Ahman Green proves you can go home again, signs with UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The Green Bay Packers all-time leading rusher is going home… to play football for the United Football League’s Omaha Nighthawks. Ahman Green was born in Omaha and the now 33-year-old becomes the face of the expansion franchise.
The UFL will provide more details on Thursday about the signing after Green was a surprise guest at a Nighthawks fan event on Wednesday evening.
Green accumulated 8,322 rushing yards for Green Bay and went over 1,000 rushing yards in a season six times for the Pack. He rushed for a team record 1,883 yards in 2003 and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.
Green was acquired by the Packers in 2000 in one of the all-time steals of a deal. After two years with Seattle, the Seahawks sent the running back and a fifth-round pick to the Packers for Fred Vinson and a sixth rounder.
Green’s signing marks the second ex-NFL star to join the league in the last few days. On Monday, the UFL announced Daunte Culpepper’s signing to play for the Sacramento Mountain Lions.
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