Aft Green played five seasons for the Ottawa Roughr Riders as a running back, winning two East rushing titles and two All-Canadian honours. Green played seven games for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL in 1972, mainly as a kick returner before coming North to join Ottawa for the 1973 season. In his rookie season, Green played in 7 games and had 223 yards rushing. Playing all 16 games, in 1974, Green ran for 680 yards and also proved himself a threat catching the ball as he caught 44 passes for another 514 yards. 1975 and 1976 were Green's best years as he ran for 1180 and 1257 yards and was named to the All-Canadian All-Star team in both seasons. In both seasons, Green also went over 500 yards in receiving. After being part of the big Ottawa Grey Cup win in 1976, won by the last minute TD pass to Tony Gabriel, Green went back to the NFL to try his luck. Green returned to Ottawa for 1978 to fin his running back job occupied by Robert Holmes, so he was moved to slotback to take advantage of his pass catching ability. In the 1970s, the slotback position or wingback as it was also known was a newly evolved position on offense where the player was mainly used as a pass receiver, but also was used to run the ball. Green carried he ball 58 times for 238 yards, and caught 40 passes for 580 yards. Green finished his career with 3586 yards rushing and 200 receptions 2281 yards.
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