A graduate of Albany State University, Green played 7 games with the New Orleans Saints in 1972. He then came to Canada for an all-star career. In 1973 he joined the Ottawa Rough Riders for 7 games and helped them win the Grey Cup. In 1974 he was an eastern all-star, and in 1975 he rushed for 1188 yards and was a CFL all star. 1976 was a career year, with 1257 yards rushing and another thrilling victory in the classic Grey Cup game. After trying out, unsuccessfully, with the NFL in 1977, he played one last year in Ottawa.