Coming into his third year with the team and second under Tommy Tuberville's offense, running back Tion Green looks to step up and make an even bigger impact this season. Compared to playing in only three games in his freshman season under Butch Jones' leadership, Tuberville utilized him in different schemes in eleven games last season.
Last season under Tuberville's fast-paced spread offense, Green racked up 412 yards off of 91 carries and scored seven touchdowns. His best outing of the season came against the Temple Owls when he amassed 91 yards on 18 carries and added two touchdowns.
Coming out from Lake Brantley High School, Green was ranked as a three-star recruit by Scout.com. Green also earned first-team all-state honors in Florida 8A.
Insider caught up with Green after football practice to talk about the upcoming football season and his plans on making a bigger impact on the offense.
"Honestly it's a great feeling to get out there on the football field because it gives all of us a chance to stay fresh and focused on the upcoming season," Green said. "I would say that we would be ready to start the season now, but we have a few more kinks to work out individually and team-wise."
Green currently stands at six feet and weighing in around the 220-225 pound range. He was asked how it feels to be the 'Bruiser' back complimented with scatbacks Hosey Williams and Ralph David Abernathy IV.
"Well, I wouldn't classify myself as the bruiser back of the group. But...if you want to put me in that group, I'm totally fine with that. I just step up for my team when they need me to whether it be that extra one yard or five yards. I step up for my team whether it be on the field or on the sideline keeping team morale high."
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