Indiana added North Carolina transfer running back Elijah Green on Thursday.
The 5-foot-11 and 210-pound Green announced his transfer to IU on his social media pages.
2022 was Green’s best season at UNC, when he carried 131 times for 558 yards and eight TDs. He also caught 17 passes for 107 yards and a score that season in 14 games. He was the Tar Heels starting running back that season but later fell down the depth chart. He had just four carries for 12 yards in 2023 after suffering a broken thumb at the start of the season.
In 27 career games for the Tar Heels, Green toted it 156 times for 664 yards.
Green should have one year of eligibility remaining.
Hailing from Roswell, Ga. (Blessed Trinity H.S.), Green was a three-star prospect tabbed as the state’s No. 65 player and the nation’s 46th-ranked running back according to ESPN.
Green’s father Victor played 11 seasons in the NFL and is a member of the New York Jets All-Time Four Decade Team.
Lost my brother Bryce before the season and dedicated my year to him. Broke my thumb when the season started, and when I thought the world was against me, God was there as always and made a way. Beyond blessed to have had success this season, but I’m only getting started. 21 🖤 pic.twitter.com/H0GHZFBBgO
— Elijah Green (@elijahgreen2121) January 13, 2023
Green is the eighth scholarship running back on the Indiana team for 2024.
He joins former UNC teammate Josh Henderson, Wake Forest transfer Justice Ellison, JMU transfers Kaelon Black and Ty Son Lawton, IU returners Trent Howland and David Holloman, and freshman Khobie Martin.
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