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Photo: Michigan Wolverines Sophomore RB Derrick Green Is Lighter, Leaner and Ready

The difference is staggering. The sophomore out of Virginia has lost nearly 30 pounds.

No more husky Derrick Green. Get ready for Lean Green.
No more husky Derrick Green. Get ready for Lean Green.
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Losing nearly 30 pounds is a plus, but so is going from 29 percent body fat to a mere seven percent.

A picture is worth a thousand (or maybe more) words, so I'll let Derrick Green's latest tweet take it away:

In 2013, Green arrived at Michigan as a wide-eyed, former prep superstar. But he was out of shape, which most certainly contributed to his time on the bench. Instead of being an immediate force, the former Hermitage hammer had just 83 carries for 270 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Or about two games' worth of production, for those who are counting.

Green's transformation is nothing short of impressive. Reading about it is one thing, but seeing full proof that he really does "look great," as offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier said, is another. It appears that Green is aware of his opportunity--"work for what you want"--and how easily it can pass by, if not careful.

Now at 5'11" and 220 pounds, Green is in much better position to be good at his position.

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