Coming Up
  • 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.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • 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.

     

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Vic Ketchman

Vic Ketchman is a veteran of 40 NFL seasons and has covered the Steelers and Jaguars prior to coming to Green Bay.

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Lattimore, Jennings beat the odds

Posted Sep 3, 2011

Jamari Lattimore needed a break. He certainly deserved one.

M.D. Jennings’ career as a teacher and coach has been put on hold.

Lattimore and Jennings are two of the surprise names on the Packers’ 53-man roster. Lattimore and Jennings joined linebacker Vic So’oto as undrafted rookies on the 53-man roster of the reigning Super Bowl champions. That’s an uncommon number of rags-to-riches stories on a roster as deep as the Packers’.

How did they do it?

“Toughness and heart,” Lattimore said.

Always, it has been about toughness and heart in Lattimore’s life.

“I have no parents. My grandmother passed in February. My mom passed six days after giving birth. My father was in prison. My grandmother was that mother figure. Now it’s just me. Lot of adversity,” Lattimore said.

So, when he got the word that he was officially in the league, he called the one girl in his life.

“The first person I called is my girlfriend. She couldn’t speak. She’s the only female figure in my life right now,” Lattimore said.

Jennings called his mother with the news.

“My mom says she loves teachers just as much as football players. She said she’s glad I didn’t call it quits after not being drafted,” Jennings said.

Does your mother know football players make a lot more money than teachers, Jennings was asked?

“Yeah, she knows,” he said, laughing.

Jennings seems to be in perpetual smile. He has a naturally sheepish personality, but there was nothing sheepish about the way he played in training camp and in the preseason. At a position where the competition was intense, Jennings just kept making plays. By training camp’s end, it was clear to see he was in the hunt for a roster spot.

“It’s a blessing, being able to live my dream. A lot of people dream about this but it never comes true,” Jennings said.

Now what?

“Become the best player I can be and stay in this business as long as I can,” he said.

Lattimore is a classic run-and-hit style of linebacker. He has the speed – 4.6 at his pro day – but few thought he had the size, 6-2, 230.

Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers favors speed and instinct, and speed and instinct are Lattimore’s strengths.

“I walked into the locker room (on Saturday) and Greg Jennings said I guess you guys made it. Me and So’oto walked in together and (Jennings) said you guys survived, you made it,” Lattimore said of when and how he got the news.

He knew he was a longshot, but he started to gain confidence after having played in a preseason game.

“After the Cleveland game, it just started coming to me, and the feeling of playing at the next level, it felt great, and I felt I could play. Even though I’m undersized, I still had the confidence to go out and play,” Lattimore said. “I was wishing for the best. I was looking to go to work each and every day and make my chances higher than the day before.”

“I had an interception in the Cleveland game and a couple of open-field tackles against Arizona and Kansas City,” Jennings said of what might’ve turned the tables in his favor.

In a normal year, both players would’ve been signed to free-agent contracts immediately after not having been drafted but, because of the lockout, they had to wait three months before signing a contract.

“It was nerve-racking. I was offered a job at my old high school to coach and teach. I leaned toward it for a little while. I decided to pursue my dream,” Jennings said.

“At one point, she had lost her job,” Lattimore said of his and his girlfriend’s wait during the lockout. “I started looking for a job. I was training for five, six months straight. The question was: Was it really for me? I had a couple of CFL job offers. I just toughed it out,” he said.

Having realized his dream, Lattimore talked of turning his attention to the next goal.

“We made a couple of plays in the preseason, but we can make more. I want it all. I wanna be a star,” he said.

 
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