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BenJarvus Green-Ellis Media Day

Posted by coltsindianapolis on January 31, 2012 – 5:45 pm

Through various stops in his football career, Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis returns to the state where it all began eight years ago.

 

Green-Ellis will wrap up his fourth NFL season on Sunday but spent his first two years of college at Indiana University.

 

For the third time in his NFL career, Green-Ellis will play at Lucas Oil Stadium but this time with slightly larger stakes on the line.

 

“It’s important to me because this is where I actually started my career as far as college is concerned,” Green-Ellis said

 

During his time at IU, the New Orleans native led the Hoosiers in rushing in both seasons combining for 12 touchdowns.

 

After his sophomore season, Green-Ellis made the move back to the south transferring to the University of Mississippi.

 

Following his two years at Mississippi, including being named first team All-SEC in 2006, Green-Ellis went undrafted in 2008 but that hasn’t stopped him from growing into a staple in one of the league’s best offenses.

 

In 2010, Green-Ellis became the first Patriots running back to rush for a 1,000 yards since Corey Dillon accomplished that feat in 2004.

 

A combined 24 touchdowns the past two seasons has helped pave the way for Green-Ellis’ homecoming to the Hoosier state.

 

“With me being from New Orleans, it was the first time I actually was out of New Orleans and out of the state of Louisiana,” Green-Ellis said of his time at IU. “So coming here and actually getting a chance to come back here for the Super Bowl is great.”

Posted by: Kevin Bowen

 


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