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2010 May 18
30/1980 BEST PLAYERS: No. 11
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No. 11 Running back Ahman Green (1995-1997)
Second on NU’s all-time rushing list with 3,880 yards, Green’s excellent freshman season - in which he stepped in for Lawrence Phillips without much of a drop-off and gained 1,086 yards - is at times forgotten in the overall greatness of that particular team. His sophomore season chopped short by a difficult turf toe injury, Green rebounded with an extraordinary junior campaign, rushing for 1,877 yards.
He finished with 42 career touchdowns and averaged nearly seven yards per carry during his career. Because Green’s playing career happened to coincide with two of the most prolific running backs in college football history - Texas’ Ricky Williams and Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne - he didn’t win as many awards, nor did he appear on a first-team All-American squad. No matter; Green’s effortless style and big-play ability was only marred by his occasional fumble; even still he only lost one game that he played in during his college career. In the NFL, Green was a five-time Pro Bowler for Green Bay, where he may play again in 2010.
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