Green, a cornerback who played at Texas A&I, was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection with the Washington Redskins during a 20-year NFL career. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. Young, a quarterback from Brigham Young, played most of his career with the San Francisco 49ers and led the NFL in passing a record-tying six times. A former Super Bowl MVP, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Other NCAA Silver Anniversary selections were Dietre Collins-Parker of Hawaii in volleyball and basketball; Mark Fusco of Harvard, ice hockey; Butch Graves of Yale, basketball; and Kathy McMinn of Georgia, gymnastics.