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Week 4 Athlete of the Week: Jurell Green

Running back helps Oviedo get off to great start

OVIEDO, Fla. – Get Jurell Green the ball and he'll get something done.

One cut, two cuts, and Oviedo's 5-foot-8-inch dynamo could be gone.

The fast and elusive tailback is a big reason why his team is 4-0.

"Before the play, I try to analyze what's going to happen. I try to picture where the line is going to be, where they're going to make their block, and the rest is just instinct," said Jurell. "My motivation is to just prove the doubters wrong."

Doubters, he said, underestimate his ability because of his size. He may be small but he makes big plays.

Green broke two long runs for touchdowns in Oviedo's comeback win over crosstown rival Hagerty on Friday.

He finished with 159 yards rushing. The senior has been tough to catch his entire career.

He just passed the 4,000-yard rushing mark and could get to 5,000 by season's end.

Jurell will leave Oviedo as its all-time leading rusher.

"It means a lot to me. I mean, I didn't think I'd be able to do that here," said Jurell.

His football career won't end there. With offers from the likes of Mississippi State and Bowling Green, Jurell will take his game to the next level.

In the meantime, he and the Lions host Merritt Island on Friday night.


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