Name: Roderick Green
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Middle blocker
Height: 6-3
Birthplace: West Monroe, La.
Hometown: West Monroe, La.
High School: West Monroe HS (1997)
College: Oklahoma Christian University (2004; physical education and nutrition)
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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  • MOST NOTABLE
  • Named USA Volleyball 2016 Male Sitting Player of the Year
  • 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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  • DID YOU KNOW
  • Was born with genetic fibula hemimelia. His leg was amputated below the knee when he was 2 years old
  • 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
  • Payed basketball on scholarship for three years in college
  • Roderick founded a non-profit that raises money to cover the cost of medical care for amputees
Personal: Father's name is Benjamin Green, Sr. Mother's name is Lucille Carter... Has brothers named Keith, Dwayne, Ron, Stanley, Benjamin Jr. and Cordell... Has sisters named Devanna, Yavette, Treona, LaToya, Tameka and Wonda ...The happiest moment of his life was helping deliver his daughter, Avayah, in 2013... Brother, Keith Earl, competed as a boxer from 1982-89... Founded a non-profit that helps people raise money for medical needs, mainly amputees, by holding basketball events to raise money