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CareerTimeline

Most Notable

  • Volleyball icon Named USA Volleyball 2016 Male Sitting Player of the Year
  • Volleyball icon Has medaled at the Parapan American Games four times (1 Gold, 3x Silver)
  • Volleyball icon 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)

Events

  • Medal 2019 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships
  • 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
  • flag 2016 ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup
  • Medal 2015 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag 2012 Intercontinental Cup
  • Medal 2011 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag 2011 Continental Cup
  • Medal 2009 Parapan American Championship - Gold
  • Medal 2007 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens (Track & Field)
  • 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney (Track & Field)

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Was born with genetic fibula hemimelia. His leg was amputated below the knee when he was 2 years old
  • Volleyball icon Founded a nonprofit that helps people raise money for medical needs, mainly amputees, by holding basketball events to raise money
  • Volleyball icon Played basketball on scholarship for three years in college
  • Volleyball icon 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
  • Volleyball icon Parent are Benjamin Green, Sr. and Lucille Carter, Brothers are Keith, Dwayne, Ron, Stanley, Benjamin Jr. and Cordell, Sisters are Devanna, Yavette, Treona, LaToya, Tameka and Wonda
  • What was the happiest moment of your life?When I was helping deliver my daughter, Avayah, in 2013
  • On growing up with a large family"Doctors amputated my foot when I was 2. I'm one of 14 children, and so growing up for me it's been, 'you are one of us.' There's no 'you have a disability.' There's no 'you're different.' We had cows, horses, pigs, and lived in the ghetto at the same time. And (if they decided) 'we want to dig a two-foot hole, put your leg in it, and cover that hole back up and watch you pop out of your leg and hop all the way home to to cry to mom and dad' (that) was kind of my life. That's what my brothers and sisters did because they got a kick out of it. ... I was treated like no one different."