Green Reaches Milestone
Monday, November 17, 2008
Running back Ahman Green topped 9,000 career rushing yards during his nine-carry, 17-yard outing against the Colts.
Green, 31, became the seventh active player to rush for 9,000 yards, joining Edgerrin James, LaDainian Tomlinson, Fred Taylor, Warrick Dunn, Jamal Lewis and Shaun Alexander.
ďItís very special because a guy at my age, playing at the running back position, to play as long as Iíve played, itís not easy for us,Ē he said. ďI just take my hat off to the guys who are ahead of me and the guys who are trying to get to where Iím at. I have to thank my linemen here. And thank my linemen in Green Bay and my linemen and receivers back in Seattle, because I didnít do it by myself. Itís a team effort.
ďSometimes I have plays by myself where I have to pick up my yardage. But I would say 99.9 percent of the time, I have to get help from my guards, my tackles, my center, quarterbacks with play-action to get yardage.Ē
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