Omari Green had a chance to experience Division I football. He was on the scout team at Troy before finding a home last season at Southwestern Community College in California.
A player who rushed for nearly 1,000 yards while at Navarre, including 797 as a senior, Green had limited opportunities to carry the ball for the Jaguars last season. Yet, he did everything he could to make the most of the opportunities he did get.
“I knew my carries were limited, but I just tried to make the most of them,” Green said. “When I was in games, I did my best to show out.”
Green carried the ball 26 times in 2019, churning out 163 yards while scoring a couple of touchdowns. He averaged 6.3 yards per carry, and while running back is his primary position, he isn’t without versatility.
Green caught two passes for 17 yards in the final game of the year for the Jaguars and also saw time on special teams.
“I feel like I became a better overall athlete this season,” Green said. “I gained a lot of experience, and I am not just a one-dimensional player.”
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