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Alex Green

Tailback

University of Hawaii Warriors

No. 25

6:00.1-220

Portland, Oregon

Butte Community College

Benson Polytechnic High School

When a team turns in the NCAA's top-ranked passing offense, its running back often goes unnoticed. Alex Green found himself in just that situation as a senior, but may be one of the most underrated ball carriers in the nation.

In 2010, Green became just the seventh player in Hawaii history to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark and the first since Travis Sims in 1992. The feat is even more impressive considering the Warriors boasted the nation's No. 1 ranked aerial attack (394.29 ypg) and threw the ball 66.74 percent of the time.

Green provided the Warriors offense with an improved ability to score inside the red zone. In 2009, Hawaii finished with the country's third-ranked pass offense (337.0 ypg), but an inability to finish drives saw them place 89th in scoring (22.77 ppg). But that changed when Green started handling the load as a senior.

In 2010, the Warriors produced the nation's 10th-ranked scoring offense, as they averaged 39.57 points per contest. Green contributed 18 touchdown runs, including 12 inside the red zone with nine of those coming on goal-line snaps. The tailback averaged 8.14 points per game to place fifth in the Western Athletic Conference in scoring.

Despite playing just two seasons at Hawaii, Green ranks 12th all-time at the school with 1,652 yards rushing. He placed second behind Travis Sims (1,498; 1992) on the school's season-record chart with 1,199 rushing yards in 2010. Green also accomplished a feat never reached by a Warriors back, as he racked up 327 yards rushing vs. New Mexico State (2010) to shatter Pete Wilson's 60-year old Hawaii game-record (270 vs. BYU in 1950).

Green was a standout tailback at Benson Polytechnic High School, where as a senior, he earned first-team all-league honors after rushing for 1,134 yards and 14 touchdowns. In one contest that season, he set a school game-record with 197 yards on 15 carries (13.13 ypc).

After his senior campaign, Green collected 85 yards during the Les Schwab Bowl and was named Most Valuable Player of the annual prep all-star game. He garnered some interest from Division I schools, but poor study habits prevented him from securing a scholarship. The tailback elected to continue his football career at the junior college level, hoping to parlay a successful stint there into a Division I scholarship.

Green enrolled at Butte Community College in 2007 and was the team's second-leading rusher as a true freshman. He collected 519 yards and three touchdowns on 105 carries (4.95 ypc), while adding eight yards on his only reception.

The following season, Green earned first-team all-region and all-league honors while helping Butte to a perfect 12-0 record and the 2008 national championship title. The sophomore collected 1,037 yards with 14 touchdowns on 223 carries (4.65 ypc) and added 149 yards and two more scores on eight receptions (18.63 ypc).

Green was rated a three-star junior college prospect by recruiting services Rivals.com and Scout.com. Still, he failed to grab the attention of NCAA major college programs. He had originally committed to Liberty University, a Gootball Championship Subdivision school until Butte teammate and Hawaii commit Lametrius Davis urged the Warriors' coaching staff to take a look at him. Impressed with what they saw, Hawaii decided to offer Green a scholarship and the tailback gladly accepted.

Green enrolled at the University of Hawaii in 2009 and spent his first season as a reserve tailback behind starter Leon Wright-Jackson. He played in all thirteen games and finished second on the team with 453 yards and two touchdowns on 86 carries (5.27 ypc). He added 98 yards and another score on eleven receptions (8.91 ypc) and 17 yards on a kickoff return.

With Wright-Jackson's graduation, Green assumed starting tailback duties as a senior in 2010 and had one of the most productive seasons ever by a Warriors back. He garnered second-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors and was twice named the WAC's offensive player of the week (vs. Utah State and New Mexico State). He was also the recipient of Hawaii Warrior Club honors at the team's postseason awards banquet.

Green started all fourteen games as a senior and delivered 1,199 yards with 18 touch-downs on just 146 carries (8.21 ypc). He added 363 yards and another score on 27 catches (13.44 ypc), totaling 1,562 all-purpose yards. The tailback placed sixth in the Western Athletic Conference in rushing (85.64 ypg) and tenth in all-purpose yardage (111.57 ypg).

Career notes

Green played in 27 games at Hawaii, starting his final 14 contests at tailback…Carried 232 times for 1,652 yards (7.12 ypc) and 20 touchdowns...Recorded 38 receptions for 461 yards (12.13 ypc) and two more scores…Returned one kickoff for 17 yards…Accumulated 2,130 all-purpose yards on 271 plays (7.86 avg), averaging 78.89 yards per game…Added two solo tackles…Green ranks12th all-time at Hawaii with 1,652 rushing yards…He placed second behind Travis Sims (1,498; 1992) on the school's season-record chart with 1,199 rushing yards in 2010…Shattered Pete Wilson's Hawaii record (270 vs. Brigham Young in 1950) with 327 rushing yards vs. New Mexico State in 2010, as that mark ties Chance Kretschmer of Nevada (vs. Texas-El Paso in 2001) as the third-highest game total in Western Athletic Conference history behind LaDainian Tomlinson of Texas Christian (406 vs. Texas-El Paso in 1999) and Marshall Faulk of San Diego State (386 vs. Pacific in 1991)…Tied Jamal Farmer's school season-record (1989) with 18 rushing touchdowns in 2010…Green ranks sixth on Hawaii's season-record list with 1,562 all-purpose yards in 2010…His 327 all-purpose yards vs. New Mexico State in 2010 place second in Hawaii game annals, topped only by Chad Owens (342 vs. Brigham Young in 2001).

2010 season

All-Western Athletic Conference second-team selection…Recipient of Hawaii Warrior Club honors…Earned WAC Offensive Player of the Week honors vs. Utah State and New Mexico State…Started all 14 games and led the team with 1,199 yards and 18 touchdowns on 146 carries (8.21 ypc)…Produced 49 first down runs on 146 attempts (33.56%), as he converted 4-of-14 third-down carries (28.57%)…Had 36 carries that gained at least 10 yards (24.66%), including 16 that went for 20 yards or longer (10.96%)…In addition to his 18 touchdown runs, Green had key rushing attempts that set up six touchdown drives and five others that ended in field goals, as he scored 114 points…On 32-of-128 non-touchdown carries (25%), it took more than one defender to bring him down…Tackled behind the line of scrimmage 16 times (10.96%) for combined losses of 36 yards, and stopped for no gain on seven other carries (4.80%)…Registered 37 of his carries inside the red zone (25.34%), including 23 on goal-line plays (15.75%)…Caught 27-of-34 passes targeted to him (79.41%) for 363 yards (13.44 ypc) and one touchdown, producing 14 first downs and converting 1-of-5 third-down passes (20%), as 12 of his receptions gained at least 10 yards, including seven that went for 20 yards or longer, as he set up six other touchdowns drives and one that resulted in a field goal…Accumulated 1,562 all-purpose yards on 173 plays (9.03 avg), as he ranked 10th in the Western Athletic Conference and 61st nationally with an average of 111.57 yards per game…Placed sixth in the league and 42nd in the country with 85.64 yards rushing per game…Finished fifth in the conference and 35th in the nation in scoring, posting 8.14 points per game…Placed second behind Travis Sims (1,498; 1992) on the school's season-record chart with 1,199 rushing yards…Shattered Pete Wilson's Hawaii record (270 vs. Brigham Young in 1950) with 327 rushing yards vs. New Mexico State, as that mark ties Chance Kretschmer of Nevada (vs. Texas-El Paso in 2001) as the third-highest game total in Western Athletic Conference history behind LaDainian Tomlinson of Texas Christian (406 vs. Texas-El Paso in 1999) and Marshall Faulk of San Diego State (386 vs. Pacific in 1991)…Tied Jamal Farmer's school season-record (1989) with 18 rushing touchdowns…Ranks sixth on Hawaii's annual record list with 1,562 all-purpose yards…His 327 all-purpose yards vs. New Mexico State placed second in Hawaii game annals, topped only by Chad Owens (342 vs. Brigham YoungU in 2001).

2010 game analysis

Southern California…Green made the most out of his nine carries, opening the season with 66 yards and a score…The tailback broke off a 29-yard run to the opponent's 14 in the field quarter, setting up a field goal that capped a 10-play, 73-yard drive…In the third quarter, he finished off a 12-play, 84-yard series by plunging into the end zone from a yard out…Green Player Offensive Impact-The running back produced three first-down runs, as he gained at least 10 yards on two carries, including one for 20 yards or longer…Had crucial carries that led to one other field goal drive…He had two runs inside the red zone on goal-line snaps…It took more than one defender to stop him on 2-of-8 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 129 yards with one touchdown on 29 carries (4.4 ypc) and generated 588 total yards on 78 snaps (7.5 avg).

Army…In the first quarter, Green contributed a 15-yard run during a seven-play, 50-yard series that ended in a touchdown pass from Bryant Moniz to Rodney Bradley…Early in the second frame, he caught a 23-yard pass before Bryant hit Kealoha Pilares…He capped a four-yard, 65-yard possession in the third quarter with a three-yard touchdown run...The tailback managed 40 yards on six carries and 29 yards on two receptions…Green Player Offensive Impact-The running back produced three first-down runs, as he gained at least 10 yards on two carries…Had crucial carries that led to one other touchdown drive…He had one run inside the red zone on a goal-line snap…It took more than one defender to stop him on 2-of-5 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 10 yards with one touchdown on 11 carries (0.9 ypc) and generated 353 total yards on 48 snaps (7.4 avg).

Colorado…Green contributed just three yards on six carries and added 16 yards on three receptions…The tailback caught an 18-yard pass during an 11-play, 76-yard possession in the third quarter that resulted in a field goal…Green Player Offensive Impact-The running back converted 0-of-2 third-down attempts…He had two runs inside the red zone on goal-line snaps…It took more than one defender to stop him on 5-of-6 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained seven yards with no touchdowns on 13 carries (0.5 ypc) and generated 337 total yards on 55 snaps (6.1 avg).

Charleston Southern…Green caught a pass from Bryant Moniz during the game's opening drive and took it 31 yards inside the opponent's territory, leading to an 18-yard scoring toss from Moniz to Kealoha Pilares…In the second quarter, he caught another pass and burst 66 yards to the end zone…The tailback capped a nine-play, 48-yard drive a series later with a one-yard touchdown run on third-&-goal…Green finished with 24 yards on four carries and 97 yards on two receptions…Green Player Offensive Impact-The running back produced first-down runs, as he converted -of- third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on carries…Had crucial carries that led to other touchdown drives…He had runs inside the red zone, including on goal-line snaps…It took more than one defender to stop him on -of- non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 93 yards with two touch-downs on 23 carries (4.0 ypc) and generated 583 total yards on 65 snaps (9.0 avg).

Louisiana Tech…The senior delivered 19 yards on six carries and nine more yards on three receptions…He caught seven-yard pass on a second-&-4 in the first quarter, but the drive would end in a punt…Green lost two fumbles, neither of which resulted in a score for the opposition…Green Player Offensive Impact-It took more than one defender to stop him on 1-of-6 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 115 yards with one touch-down on 22 carries (5.2 ypc) and generated 647 total yards on 80 snaps (8.1 avg).

Fresno State…Green accounted for three scores and 165 all-purpose yards, as he gained 96 yards on 13 carries and 69 yards on three receptions…In the first quarter, the tailback caught a 16-yard pass on second-&-13, leading to a 30-yard touchdown pass from Bryant Moniz to Greg Salas…He caught another pass late in the second frame and took it 46 yards to the opponent's eight before Salas caught another scoring pass two play later to finish off the five-play, 71-yard series…In the third quarter, Green took a handoff and burst 38 yards to the end zone to cap a four-play, 62-yard possession…He contributed 31 yards on two carries a series later, including a 14-yard touchdown run…During a fourth quarter possession, the senior converted a third-&-5 with a 7-yard reception and then completed the 11-play, 74-yard series with a two-yard scoring run on third-&-goal…Green Player Offensive Impact-The running back produced six first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-2 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on five carries, including one for 20 yards or longer…He had three runs inside the red zone, including two on goal-line snaps… It took more than one defender to stop him on 4-of-10 non-touchdown rushing attempts… The team gained 96 yards with three touchdowns on 18 carries (5.3 ypc) and generated 472 total yards on 67 snaps (7.0 avg).

Utah State…The tailback tallied 172 yards with four scores on 14 carries and 24 more yards on four receptions, earning Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance…During a first quarter possession, Green contributed 38 yards and three first downs, including a two-yard touchdown run that capped the 12-play, 91-yard series…Early in the second quarter, the tailback finished off a 12-play, 59-yard drive with a 17-yard scoring run…The tailback added two big touchdown runs in the second half, as he burst 36 yards to the end zone for the score in the third frame and broke off a 60-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter…Green Player Offensive Impact-The running back produced seven first-down runs, as he converted 0-of-1 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on four carries, including two for 20 yards or longer…He had four runs inside the red zone, including two on goal-line snaps…It took more than one defender to stop him on 5-of-10 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 216 yards with four touchdowns on 29 carries (7.4 ypc) and generated 605 total yards on 72 snaps (8.4 avg).

Idaho…Green posted 74 yards with one score on 10 carries…He set up a field goal drive in the first quarter with a 37-yard touchdown run to the opponent's 12…In the second frame, the tailback capped a five-play, 80-yard series with a one-yard touchdown plunge…Green Player Offensive Impact-The tailback produced three first-down runs, as he converted 0-of-1 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on two carries, including one for 20 yards or longer…Had crucial carries that led to one other field goal drive…Had five runs inside the red zone, including three on goal-line snaps…It took more than one defender to stop him on 2-of-9 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 141 yards with two touchdowns on 26 carries (5.4 ypc) and generated 494 total yards on 70 snaps (7.1 avg).

Boise State…Green managed 107 yards on 10 carries, including a 54-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that capped a four-play, 66-yard possession…Green Player Offensive Impact-The running back produced four first-down runs, as he gained at least 10 yards on three carries, including two for 20 yards or longer…It took more than one defender to stop him on 2-of-9 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 45 yards with one touchdown on 22 carries (2.0 ypc) and generated 196 total yards on 57 snaps (3.4 avg).

San Jose State…The tailback managed 36 yards with a score on eight carries, but added 93 yards on four receptions…He capped a seven-play, 98-yard drive in the second quarter with a three-yard touchdown run…Green caught a pass and took it 39 yards inside the opponent's territory to set up a 37-yard scoring pass from Bryant Moniz to Kealoha Pilares in the third quarter…Green Player Offensive Impact-The running back produced two first-down runs, as he gained at least 10 yards on two carries…He had one run inside the red zone on a goal-line snap…The team gained 33 yards with one touchdown on 16 carries (2.1 ypc) and generated 626 total yards on 66 snaps (9.5 avg).

New Mexico State…Green shattered Pete Wilson's 60-year old Hawaii game- record (270 yards vs. Brigham Young in 1950) with 327 yards and three scores on 19 carries. His effort garnered Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season…In the first quarter, he capped a seven-play, 72-yard series with an 11-yard touchdown run and broke off a 30-yard gain a series later to set up a field goal…Early in the second frame, Green rushed for a 62-yard gain to the opponent's 12, leading to a touchdown pass from Bryant Moniz to Chizzy Dimude…Later that quarter, he broke loose for a 45-yard scoring run to completed a quick two-play, 54-yard series…The senior added his final score with a 33-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter…Green Player Offensive Impact-The running back produced eight first-down runs, as he gained at least 10 yards on seven carries, including six for 20 yards or longer…Had crucial carries that led to two other touchdown drives and another that ended in a field goal…He had three runs inside the red zone, including one on a goal-line snap…It took more than one defender to stop him on 2-of-16 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 291 yards with three touchdowns on 23 carries (12.7 ypc) and generated 606 total yards on 54 snaps (11.2 avg).

Nevada-Las Vegas…The senior closed out the regular season with his fourth 100-yard performance, as he rushed 15 times for 136 yards and a score…In the second quarter, Green plunged into the end zone from a yard out on a first-&-goal attempt…During a third quarter series, the tailback converted a third-&-3 with a 23-yard run and added a 37-yard gain on the ground a play later before Bryant Moniz found Kealoha Pilares for a three-yard touchdown to cap the seven-play, 74-yard possession…Green Player Offensive Impact-The running back produced seven first-down runs, as he converted 1-of-3 third-down attempts and gained at least 10 yards on five carries, including two for 20 yards or longer…Had crucial carries that led to three other touchdown drives…He had four runs inside the red zone, including three on goal-line snaps…The team gained 183 yards with four touchdowns on 28 carries (6.5 ypc) and generated 606 total yards on 74 snaps (8.2 avg).

Tulsa (Hawaii Bowl)…Green contributed 31 yards on 13 carries, including a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter that capped a three-play, 75-yard possession…He added a 20-yard reception in the fourth quarter that set up a 33-yard scoring toss from Bryant Moniz to Royce Pollard…Green Player Offensive Impact-The running back produced two first-down runs, as he converted 0-of-1 third-down attempts…He had six runs inside the red zone, including three on goal-line snaps…It took more than one defender to stop him on 2-of-12 non-touchdown rushing attempts…The team gained 71 yards with two touch-downs on 27 carries (2.6 ypc) and generated 550 total yards on 83 snaps (6.6 avg).

2009 season

Played in all 13 games as a reserve tailback and ranked second on the team with 453 yards and two touchdowns on 86 carries (5.27 ypc)…Caught 11 passes for 98 yards (8.91 ypc) and one touchdown…Returned on kickoff for 17 yards…Amassed 569 all-purpose yards on 98 plays (5.80 avg), averaging 43.69 yards per game.

2009 game highlights

Made his Hawaii debut with 17 yards on five carries vs. Central Arkansas…Followed the up with 59 yards on nine carries vs. Washington State, including 44-yard touchdown run…Had a two-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter vs. Nevada-Las Vegas, totaling 10 yards on three carries…Gained seven yards on three carries vs. Louisiana Tech…Carried twice for no gain vs. Fresno State and added four yards on a reception…Gained six yards on two carries vs. Idaho…Had 61 all-purpose yards vs. Boise State, as he carried twice for 44 yards and returned a kickoff for 17 yards…Carried 10 times for 70 yards vs. Nevada-Reno…Rushed for a season-high 110 yards on 10 carries vs. Utah State, adding nine yards on two catches…Gained 33 yards on 11 carries and caught a 16 yard pass vs. New Mexico State…Registered 81 yards on 14 carries and 13 yards on a reception vs. San Jose State… Carried six times for 13 yards and caught three passes for 27 yards vs. Navy, including a 14-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter…Gained three yards on three carries and added a 32-yard reception vs. Wisconsin.

Junior college

Attended Butte Community College (Oroville, Cal.) for two seasons, playing football for head coach Jeff Jordan (wore jersey #24)…Played in 19 games (regular season only) and carried 328 times for 1,556 yards (4.74 ypc) and 17 touchdowns…Caught nine passes for 157 yards (17.44 ypc) and two more scores…Accumulated 1,713 yards on 337 plays (5.08 avg), averaging 90.16 yards per game…Added four tackles (two solos) with one assisted stop for a one-yard loss and was 0-of-1 passing…Rated a three-star prospect by recruiting services Rivals.com and Scout.com…Chose to attend Hawaii over a scholarship offer from Liberty.

2008 season

All-Region and All-NorCal Conference first-team selection…Named Bowl MVP…Helped Butte to a national championship title with a perfect 12-0 record…Played in all 10 regular season games and led the team with 1,037 yards and 14 touchdowns on 223 carries (4.65 ypc)… Caught eight passes for 149 yards (18.63 ypc) and two more scores…Accumulated 1,186 all-purpose yards on 231 plays (5.13 avg)…Added two tackles (one solo), with an assisted stop for a one-yard loss and was 0-of-1 passing…Ranked ninth in California Community College Athletic Association with an average of 103.70 yards rushing per game and placed 12th in scoring (9.6 ppg) and 33rd in all-purpose yards (118.60 ypg).

2007 season

Named Bowl MVP…Played in nine regular season games and finished second on the team with 519 yards and three touchdowns on 105 carries (4.95 ypc)…Caught one pass for eight yards and accumulated 527 all-purpose yards on 106 plays (4.97 avg), averaging 58.56 yards per game…Added two tackles (one solo).

Injury report

No major injuries reported.

Campus agility tests

4.55 in the 40-yard dash…1.56 10-yard dash…2.58 20-yard dash…4.29 20-yard shuttle… 7.09 three-cone drill…31-inch vertical jump…9'5" broad jump…340-pound bench press… 480-pound squat…31 ¾-inch arm length…9 1/8-inch hands.

High school

Attended Benson Polytechnic High School (Portland, Ore.), lettering three times in football for head coach Doug Bilodeau…Wore Jersey #10…All-League first-team selection as a senior…Rushed for 1,134 yards and 14 touchdowns while the Techmen posted a 1-8 record…Set a school game-record with 197 yards on 15 carries (13.13 ypc)…Named Most Valuable Player of the Les Schwab Bowl (Oregon's Prep All-Star Game)…Also lettered in track and field.

Personal

Sociology major…Son of Phyllis Smith and Willie Green, Jr…Has a daughter, Harlym Alexis…Born and resides in Portland, Oregon.


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