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Only Stephfon Green Until Penn State Football

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(via Mike Pettigano/BSD)

The very first time Stephfon Green ever touched the ball as a Nittany Lion, in the 2008 Blue/White game, he took a handoff 60 yards for a thrilling touchdown. With reported sub-4.3 speed and remarkable versatility, we expected big things from Green.

As it was, though, he was a talented back up for Evan Royster and then Silas Redd during his four years at Penn State, prone to big games as well as invisibility and injuries. His final season was marked by off-field issues that had Green yo-yoing in and out of JoePa's Doghouse--and the roster--but when he was with the team, he ably provided veteran leadership.

Green landed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent, but his ability to run, return kicks, catch passes, and as a blocker in the passing game give him a better shot than most to make an NFL roster.