It is easy as fans to get sidetracked by what happens on the field. Every year we tend to see examples of fans forgetting that these players are human behind the jersey. Today a former Packers player announced that he has been one year sober. Something I think we can all pause and appreciate before this weekend’s games. In 2012 RB Alex Green led the Packers in rushing yards, today he celebrates one-year sobriety.
Alex Green Celebrates One Year Sobriety Today
Alex Green was a third-round pick out of the University of Hawaii. The reigning Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers selected him with the 96th overall pick in April 2011. Green busted out at Hawaii with 1,199 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns during his senior season alone. That season helped earn him a shot in the NFL. Then, as Tyler Dunne put it, his NFL career came and went far too quickly.
Green tore his ACL as a rookie, led the Packers in rushing in 2012, was cut in 2013, lasted one season with the New York Jets, fell into a deep depression, disappeared for four years, latched on with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL in 2017 and 2018… and then he was lost. After years of struggling with addiction, today Alex Green was able make a significant announcement:
— Alex Green (@AGreen_20) November 11, 2022
Here is a clip of what Green was capable at the highest level:
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Alex Green pic.twitter.com/LCbL0EaPax
— Alexander Basara 🇵🇱🇸🇪🐺 (@Basaraski) July 12, 2020
These are the type of thins you love to see anyone overcome. Packer Nation is still behind you Mr. Green!
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