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FSU football: SPC alum Ryan Green back at running back



Two of Florida State's spring priorities were finding a replacement for likely top-five NFL pick Jalen Ramsey at cornerback and creating depth behind Dalvin Cook at running back.

Somehow, St. Petersburg Catholic alum Ryan Green figures into those plans.

Before spring practice began last week, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher mentioned Green - along with Tarvarus McFadden and Marcus Lewis - as contenders to take Ramsey's spot at boundary cornerback. 

But over the weekend, Green - a 5-foot-11, 205-pound senior - switched back to running back. That was Green's natural position, where he starred in high school and became a four-star recruit. But Green moved to the defensive secondary last spring, before a shoulder injury sidelined him for all of last season.

"We have him playing with the running backs for right now," Fisher told reporters Saturday. "He looked really good. I am trying to get the best people around on the field. He's been doing some things that I liked and I wanted to see him over there for the day. I liked what I saw. He's as explosive and fast as anyone on this team, I mean he is athletic. His body, he has bulked up to about 205, 206 pounds which is really good. He's got great hands so there are a lot of different things that we can do."

Fisher said Green is "hungry to play" and liked the idea of moving back to running back.

[Last modified: Monday, March 21, 2016 10:34am]


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