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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.


  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.



Don Hutson - Class of 1963
End/Defensive Back (1935-45)
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Credited with inventing pass patterns, Don Hutson wasn't just the best receiver of his era, he's on the short list for greatest receiver of all time and is arguably the most outstanding player in Green Bay Packers history.

After a collegiate career at Alabama, Hutson came to the Packers in 1935 and began what would be an 11-season career. In that span, Hutson caught 99 touchdown passes, which was an NFL record until Steve Largent caught his 100th TD in 1989.

But if many of the 18 NFL records Hutson held at the time of his retirement have been rewritten since, over 60 years after he hung up his cleats and more than 40 years following his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, several of his NFL-leading standards remain intact.

Hutson led the league in receptions eight times, including five consecutive seasons (1936-37, 1939, 1941-45). He led the league in receiving yards seven times, including four consecutive seasons (1936, 1938-39, 1941-44). He led the league in touchdown receptions nine times, including five consecutive seasons (1935-38, 1940-44). All of those achievements remain NFL records.

Meanwhile, Hutson's four 200-yard receiving games are second only to Lance Alworth's five. And Hutson's two 200-yard games in one season, accomplished in 1942, is an achievement bettered by only Charley Hennigan (three in 1961).

In terms of the Packers' record book, Hutson not only holds the standard for receptions in a game (14, against the New York Giants, Nov. 22, 1942), he's also runner-up on that list (13, against the Cleveland Rams, Oct. 18, 1942).

And Hutson's four-touchdown receiving effort against the Detroit Lions, Oct. 7, 1945, is a feat twice matched by Sterling Sharpe, but never bettered. Nor is any Packers player close to Hutson's collection of six three-touchdown receiving games.

Hutson, who also kicked seven career field goals and 172 extra points, even remained the Packers' all-time leader with 823 points until Ryan Longwell surpassed him in 2003.

Standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 183 pounds, Hutson twice earned the NFL's Joe F. Carr Trophy as its most outstanding player, doing so in 1941 and 1942 (the Associated Press MVP award didn't come into existence until 1957). Hutson was a consensus All-Pro five times (1939, 1941-44).

But he wasn't just an offensive player. In addition to his receiving and kicking duties, like most players of that era Hutson also played defense.

A member of three NFL title teams (1936, 1939, 1944), in the first half of his career Hutson was a favorite target of Arnie Herber, who was taking Curly Lambeau's passing game to new heights. Cecil Isbell and Irv Comp also enjoyed seasons throwing to Hutson.

But Hutson was dangerously close to spending his career away from the pass-happy Packers. Coming out of Alabama, Hutson actually agreed to contracts both with the Packers and the Brooklyn Dodgers, a run-oriented club. Both teams claimed Hutson as their own, but NFL President Joe Carr awarded Hutson to the Packers on the grounds that their contract with the speedy receiver was postmarked 17 minutes earlier.

As a rookie, Hutson received a weekly game check of $300. Green Bay had only two banks at the time, and with the nation hit hard by the Great Depression, both banks had to write him a weekly check of $150 to cover the salary.

It didn't take long for Hutson to make an impact. Making his first start in the second game of his career, Hutson's first career reception went for an 83-yard touchdown from Herber on the first play of the game in a 7-0 win over the Chicago Bears (Sept. 22, 1935).

Hutson's legacy was preserved over a series of events. First, in 1951, Hutson's uniform number 14 became the first to be officially retired by the Packers. In 1970, Hutson was named to the NFL's All-50-Year Team. And in 1994, he was named to the NFL's All-Time Two-Way team and 75th Anniversary team.

Also in 1994, the Packers dedicated their state-of-the-art indoor practice facility in Hutson's name (July 18, 1994). Hutson was on hand for the dedication of the $4.7 million facility that includes 70- and 60-yard fields with 10-yard end zones.

Donald Montgomery Hutson, born Jan. 31, 1913, in Pine Bluff, Ark., died June 26, 1997, at the age of 84.

YearGNoYdsAvgLGTDNoYdsAvgTDTot. TD
1935 (GB)91842023.383t*66223.70*7
1936 (GB)12*34*53615.858t*81-3-3.00*9
1937 (GB)11*4155213.578t*714261.90*7
1938 (GB)1032*54817.154*93-1-0.30*9
1939 (GB)11*34*84624.992t65265.206
1940 (GB)114566414.836t*7000.007
1941 (GB)11*58*73812.745t*104225.52*12
1942 (GB)11*74*1,21116.473t*17341.30*17
1943 (GB)10*47*77616.579t*116416.80*12
1944 (GB)10*58*86614.955t912877.30*9
1945 (GB)10*4783417.775t98607.5110
NFL Totals (11 years)1164887,99116.492t99622844.63105

1935 (GB)----0
1936 (GB)----0
1937 (GB)----0
1938 (GB)----0
1939 (GB)----0
1940 (GB)*6240
1941 (GB)1320
1942 (GB)7710
1943 (GB)8*1971
1944 (GB)4500
1945 (GB)4150

*Led NFL; Completed 1 of 11 passes (9.1 percent) for 38 yards, 1 TD and 2 INT; Returned 5 kickoffs for 45 yards; Scored 823 points (including 7-for-17 on FG attempts and 172-for-183 on PAT attempts)

Hutson Highlights

Most Passes Caught
Season: 74, 1942
Game: 14, at NYG, Nov. 22, 1942

Most Touchdown Passes
Career: 99 (11 seasons)
Season: 17, 1942
Game: 4, vs. Detroit, Oct. 7, 1945

Most Yards Gained Catching Passes
Career: 7,991 (11 seasons)
Season: 1,211, 1942
Game: 237, at Brk., Nov. 21, 1943

Longest Reception
92 yards, vs. ChiC, Oct. 8, 1939

Shortest Completed Pass
4 inches, vs. Brk., Nov. 21, 1943

Points, Career: 823 (11 seasons)
Points, Season: 138, 1942
Points, Gm.: 31, vs. Det., Oct. 7, 1945
TD, Season: 17, 1942
TD, Game: 4, vs. Det., Oct. 7, 1945
PAT, Career: 172 (11 seasons)
Game: 7, vs. Det., Oct. 7, 1945