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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     

History

Paul Hornung - Class of 1986
Halfback (1957-62, 1964-66)
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Even before he arrived in Green Bay, Paul Hornung was known as 'The Golden Boy.' And golden he was for the Packers over his nine-year career.

One of the most versatile players in team history, Hornung was an NFL MVP award-winner (1962) and member to three NFL championship teams (1961, '62 and '65). More than 35 years after his retirement, he remains the NFL single-season record holder for points scored (176).

The Packers acquired Hornung by selecting him with the first overall pick -- their 'bonus choice' -- of the 1957 NFL Draft. Hornung was coming off a senior season at Notre Dame that was so impressive that the national media looked past the 2-8 record of the Irish in awarding him with the Heisman Trophy.

Primarily a quarterback in college, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Hornung made his reputation in the NFL as halfback under head coach Vince Lombardi. But as talented as he was carrying the football, Hornung remained dangerous with his arm and was an outstanding lead blocker, receiver and kicker.

One of only four players in Packers history to score more than 600 points, Hornung finished his career with 760 points on 62 touchdowns, 66 field goals and 190 extra points.

Hornung was the Packers' leading rusher his first two seasons in the league until Jim Taylor began compiling 1,000-yard campaigns in 1960. But if Hornung was forced to share the spotlight with his backfield mate, his value to the team was unmatched.

For three straight seasons (1959-61), Hornung led the NFL in scoring. His best effort was in 1960, when he scored 176 points (15 touchdowns, 15 field goals, 41 extra points).

Hornung also passed for two touchdowns that season, meaning he had a hand in 188 points for the year -- an average of 15.6 per game.

In 1961, Hornung was just off his record scoring pace of the previous season, tallying a league-best 146 points (10 touchdowns, 15 field goals, 41 extra points), plus one passing touchdown. Hornung won the NFL MVP award that season, but, remarkably, was left out of the Pro Bowl.

Hornung almost missed out on the Packers' NFL Championship game, too, that season, but for altogether different reasons. Called to duty by the Army, it took a call from Lombardi to President John F. Kennedy to see that Hornung was granted leave for the title game against the New York Giants.

Said Kennedy in arranging the leave, "Paul Hornung isn't going to win the war on Sunday, but the football fans of this country deserve the two best teams on the field that day."

Hornung's presence assured that the Packers were at their best, and the Golden Boy scored 19 points -- an NFL title game record -- on one rushing touchdown, three field goals and four PATs in the 37-0 drubbing.

In 1965, Hornung's single-game heroics continued when he scored five touchdowns against the Baltimore Colts, the same team the Packers went on to face in the NFL Championship game when Hornung's 13-yard touchdown run helped seal a 23-12 win.

A consensus pick in 1960, Hornung earned Associated Press All-Pro Honors three times (1959-61) and was a two-time Pro Bowler (1959, '60).

Hornung wore jersey number 5 during his Packers career.

Hornung was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the 1967 expansion draft, but never played a game for the team.

Paul Vernon Hornung was born December 23, 1935, in Louisville, Ky.

Hornung's Career Stats courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau:

RushingReceiving
YearGAttYdsAvgTDRecYdsAvgTD
1957 (GB)12603195.336345.70
1958 (GB)12693104.52151379.10
1959 (GB)121526814.57151137.50
1960 (GB)121606714.213282579.22
1961 (GB)121275974.78151459.72
1962 (GB)9572193.85916818.72
1964 (GB)141034154.0599810.90
1965 (GB)12892993.451933617.73
1966 (GB)9762002.621419213.73
Totals1048933,7114.2501301,48011.412

Passing
YearAttComp%YdsYPATDINTRating
1957 (GB)6116.7-1-0.170039.6
1958 (GB)100.000.000039.6
1959 (GB)8562.59511.8820143.2
1960 (GB)16637.51187.3820103.6
1961 (GB)5360.0428.4010126.7
1962 (GB)6466.78013.330270.1
1964 (GB)10330.0252.50010.0
1965 (GB)2150.0199.500143.8
1966 (GB)11100.055.000087.5
Totals552443.63836.965467.5

Scoring
YearPtsFGFGA%XKXKA%FumTot. TD
1957 (GB)18040.000-23
1958 (GB)67112152.4222395.712
1959 (GB)9471741.2313296.977
1960 (GB)176152853.64141100.0315
1961 (GB)146152268.24141100.0110
1962 (GB)7461060.01414100.017
1964 (GB)107123831.6414395.345
1965 (GB)000-00-28
1966 (GB)000-00-15
Totals7606614047.119019497.92262

From The Archives:
A letter from Vince Lombardi to Paul Hornung - May 14, 1959

Dear Paul:

Congratulations on your fine performance in the Notre Dame "Old Timers" game last Saturday. I was very pleased to hear of your fine performance, and am looking forward to being associated with you in Green Bay this fall.

I would like you to report to Green Bay on Monday, July 13, 1959. With the installation of a new system for the Packers, it is imperative that we get off to a good start and I expect you to report in top physical condition. We will start running immediately and I suggest that you report to training camp at a maximum of 207 pounds. You will be heavy enough at that weight and the left halfback in my system must have speed in order to capitalize on the running pass option play. ...

Looking forward to seeing you in July, I am,

Sincerely,
Vince Lombardi
Head Coach and General Manager