The Green Bay Blizzard held a Press Conference at Curly's Pub today to introduce former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green as a new ownership partner. The Packers all-time leading rusher joins an ownership group that took over the Blizzard franchise in November of 2009. The group includes Matt Umentum, Tom Burgess, John Meyer, Bob Weyers and Art Clarkson.
Green said, "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 was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He was a high school
All-America selection and state Player of the Year at Central High
School in Omaha. Green was a two-time Academic All-State selection as a
prep and later earned Academic All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 1996 at
the University of Nebraska.
Green was drafted in the 3rd round by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1998 NFL Draft before being traded to the Packers in 2000.
the time he joined the Packers in 2000 up through the end of the 2004
season, Green gained more rushing yards (6,848) than any other NFL
player. In 2003, he set a franchise record by rushing for 1,883 yards
during the regular season.
the 2006 season, Green became a free agent and signed with the Houston
Texans, joining his former coach Mike Sherman. In Houston he carried
most of the workload in a crowded back field, before being released in
2009. On October 21, 2009, he resigned with the Packers. On November 8,
2009 Green broke Jim Taylor's record to become the all-time leading
rusher in Packers history. Green rushed for a franchise-best 8,322 yards
in his eight seasons with the Packers.
retired from football in 2011. He has been married to Marie Green for
four years and they have 5 children. Green has given time to the Boys
& Girls Club in his hometown of Omaha and the Husker Outreach
Program at Nebraska. He is involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Green has also established the Ahman Green Foundation which directs
money toward childrens causes. Among his hobbies are movies, video games and hanging out with friends and family.