Green speeds to the Hall of Fame

Updated: November 1, 2008, 10:59 AM ET
By Harold Abend | Special to ESPNRISE.com

If anyone is the perfect person to inspire the unheralded and unrecruited high school athlete, it's Darrell Green, the diminutive defensive back who defied the odds and turned his world-class speed into a magnificent pro football career.

Most great track athletes who take up football rarely have impactful careers. In fact, Green is possibly in a class with only Bob Hayes as an equal on the track and gridiron.

The self-proclaimed "itty-bitty" 5-foot-9, 180-pound Green ...

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