Green with Hawaii in 2010
|No. 15 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
June 23, 1988 |
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||Portland (OR) Benson Poly|
|College:||Butte / Hawaii|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 96|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014|
|Player stats at CFL.ca|
Alexander Denell "Alex" Green (born June 23, 1988) is a gridiron football running back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at The University of Hawaii, and played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL) after being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2011.
Green originally went to Butte College in Oroville, California, the same college that future Packers teammate Aaron Rodgers had played for in 2002. In 2008, Green lead the team to a 12–0 record and the junior college national championship. During that time he had 1,037 yards and 14 touchdowns rushing, he also scored two receiving touchdowns.
University of Hawaii
In his first year at Hawaii, Green played in all thirteen games as a running back. He had 453 yards and two touchdowns rushing, as well as 11 receptions for 98 yards and another touchdown. His best game at the season came against Utah State University, where he rushed for 110 yards on 10 carries (11 yards per carry). The Warriors finished the season 6–7.
During his senior year, Green was featured much more in the Warrior offense. Green rushed for 1,199 yards and 18 touchdowns, both of which place second in Hawaii's single-season rushing leaderboards. During the game against New Mexico State, Green broke the school record for rushing in a game with 327 yards on 19 carries (an average of 17 yards per carry). He was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) player of the week and Capital One Impact Performer of the week.
Green was considered one of the better running back prospects coming into the 2011 NFL Draft. Scouts stated that Green was "thickly built and well-proportioned", with "competitive speed". However, he was also criticized for his ball-control, lack of power, and the fact that he played in "a pass-happy 'pistol' offense featuring wide splits against porous WAC defenses" and that he "was never asked to handle a heavy workload." He was projected to go as early as the third round.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 0 in
|4.53 s||1.56 s||2.60 s||4.15 s||6.91 s||34 in
|9 ft 6 in
|All values from NFL Combine.|
Green Bay Packers
Green was selected by the Packers in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft, with the 96th overall pick. During the 2011 preseason, Green appeared in three games for the Packers; he rushed for 23 yards in 16 attempts (including a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals), and had one reception for 25 yards.
Green made his regular season NFL debut in week 1 of the 2011 season against the New Orleans Saints. He received his first carries at running back during garbage time in week 4 against the Denver Broncos; he had three carries for a total of 11 yards. During week 7, Green injured his knee (torn ACL) and missed the rest of the season, an injury that head coach Mike McCarthy called "very unfortunate".
During the 2012 season, Green had 135 rushing attempts for a total of 464 yards (3.4 yards average), and caught 18 passes for a total of 125 yards (6.9 yards average). He did not play in the Packers' final two regular season games or two postseason games, due to aftereffects of his 2011 knee injury.
Green was released by the Packers on August 31, 2013.
New York Jets
Green was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on September 1, 2013. During the 2013 season, he appeared in 13 games; he had 11 carries for a total of 35 yards, and 2 receptions for a total of 8 yards. In 2014, Green appeared in all four Jets preseason games, but was released on August 30, during final roster cuts.
In February 2017, Green signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. He played in the preseason, was released before the start of the regular season, then rejoined the team following the injury of running back C. J. Gable. Green played in his first CFL game on September 22; in a 24–23 victory over the BC Lions, Green had 13 carries for a total of 140 yards, and 2 receptions for a total of 15 yards.
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- Edwards, Drew (September 21, 2017). "Ticats RB Alex Green gets an unexpected second chance". 3downnation.com. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
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