Alex Green

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Alex Green
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Green with Hawaii in 2010
Free agent
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-23) June 23, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth: Portland, Oregon
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Portland (OR) Benson Poly
College: Hawaii
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 96
Career history
Roster status: International
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Rushing Yards: 510
Rushing Avg: 3.4
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at
Player stats at

Alexander Denell "Alex" Green (born June 23, 1988) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at The University of Hawaii. He was considered one of the better running back prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft.[1] He was drafted third round, 96th overall, by the Green Bay Packers in the 2011 NFL Draft.[2]

High school[edit]

Green graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland, Oregon, in 2006. During his senior season at Benson, he rushed for 1,134 yards and 14 touchdowns to earn first-team All-PIL honors.[3]


Butte College[edit]

Green originally went to Butte College in Oroville, California, the same college that future Packers teammate Aaron Rodgers played for.[4] In 2008, Green lead the team to a 12-0 record and the junior college national championship.[5] During that time he had 1,037 yards and 14 touchdowns rushing, he also scored two receiving touchdowns.[6]

University of Hawaii[edit]

After two years, Green transferred to the University of Hawaii at Manoa as an oncoming junior where he became an integral part of their spread offense for the Hawaii Warriors


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).[6] 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).[7] 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.[1] Scouts stated that Green was "thickly built and well-proportioned", with "competitive speed".[8] 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." [8] He was projected to go as early as the third round.

Pre-draft measureables[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
225 lb
(102 kg)
4.53 s 1.56 s 2.60 s 4.15 s 6.91 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
20 reps 13 [9]
All values from NFL Combine.[10]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Green was selected in the third round with 96th overall pick by the Packers.[11] He made his regular season debut 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 11 yards and a touchdown vs the Arizona Cardinals. After Week 7, Green injured his knee and missed the rest of the season, an injury that head coach Mike McCarthy called "very unfortunate".[12]

Green was released by the Packers on August 31, 2013.[13]

New York Jets[edit]

Green was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on September 1, 2013.[14] Green was released by the Jets on August 30, 2014 during final roster cuts.[15]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

On May 9, 2017, Green signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.


  1. ^ a b NFL Draft Scout
  2. ^ "Packers Select Alex Green, RB - Hawaii, as The 96th Overall Pick". Green Bay Packers. April 29, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ "NFL Draft: Green Bay's Round 3-pick, running back Alex Green, out of Benson High School". OregonLive. April 30, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Alex Green". Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Packers familiar with Alex Green's Former stomping grounds". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "University of Hawai'i at Manoa Athletics Department- 2010 football roster". Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ Guzman, Fred. "Green's 327-yard outburst lifts Hawaii to No. 25". November 29, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Green Bay Packers draft profile: Hawaii RB Alex Green". Green Bay Press Gazette. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Draft Prospect- Alex Green". Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  10. ^ "NFL Combine Profiles: Alex Green". Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Green Bay Packers: Alex Green". Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ "NFL local ties, Week 7: Injuries end season for Alex Green, Walter Thurmond; A.J. Feeley gets a start". The Oregonian. October 24, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Packers cut RB Green, TE Mulligan". Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  14. ^ Lange, Randy (1 September 2013). "3 Arrive Via Waivers; 7 Added to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  15. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 

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