Roy Green to join Cardinals' Ring of Honor

Posted at 4:21 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 19:21:16-04

Former St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals wide receiver Roy Green will join the Arizona Cardinals' Ring of Honor during the upcoming season.

Green, who played for the franchise from 1979-90, was a two-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro when the team played in St. Louis. He had 1,097 receiving yards and seven touchdowns during the Cardinals' inaugural season in Arizona in 1988.

Green, who is now 58 years old, is No. 2 in Cardinals franchise history in receiving yards (8,496) and receiving touchdowns (66), and fourth all-time in receptions (522).

Green was also an outstanding kickoff returner. He set a then-NFL record as a rookie in 1979 with a 106-yard kickoff return for a touchdown -- a franchise record that was broken by another rookie, running back David Johnson, who returned a kickoff 108 yards for a score last season.

Green, who lives in the Valley and has served as a radio analyst for the Cardinals, will become the team's 16th Ring of Honor member. He will be inducted at halftime of the Cardinals' home game against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 2.

The complete list of Cardinals Ring of Honor inductees can be found here.