Alex Green runs the ball during his UH Warrior days
NEW YORK, NY (HawaiiNewsNow) - It took 96 picks but finally a guy with Hawaii ties was selected in the 2011 NFL draft on Friday.
The Green Bay Packers selected former Warrior running back Alex Green in the 3rd round with the second to last pick of the day.
Green led the nation in rushing yards per carry last season at 8.2 yards per attempt.
He also became the first Warrior back since 1992 to break one-thousand yards rushing in a season (1,199).
ESPN Todd McShay had this evaluation of Green during the live TV broadcast:
"Alex Green is another one that I really like. I know he's not going to ever be an elite top running back in this league, but I love the versatility he brings. He's 225 pounds and he catches the ball like a wide receiver out of the backfield. He had 146 carries for almost 12-hundred yards. He averaged almost 8.2 (yards per carry), now a lot of that came because they're running that spread and he had some huge creases. But again, catching the football, 27 catches last year and (he) averaged 13.4 per catch as a back. That's big time production. If he never starts, he can be pretty good on third downs and he can return as well."
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