Swanke, Hallstrom to be featured alumni this weekend

Posted Nov 16, 2017

Former players at Lambeau Field Atrium Saturday, Johnsonville Tailgate Village and Legends Club Sunday

The Green Bay Packers are welcoming back featured alumni Karl Swanke and Ron Hallstrom for the Packers-Ravens game on Sunday, Nov. 19. Leading up to the game, the alumni will be signing autographs and visiting with fans in the Lambeau Field Atrium on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to noon.

The Johnsonville Tailgate Village will also feature Swanke on gameday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., where he will be visiting with fans and signing autographs. More information on the Johnsonville Tailgate Village can be found online at

Also on Sunday, Hallstrom will be visiting with fans and signing autographs during that same time in the Legends Club on the Associated Bank Club Level, an area accessible to game attendees with suite or club seat tickets, as a guest of the ‘Alumni Meet and Greet.’

Selected by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 1980 NFL Draft, Karl Swanke played seven seasons for the Packers (1980-86), appearing in 84 games. A versatile offensive lineman, Swanke became a fixture at left tackle, protecting quarterback Lynn Dickey, before switching to center in 1986.

Selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft, Ron Hallstrom played 11 seasons for the Packers (1982-92), appearing in 162 contests, tied for 12th in franchise history for most career games played. A durable guard and consistent hard-nosed player, Hallstrom rarely missed a game after becoming a starter in 1984.

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