Name: Roderick Green
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Middle blocker
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
DOB: 3/16/1979
Birthplace: West Monroe, La.
Hometown: West Monroe, La.
College: Oklahoma Christian University
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (8th place)
  • 2004: Paralympic Games in Athens (Track & Field)
  • 2000: Paralympic Games in Sydney (Track & Field)
World Championship Experience
  • 2014: ParaVolley World Championship (10th Place)
  • 2010: Sitting World Championships (10th Place)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (6th Place)
  • 2015: Parapan American Games (Silver)
  • 2012: Intercontinental Cup (8th place)
  • 2011: Parapan American Games (Silver); Continental Cup (8th place)
  • 2009: Parapan American Championship (Gold)
  • 2007: Parapan American Games (Silver)
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  • Has medaled at the Parapan American Games four times (1 Gold, 3x Silver)
  • Competed in the Sydney Paralympics and Athens Paralympics in track and field, winning one silver (200-meter dash) and two bronze medals (long jump; 400-meter dash)
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  • Roderick was born with genetic fibula hemimelia. His leg was amputated below the knee when he was 2 years old
  • Roderick met his wife, Katrin, at the 2004 Paralympics where they were both track athletes. Katrin was competing for Germany. Katrin won the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing and bronze in the 200-meter dash in 2012
  • He played basketball for three years in college
  • Roderick founded a non-profit that raises money to cover the cost of medical care for amputees
Personal: The happiest moment of his life was helping deliver his daughter, Avayah, in 2013...His brother, Keith Earl, competed as a boxer from 1982-89