Mark Green Athlete, post-1970

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Mar 6, 2011 5 Comments ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, post-1970

Mark was a running back at the University of Notre Dame and for the Chicago Bears in the NFL. He won championships at both the high school and collegiate level and became an accomplished professional in the business world after his sports career was over.

Riverside Connection:
Polytechnic High School

All-CIF on championship team at Poly HS (1984)
Played on 12-0 National Championship team at Notre Dame (1988)
5th round selection in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears
Serves as Chairperson for the NFL Players Association Scholarship Program


  1. Walt Witczak says:

    Congratulations on your honorable selection to the Riverside Sports Hall of Fame! I remember when I helped coach the Poly High basketball team that I was impressed by your positive character and unselfish personality….and you were just a young man then! You have always been a very good athlete that worked hard to make it to that next level. Congratulations once again and God Bless!

    • Bill Hayes says:

      Hi Walt, enjoyed your comments to Mark Green. We both know what an outstanding person he was even at that young age. Hope all is good for you. Coach Hayes

  2. Bill Hayes says:

    Hi Mark, Congratulations on your selection to the Riverside Sports Hall of Fame. You are very deserving of this honor. It was a pleasure being your coach on the Poly High JV baskeyball for two years. Not only were you an outstanding player but your outstanding attitude and work ethic contributed greatly to the success of the team. Again, congratulations and good luck. I hope I get a chance to see you Sunday evening. Coach Hayes

  3. Bridgette hinchen says:

    Congrats….riverside, san Bernardino..Compton

  4. Heather McNeil-Morris says:

    Congratulations Mark. Went to poly high with you and then you went to my all time favorite NFL team the Chicago bears. Very proud and happy for you!