The Trent Green Family Foundation was established by former NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Trent Green to support and develop family-focused programs that improve the health and wellness, education, and the future of Kansas City kids in need. Since 1999, it has donated millions of dollars to help improve the quality of life for thousands of individuals, from all walks of life.
The Trent Green Family Foundation is actively committed to long-term partnerships with: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Phoenix Family, Ronald McDonald House Charities, YMCA’s Challenger Program.
The Trent Green Family Foundation is a component fund of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.
Trent Green grew up in St. Louis, Mo. and went on to play college football for Indiana University where he led the Hoosiers to victory in the 1991 Copper Bowl, scoring two touchdowns, over the Baylor University Bears.
After Trent graduated from I.U. with a Business degree, the San Diego Chargers drafted him in the eighth round. He spent a year in San Diego and part of the following season in the Canadian Football League, with the British Columbia Lions, before landing back in the NFL with the Washington Redskins. During his first three years in D.C. Trent worked his way up the depth chart, and in 1998 he was named the Redskins starting quarterback. Starting in 14 games that season he threw for over 3,400 yards and 23 touchdowns.
The following season Trent returned to his hometown, St. Louis, and helped the Rams earn their first championship by beating the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV. Despite a season-ending knee injury early in the 1999 season Trent returned in 2000 as Kurt Warner’s back-up, and the two combined for a then-NFL record 5,232 passing yards.
In 2001 Trent was traded from the Rams to the Kansas City Chiefs where he was reunited with head coach Dick Vermeil, and experienced his greatest professional success. While with the Chiefs Trent became, at the time, only the fourth NFL quarterback to throw for over 4,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. Dan Fouts, Dan Marino, and Peyton Manning were the only other NFL quarterbacks to have accomplished this feat prior to Trent. Also during his time in Kansas City Trent twice led the Chiefs into the playoffs, and he played in two Pro Bowls.
In 2007 Trent was traded to the Miami Dolphins. He spent a season in Miami before finishing his career back with the St. Louis Rams for a season in 2008. During his 15 year NFL career Trent passed for 28,475 yards and 162 touchdowns while compiling a quarterback rating of 86.0. Trent is currently the chairman of the Trent Green Family Foundation. He and his wife Julie have three children and they reside in the Greater Kansas City Area.