3:27 PM PT -- Green has been arrested in California and will be extradited to Utah to face the charges ... officials confirm.
A former Utah State linebacker -- who was cut by the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason -- was formally charged with raping multiple women back in 2015 ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Torrey Green was hit with 4 counts of rape, 1 count of kidnapping and 1 count of sexual assault -- all felonies.
TMZ Sports broke the story ... cops in Utah were investigating Green for allegedly raping 3 women between January 2015 and November 2015. The details from the investigation can be seen here.
Green had signed a free agent contract with the Falcons earlier this year, but they cut him as soon as they learned about the investigation.
For his part, Green claims he's innocent and vows to prove it in court.