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Green invited to NFL combine

By Stephen Tsai

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Former University of Hawaii running back Alex Green yesterday accepted an invitation to play in the Texas vs. The Nation all-star football game.

"I'm looking forward to it," Green said of the Feb. 5 game in the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Green, who is 6 feet 2 and 230 pounds, said he has been told he will be invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, also in February, in Indianapolis. The combine consists of 300 of the nation's top NFL prospects.

Yesterday, Green reached an agreement with agent Michael Hoffman of Los Angeles-based Premier Sports & Entertainment. In the past, Hoffman has worked on the marketing of NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, and represented NFL All-Pro players Ronnie Lott, Ken Norton Jr. and Eric Allen.

Premier represented seven players who were selected in the past NFL Draft.

Green is spending the holiday season with his parents in Portland, Ore. He will leave Sunday, and begin training Monday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

"I'll be roommates with Greg Salas," Green said of his former UH teammate.

Salas' agent, Kenny Zuckerman, and Hoffman are friends. They have arranged for Green and Salas to live together in an extended-stay hotel in Manhattan Beach, Calif., while they train.

The Home Depot Center, which features a soccer stadium and several training facilities, is the site of UH's annual Pro Day. The UH-sponsored combine, which draws scouts and personnel directors from every NFL team, will be held in early April.

"I'm ready to get things rolling, and start a new chapter in my life," Green said.

Meanwhile, former UH offensive tackle Laupepa Letuli has reached an agreement with agent Leo Goeas, a former Warriors offensive lineman.

Because Letuli is in California, where he spent his birthday yesterday, and Goeas has relocated to Hawaii from Colorado, it will be a few more days before the deal is finalized.

Goeas played eight seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos.






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