Playing in every game, he was third on the squad with 188 yards on 48 carries and one touchdown last season. The athletic and quick Green also was second on the team with 17 kickoff returns for a 19.8 average. He had six carries for 32 yards, with a six-yard touchdown run against Youngstown State. Green gained 13 yards on five carries at No. 1 Alabama and returned four kickoffs for 100 yards, with a season-long of 30 yards. He ran for 59 yards on 11 carries against Kent State, with a long carry of 18 yards, and made two catches for six yards. He ran for 15 yards and had one reception in the win over Temple and returned three kickoffs for 60 yards and had two catches for 21 yards at Iowa. Green returned two kickoffs 50 yards in the win over Michigan and had a 21- yard run and a 20-yard reception in the historic comeback win over Northwestern. Green had two carries for 18 yards and one catch for 26 yards at Ohio State before leaving the game with a slight neck injury. He returned the following week and had four carries for 13 yards against Indiana and returned one kickoff for 24 yards in the Michigan State game. Green saw action on 292 snaps last year.
Playing in 11 games, Green gained 319 yards on 71 car ries (4.5). He missed the Michigan and Nor thwester n outings with a sprained ankle. He scored three rushing touchdowns and had six recep- tions for 80 yards (13.3). His 25.5-yard average on four kickof f retur ns led the team. Green and Royster combined for a Big Ten-first in Penn State's 17 years in the conference in the win at Illinois. Green posted his second career 100-yard rushing game and had a career-high in car ries, gaining 120 yards on 13 attempts against the Illini. He got the Lions on the scoreboard with a thrilling 52- yard touchdown burst through the hear t of the Illini defense in the second quar ter. Royster tallied 105 yards, as they became the first tandem of Penn State running backs to each eclipse 100 yards in the conference era. In the win in Champaign, Green was instrumental in jump-star ting the Penn State rushing attack, which gained 338 yards, its highest total in three years. He gained 19 yards and scored a rushing touchdown in the win over Temple, also catching two passes for 28 yards. Green car ried eight times for 58 yards (7.2) and delivered his third rushing touchdown of the sea- son, a 26-yard scoring romp in the third quar ter, in the win over Easter n Illinois. He sprained an ankle in the first half against Minnesota and missed the next two games. In the 42-14 win at Michigan State, he car ried the ball five times and caught a screen pass for a season-long 31 yards in the sec- ond quar ter. Green car ried the ball seven times for 36 yards in the Capital One Bowl against LSU, including a huge six-yard gain for first down at the Tigers' 8-yard line in the waning minutes to help set up Collin Wagner's game-winning 21-yard field goal. Green saw action on 225 plays on of fense and special teams, led by 27 snaps against LSU and 26 at Michigan State.
Green ran for 578 yards on 105 carries for a strong 5.5 average and four rushing touchdowns while playing in every game. He also made 15 receptions for 268 yards, and the team's highest average (17.9 ypg) for players with 10 or more catches. In his Penn State debut, Green thrilled the Beaver Stadium audience with his speed and shiftiness, gaining a team-high 89 yards on 10 carries against Coastal Carolina. He scored the first two touchdowns of his collegiate career, finding the end zone on a pair of seven-yard scampers. Green rushed 10 times for 52 yards, including a two-yard touchdown, in the 55-13 thumping of Syracuse. He reached the century mark for the first time in his career, gaining 132 yards on only nine carries (14.7 avg.) in the 45-3 victory over Temple. In the third quarter, he broke off a season-high 69-yard touchdown run against the Owls. The play was Penn State's longest rush of 2008, giving Green two of the squad's three longest plays from scrimmage for the season. In the win at Purdue, he ran seven times for 58 yards, including a 28-yard burst, for an impressive 7.7 yards per carry. Green took a screen pass and blazed 80 yards for a touchdown in the 46-17 win over Michigan. The touchdown was tied for the fifth-longest pass play in Penn State history and was the longest since Kerry Collins and Freddie Scott connected on an 82-yard completion against Rutgers in 1994. Green gained 23 yards on three carries in the critical win at Ohio State and tallied 31 yards on just three attempts at Iowa. Green ran for 26 yards and caught one pass for 37 yards in the Big Ten-clinching win over Michigan State. His lone reception was big, converting a third-and-17 into a first down while keeping alive a drive that would culminate in a Daryll Clark rushing touchdown and a 21-0 lead. Green saw significant playing time against Southern California in the 2009 Rose Bowl, gaining a team-high 57 yards on 10 carries and 67 receiving yards on a team-high five catches. His 124 all-purpose yards led the Lions, but he left the game with a dislocated right ankle suffered on a fourth-quarter carry, an injury that sidelined him for spring drills. Green was on the field for 269 snaps, led by 36 against USC and 32 against Indiana.
Green was a first-team all-conference selection for Coach Alex Vega at John F. Kennedy HS. He rushed for 740 yards, on just 50 carries, and 10 touchdowns as a senior. He averaged a superlative 14.8 yards per carry. On defense, he recorded 21 stops and grabbed two interceptions. As a junior, Green rushed for more than 1,000 yards. He was a prep teammate of Nittany Lion tackle Nerraw McCormack and linebacker Shaine Thompson.
Full name is Stephfon P. Green. Born May 28, 1989.