Former Jet Green makes play of his life

Green Bay's larger-than-life defensive lineman hits Big Ben, turns pass into pick six

Updated: February 7, 2011, 6:34 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Three months ago, Howard Green was released by the New York Jets because he was too fat. Maybe he was, but the big man ended his improbable season Sunday night as a Super Bowl champion.

Not only that, but Green -- a 350-pound defensive lineman -- made a key play in the Green Bay Packers' 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

A bull-rushing Green hit Ben Roethlisberger's throwing arm in the first quarter, resulting in a wobbly pass ...

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