Indiana RB transferring to Ole Miss

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, the top running back for the Indiana Hoosiers the past two seasons, has opted to transfer to Ole Miss. He will enroll at UM this semester and will have to sit out the 2005 season. The '05 season will count as his redshirt year.

When Indiana Coach Gerri DiNardo was fired at the end of the 2004 football campaign, star Running Back BenJarvus Green-Ellis felt like a man without a home.

He has found one now - at Ole Miss.

The talented Green-Ellis, from St. Augustine HS in New Orleans, burst on the college football scene in 2003 as a true freshman, earning Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors from The Sporting News after raning third in the conference in rushing, averaging 98.0 yards per game agaisnt conference opposition. He finished his true freshman campaign with 225 carries for 938 yards and seven TDs.

Green-Ellis had 203 yards rushing against Penn State his frosh year. He also gained 155 yards against Purdue and 136 yards against Northwestern.

The 5-11, 211-pounder followed up his sterling effort with a solid sophomore year. He gained 794 yards on 231 carries.

Green-Ellis will go through spring training with the Rebels.

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