Ahman Green Involved in Green Bay Football Again Through IFL
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Ahman Green may have retired from the Green Bay Packers, but he's still involved with football in Green Bay. The Indoor Football League's Green Bay Blizzard announced on March 21 that Green is now an ownership partner with the team.
Green joins an ownership group that includes Matt Umentum, Tom Burgess, John Meyer, Bob Weyers and Art Clarkson. The group assumed ownership of the franchise in November of 2009.
"I want to be involved in football, and I have been a part of Green Bay for a long time, and it's a great opportunity to give back to the community and be a part of a great organization like the Green Bay Blizzard," Green said through a press release.
Green retired in 2011 as the Packers' all-time leading rusher. In his eight seasons with the team, he rushed for 8,322 yards. His 1,883 rushing yards in 2003 set a single-season franchise rushing record.
Drafted out of Nebraska in the third round by the Seattle Seahawks in 1998, Green spent the first two years of his NFL career in the Pacific Northwest before moving over to the Packers, where he played from 2000 through 2006. He spent the next two years with the Houston Texans before returning to Green Bay in 2009.
In his 12-year NFL career, Green amassed 9,205 rushing yards and 60 rushing touchdowns.
The Blizzard were founded in 2003 and competed in the af2—a "minor league" of sorts to the Arena Football League. The team was originally owned—and briefly coached—by former Packers linebacker Brian Noble.
In 2006, the Blizzard played in the ArenaCup—the af2's championship game—against the Spokane Shock.
When the af2 ceased operations after the 2009 season, the Blizzard moved to the Indoor Football League, where they have played ever since. The current ownership group took over as the team moved to the IFL. In 2011, the Blizzard finished the regular season with an 11-3 record before falling in the conference championship game. The team has a 2-1 record through the first three games of the 2012 season.
The IFL is also home to the Allen Wranglers, which are owned in part by former Dallas Cowboys wide receivers Drew Pearson and Terrell Owens. Owens also plays wide receiver for the Wranglers.
Green has given no indication that he plans to play for the Blizzard.
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