2013 BYU Football Newcomers: Billy Green

Here at Lawless Republic we will be profiling all the 2013 signees & return missionaries who will be joining the BYU Football team this season.  This will be a daily feature on the site as we count down to Fall Camp.

Billy Green

Seattle, WA; Kings High School

6-1, 191

Before BYU: Prolific passer, running threat, hard work, dynamic leader.  Those were the qualities that Heraldnet.com labeled Green as the signal caller of King’s High School.  Green earned The Herald’s All-Area Football Player of the Year –covers Sammamish & Everett counties in Washington-.

Green led the Knights to a 20-4 record as a starter.  In his senior season, Green took the Knights to an 11-1 record throwing for 3,006 yards and running for 432.

Green caught the attention of BYU coaches at their Quarterback camp in the summer of 2012. Green was the MVP of 25 invited QBs to participate in the camp.  After that performance, Green received an offer and committed to the Cougars days later.

Wanting the opportunity to compete for the new Quarterback position, Green signed early and enrolled in school this past January.


What pops off the film to me with Green is his ability to make throws on the run.  Sometimes doesn’t sit in the pocket long enough, but his accuracy is laser sharp.

When Green lines up in Shotgun, reminds me of former BYU QB star, Max Hall.  They both have similar size.

Expectations in 2013: Redshirt

Green has had a great opportunity to learn the program and the playbook this season.  But in 2013, Taysom Hill & Ammon Olsen are going to be the top two Quarterbacks.  Sitting out and taking everything in this season will suit Green well.  A Non-LDS kid, Green will have the opportunity to get comfortable with the school and the football program.

The potential in BYU career: High

Anytime BYU signs a Quarterback, the potential is always expected to be off the charts.  Green however, was a two-star recruit with not many offers so people have kind of slept on the talented Seattle native.

Green’s pin-point accuracy will fit very nicely in Robert Anae’s offensive attack.  John Beck and Max Hall had great accuracy in the intermediate passing game while at BYU, which is a staple with Anae offenses.  Green is a perfect fit for that.

BYU won’t be signing a Quarterback in the 2014 class, and if anything were to happen to Taysom Hill or Ammon Olsen look for this talented kid to have an opportunity to play.  But I would expect Green becomes a starter eventually.  Likely in his Junior season.  When BYU was considered the Quarterback factory back in the 80s, those players usually didn’t start till their Junior or Senior seasons.

Tags: Ammon Olsen Billy Green John Beck Max Hall Robert Anae Taysom Hill

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