Former Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green retires
Friday, August 12, 2011
Green Bay Press Gazette
Ahman Green, the leading rusher in Green Bay Packers' history, announced his retirement in a press conference at Lambeau Field on Thursday.
Green gained 8,322 yards on 1,851 carries, both team records, in eight seasons with the Packers, from 2000 to 2006 and in 2009. He surpassed Jim Taylor, who had 8,207 yards on 1,811 carries, during the 2009 season.
The 6-foot, 217-pounder from the University of Nebraska led the Packers in rushing a record six times, from 2000 to 2004 and in 2006.
Green's best season was 2003, when he set team single-season records of 1,883 yards and 355 carries and had 10 games of 100 or more yards.
He ran wild in the 2003 season finale at Lambeau Field, setting a single-game record of 218 yards on 20 carries with a team-record 98-yard run for a touchdown in a 31-3 rout of the Denver Broncos on Dec. 28.
Green also twice had four straight 100-yard games in 2003, with the second streak carrying over to the 2004 season.
His other Packers career records include 33 games of 100 or more yards rushing.
Green came to the Packers in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks on April 15, 2000. General Manager Ron Wolf sent cornerback Fred Vinson and a sixth-round draft pick to Seattle for Green and a fifth-round draft pick.
Green left the Packers in free agency in 2007, signing with the Houston Texans. Slowed by injuries, he played in only 14 games over two seasons with the Texans, gaining 554 yards.
The Packers re-signed Green as a free agent in 2009. He played in eight games as a backup to Ryan Grant, gaining 160 yards.
Green broke Taylor's career rushing record on a 2-yard gain during the fourth quarter of a 38-28 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 8, 2009.
Green played with his hometown Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League in 2010. He went to training camp with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League earlier this year, but injured a hamstring and was released.
Now 34, Green lives in the Green Bay area, where he's a volunteer football coach at De Pere High School. Earlier this week, he was hired by the Big Ten Network as a sideline analyst
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