SYRACUSE, NY – NOVEMBER 30: Arena Stadium view as the Syracuse marching band takes the field during the game between the University of Miami and Syracuse University at the Carrier Dome on November 30, 2002 in Syracuse, New York. Miami won 49 to 7. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)A former college football star revealed heartbreaking news on Wednesday night. Former Syracuse star Tim Green took to Facebook to announce he’s been diagnosed with ALS.In Green’s message on Facebook he revealed he’s been battling nerve issues in his hands for the past five years. Initially thought to be a nerve issue related to the damage he suffered during his NFL career, Green was eventually diagnosed with ALS.While the diagnosis is heartbreaking, Green announced he has a slow progressing version of the disease.“Finally, I was diagnosed with ALS. That’s the bad news. Now the good news: Like many conditions, ALS has different forms. While of course I’d rather not have it at all, I am extremely grateful that mine is a slow-progressing version of the disease,” Green said on Facebook.Here’s the full post.After a stellar college career at Syracuse, the Atlanta Falcons made Green the No. 17 overall pick in the 1986 NFL draft. He played for the Falcons for eight seasons, racking up 24 sacks during his time in Atlanta.Following his NFL career, Green has gone on to pen over 30 novels in the adult suspense and youth sports genres.