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Official: Michigan Football Gives Derrick Green His Unconditional Release

Green is free to go elsewhere as a graduate transfer and gave a statement to The Michigan Insider's Sam Webb.

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Running back Derrick Green has officially been granted his release from Michigan Football and will explore options to play elsewhere as a graduate transfer, according to The Michigan Insider's Sam Webb.

Green also gave TMI a statement following the news:

“First and foremost I'd like to thank my coaches, teammates, professors and most of all the fans,” Green said in a statement.  “Your support throughout the years has been greatly appreciated. You will be missed but not forgotten. I've decided to end my football career at the University of Michigan. I'm currently pursuing my bachelor's degree and will transfer upon graduating this spring.”

“I've been blessed to play at Michigan for the last few years. Some of the best times of my life have been on that football field. I have worked hard to achieve excellence on and off the field and will be proudly graduating this May. My experience at Michigan has been one I will never forget. I am grateful to leave with a Michigan degree and lots of amazing memories. I will always be a Michigan Man at heart. I am excited to see what the future holds as I close this chapter of my life and begin a new one. I will be pursuing my Master’s degree and continuing my football career next season.  I hope my fans continue to support me as I embark upon this new journey.  Last but not least, I would like to thank God because even as one door closes he is already preparing new ones to open.”

Green, a former five-star recruit in 2013, played in 28 career games for Michigan, rushing for 898 yards on 212 carries and seven touchdowns. He appeared in only seven games for the Wolverines in 2015.