LeFors
  • Lenny Lyles
  • Sam Madison
  • Frank Minnifield
  • Roman Oben
  • Dave Ragone
  • Chris Redmon
  • Dwayne Woodruff
  • Otis Wilson
  • Howard Stevens
  • Ted Washington
  • Johnny Unitas (Retired Jersey)


I know some of you will say that all of us at CSZ are just partial to Ibn because he is frequently on our podcast and has been a special correspondent for us at football events. Well, we do like and appreciate him as a friend but I think his on the field accomplishments speak for themselves and are more that worthy to have his jersey honored. Earlier in the week there was an announcement that may make this come to fruition summer than later.

Ibn is the best tight end in school history. While Jamie Asher was very good, it’s not close. Ibn was the best and deserves to be honored. Proof below…


Louisville School Records*

Receiving Touchdowns

  • Game: 5, Anthony Cummings, Cincinnati, 1990
  • Season: 12, Tutu Atwell, 2019; Devante Parker, 2012; Ibn Green, 1998
  • Career: 33, Devante Parker, 2011-14; Ibn Green, 1996-99

 Career Receptions

  1. 300 Arnold Jackson 1997-00
  2. 217 Ibn Green 1996-99
  3. 186 J.R. Russell 2001-04

Career Receiving Yards

  1. 3,670 Arnold Jackson 1997-00
  2. 2,924 Harry Douglas 2004-07
  3. 2,830 Ibn Green 1996-99
  4. 2,775 DeVante Parker 2011-14

Individual Game Receptions

15 – Arnold Jackson (Cincinnati, 1999); Ibn Green (East Carolina, 1998)

Receiving Touchdowns By A Tight End

  • Season: 12, Ibn Green, 1998
  • Career: 33, Ibn Green, 1996-99

Receptions By A Tight End

  • Season: 70, Jamie Asher, 1994 (Ibn’s best season was 60, 1999)
  • Career: 217, Ibn Green, 1996-99

Receiving Yards By A Tight End

  • Season: 884, Ibn Green, 1998
  • Career: 2,830, Ibn Green, 1996-99

Ibn was voted first team All American in 1999 ( AFCA).

* All stats from UofL football 2020 Media Guide

As Always, GO CARDS!

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