The Transformer

Derrick Green renovated his life off the field, helping him become a success on it

Originally Published: May 10, 2012
By Dave Hooker | ESPN RecruitingNation

BALTIMORE -- Two years ago, Derrick Green looked nothing like an invitee to The Opening. As a matter of fact, he didn't even look like a tailback.

Green, who now is 6-foot and 215 pounds, was once a 5-8, 268-pound offensive lineman. Suffice to say, Green, a running back from Richmond (Va.) Heritage who ranks as the nation's No. 83 player, worked hard secure his ticket to The Opening.

"It's a big opportunity for me," Green said about the invitation to the elite camp that features many ...

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