Coming Up
  • 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 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

  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.


Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.


Seven Packers named to Pro Bowl

Posted Dec 27, 2011

Now that John Kuhn is a Pro-Bowl fullback, the long, drawn-out chant of his last name from the Lambeau Field faithful should only get louder when the Packers offense nears the goal line.

“I can only imagine,” Kuhn said. “They are truly football fans here in Wisconsin. They won’t let this one slide by.”

Kuhn was one of seven Packers named to the Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday and one of four starters. He’s joined as an NFC starter by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, cornerback Charles Woodson and linebacker Clay Matthews.

Named to the NFC squad as reserves are receiver Greg Jennings, center Scott Wells and defensive lineman B.J. Raji. Along with Kuhn, Wells and Raji are first-time Pro Bowlers. The seven selections are Green Bay's most, not including alternates, since having nine in 1967.

Since joining the Packers in 2007 as a waiver claim from Pittsburgh, Kuhn has developed into a cult hero among fans for both the sound of his name and for the glory he occasionally gets at the non-glamorous position of fullback.

Kuhn has six touchdowns this season – four rushing and two receiving – which matches his career high from a season ago. He believes he’s having his best year and said he appreciates the recognition from fans, fellow players and coaches, all of whose votes count one-third in the selection process.

He’s also flattered at the attention he receives with the chant, which he’s often heard at road games, as well.

“I think it’s the fact that I relate to them somewhat,” Kuhn said of the fans’ fondness for him. “I’ve done the ‘Tailgate Tour’ and some other things out in the community that let them see that I’m just a regular person, too.

“I think they really like to relate with me and how I made it in the NFL, being an undrafted free agent and working hard my whole career to just get better every day.”

Wells, an eight-year veteran, followed a similarly less-noteworthy path, coming to Green Bay as a seventh-round draft pick in 2004 and beginning his career on the practice squad. He was a Pro Bowl alternate once before, in 2007, and then he briefly lost his starting spot in 2009 before getting it back and never letting go.

“For it to take this long and to finally make it, it definitely is big for me,” said Wells, who called this probably his best season. “It’s always been a dream of mine, so I am excited.

“I take it as an honor, being a part of a special team. As a team is successful, the individual accolades come.”

Raji’s selection is the most historic. It’s been almost 40 years since a Green Bay defensive tackle made the Pro Bowl (Bob Brown in 1972). Raji was an alternate last year.

“It’s one of those things with the position that I play, a lot of times you kind of feel like your contributions go unnoticed,” he said. “But this is just confirmation that somebody out there is noticing the work I’ve put in and some of the plays I make, and I’m appreciative for that.”

Woodson, who leads the NFC and is tied for first in the NFL with seven interceptions, has the most Pro-Bowl selections among current Packers, with eight. He’s been chosen four straight years with Green Bay, all as a starter, after beginning his career with four straight selections as a member of the Oakland Raiders (1998-2001).

Rodgers, considered a favorite for his first MVP award as he sits atop the league rankings in passer rating (122.5), touchdown passes (45), yards per attempt (9.25) and interception percentage (1.2), earned his second Pro-Bowl selection. He was also chosen in 2009 as a reserve but ended up starting the game.

Matthews has now been selected all three years of his career, including the last two as a starter. He’s the first Packer since running back John Brockington (1971-73) to earn Pro-Bowl recognition his first three years in the league. Matthews leads the Packers with six sacks and has career highs in interceptions and forced fumbles, with three of each this season.

Jennings is a Pro-Bowler for the second straight year. In the season’s first 13 games, he compiled 949 yards receiving and nine touchdowns, before going down with a knee injury. He is expected back for the playoffs.

Kicker Mason Crosby is a first alternate, while six other Packers are also on the alternate list: tight end Jermichael Finley, kick-returner Randall Cobb, receiver Jordy Nelson, linebacker Desmond Bishop, guard Josh Sitton and cornerback Tramon Williams.

After alternates were tabbed for the NFC squad a year ago, the Packers had eight Pro-Bowlers, their most since the nine in '67. They could surpass both of those totals this year when it’s all said and done. The four starters are Green Bay’s most since having five in 1998.

The 2012 Pro Bowl will take place on Sunday, Jan. 29, in Hawaii. Last year, the eight Packers on the NFC roster did not participate in the game because, of course, the Packers were playing in the Super Bowl the following week.

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