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Former Football Great Stars in Trading Places

Ahman Green playing baseball

 

For former all pro running back, Ahman Green, training to achieve is a way of life. The all time leading rusher for the Green Bay Packers was a two sport star growing up in Nebraska and California having success on the gridiron and baseball diamond. His work ethic led to an athletic scholarship to the University of Nebraska as a two sport hopeful, but Green soon found out the Huskers brain trust wanted only a commitment to football, thus baseball faded to the background as Green led Nebraska to two national championships in 1995 and 1997.

Upon finishing his collegiate career, he was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 1998 NFL draft, and spent two years in the northwest before being traded to Green Bay in 2000. While in Green Bay his first four years, Green gained more rushing yards (6,848) and total yards (9,036) than any player in the NFL during that time.

His explosive production led to four Pro Bowl appearances and eventually the all time leading rusher in Packers history with over 7,000 yards and 53 touchdowns. In 2007, Green signed a free agent contract with the Houston Texans and played two years before a knee injury became an issue. After his release from the Texans in 2008, he resigned with the Packers again and played briefly in the 2009 campaign before ending his NFL window. His professional totals include over 12,000 yards from scrimmage and 60 touchdowns, including two touchdown runs over 90 yards, an NFL record.

Today, Ahman Green has traded his football cleats for the metal spikes of baseball.

At 35 years of age, he understands the difficulty of playing a new sport and the demands required. “I’ve always kept baseball in the back of my mind, and being self motivated leads me to set new goals.” Green explained.

“I run a sports training facility back in Wisconsin (D1 Sports Training), so my goal is to use my training to facilitate movements for baseball. I know what hard work is about; I’m ready to apply it to a baseball diamond.” The all pro still clocks a very impressive 6.5 sixty yard time and is showing impressive power with the bat.

Ahman is finding the transition a bit easier with the support of his wife and five children. He already is making productive strides at the Xtremeline Baseball School-Camp’s daily workouts in Weston, Florida.

Xtremeline Baseball welcomes a true professional, Ahman Green!


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