Running back Ahman Green has signed to play for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.
Green played 12 seasons in the NFL, and he is the Green Bay Packers' career rushing leader with 8,322 yards in eight years with the team. He also played for the Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans.
Green is returning home to play for the expansion Nighthawks. He starred at Nebraska with 3,880 yards and 42 touchdowns in three years. He was the Nebraska player of the year as a senior at Central High School.
"I am very excited about this season with Omaha Nighthawks," Green told the team's official Web site. "I can not wait to put on a Nighthawks uniform. Doing what I do best in the town where I grew up in is a dream come true!"
The UFL begins its second season in September. The Nighthawks are coached by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.