Almost two years after retiring from the NFL, Jarvis Green found himself back in training camp -- shrimp training camp, according to a Sporting News report.
The former LSU and New England Patriots defensive end was learning the ins and outs of the shrimping business.
It seemed only natural that people would kid him by calling him "Bubba" — an allusion to the shrimp-obsessed Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue character from the 1994 movie "Forrest Gump."
But Green said he was more like Forrest than Bubba, "the guy who didn’t know anything about shrimp."
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Green now has a flourishing shrimp business called Oceans 97 — a reference to his Patriots jersey number — with offices in Boston and Baton Rouge.
A native of Donaldsonville, Green was an All-SEC player at LSU before the Patriots selected him in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft.