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  • 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.

  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.

    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/



Ricky Zeller

Ricky Zeller is a contributing writer for packers.com. He has covered the NFL for several publications.


Driver still making history

Posted Dec 10, 2011

The pantheon of Packers wide receivers honors among others the feats of NFL Hall of Famers Don Hutson and James Lofton, Lombardi-era legends Boyd Dowler and Max McGee and modern-day standouts such as Sterling Sharpe and Antonio Freeman. However, Donald Driver takes a backseat to no one in club record books.

Or in creating memorable moments for Packers fans. Driver made a pair of remarkable sideline grabs against the Giants at MetLife Stadium, the second while scoring Green Bay’s final touchdown. With the degree of difficulty off the scale, calling it a 7-yard TD catch is unjust. With a defender pinned to his hip and his body nearly horizontal, Driver hauled in a bullet from Aaron Rodgers and still managed to keep the front edges of his cleats mere inches inside the blue end-zone turf.

It was his second scoring grab of the game, with the first coming late in the second quarter when he snuck off alone away from the coverage for a 13-yard touchdown.

“They weren’t worried about me,” he said with a grin. “When you’re old, they don’t worry about you anymore.”

Driver’s accomplishments read like an encyclopedia of receiving milestones. He is the team’s all-time leader in catches with 725. Driver is also first in team record books in receiving yards, zeroing in on 10,000 with 9,897 yards. No other Packers player has posted nine seasons with 50-plus receptions, or seven years with over 1,000 yards – including six straight (2004-09).

Driver’s streak of 133 consecutive games with a catch, which ended during last season, is also a club record. With 57, he joins Huston, Sharpe and Freeman as the only Packers with 55 or more TD receptions.

The 13-year veteran has had what would be a memorable career for most players just at Lambeau Field. He enters Sunday’s game vs. Oakland with 350 catches on his home turf for 4,795 yards – both all-time records at the stadium – and 24 TDs.

After a vintage performance vs. the Giants, what follows is a look chronologically at some of the greatest games of Driver’s storied career (reprinted from Gameday program, Green Bay vs. Tampa Bay, Nov. 20, 2011).

Oct. 7, 2002, at Chicago: four receptions for 120 yards, one TD – The first game of the wide receiver’s career in which he hit triple digits in receiving yards. On Monday Night Football, Driver hauled in an 85-yard touchdown on the opening drive, which tied for the longest play from scrimmage that season in the NFC. It was his first season as a full-time starter and Driver earned his first Pro-Bowl trip.

Nov. 21, 2004, at Houston: 10 receptions for 148 yards, one TD – In a homecoming in his native Houston, Driver had a handful of clutch grabs in the final quarter: a 24-yard, fingertip grab for a TD to bring the Packers within a field goal, a 15-yard catch that moved Green Bay in position to set up the game-tying kick and a 12-yard reception that set up the game-winning field goal. He had a season-long 50-yard catch earlier in the game.

Dec. 24, 2004, at Minnesota: 11 receptions for 162 yards, one TD – At the time, Driver equaled his career-high for receptions and set a career-best for yards in a performance that helped clinch the division title. He made a clutch, tumbling TD catch on fourth-and-goal at the 3 to tie the contest with 3:34 left to cap an 80-yard drive. Driver added two more grabs on the game-winning march for a field goal in the 34-31 victory.

Nov. 12, 2006, at Minnesota, six receptions for 191 yards, one TD – In posting the highest yardage total of his career, Driver started fast with three catches for 69 yards on the opening drive. He shook loose for an 82-yard TD on a crossing pattern in the second quarter to give the Packers a lead they would never surrender, and also took a lateral from Greg Jennings for 30 yards in the third quarter. During his career, Driver has three TD grabs vs. the Vikings of over 50 yards.

Dec. 10, 2006, at San Francisco: nine receptions for 160 yards, one TD – The launching pad for Driver’s big day was a collision he endured in the first quarter when, while attempting to catch his first pass, Driver was hit so hard across the middle it not only knocked the helmet off the wide receiver’s head, it damaged some of the padding inside. From then on, an angered Driver was nearly unstoppable, including a 68-yard TD during which he ran through a handful of 49ers defenders. In the contest, he recorded his 400th career catch. This is a game that his family considers one of his best.

Jan. 20, 2008, vs. N.Y. Giants, NFC Championship, five receptions for 141 yards, one TD – Driver recorded the longest postseason touchdown in team history and the fourth-longest in NFL record books with a 90-yard scoring reception. In the second quarter, he hauled in a strike at the Green Bay 27 and outran three Giants to the end zone, high-stepping a last diving tackler on frozen turf near the New York 25.

Sept. 27, 2009, at St. Louis: four receptions for 95 yards, one TD – The wide receiver made a stunning one-handed grab while streaking down the sideline for a 46-yard completion. His right arm was hooked by Bradley Fletcher, but Driver pinned the ball against his shoulder pads and helmet with his left hand and held on even as the cornerback landed on top of him. The interference penalty was declined. Driver also had a 21-yard TD, and on the opening drive moved into second all-time in franchise history in receiving yardage.

Oct. 18, 2009, vs. Detroit: seven receptions for 107 yards – He pulled in a lefty one-hander not unlike the catch two weeks before at St. Louis. The completion went for 37 yards, and it was while Driver was tumbling to the turf and fighting off an interference penalty by cornerback Demarcus Faggins that was declined. The wide receiver also became the club’s all-time receptions leader in the contest.

Nov. 26, 2009, at Detroit, seven receptions for 142 yards, one TD – In a 34-12 victory on Thanksgiving, Driver started the first and second halves hot, with a 68-yard reception in the opening quarter and a 45-yard grab early in the third quarter. Both long catches set up touchdowns – the latter leading to a 7-yard TD reception by Driver to give Green Bay a 20-7 lead. Driver’s yardage total remains his highest with Aaron Rodgers.

Dec. 5, 2010, vs. San Francisco, four receptions for 74 yards, one TD – Perhaps modest totals to the uninformed just scanning through statistics, but the game includes the rambling, career-defining catch-and-run for a TD that Driver calls “the greatest touchdown of my career.” In the debut of the blue-and-gold 1929 jerseys, the 35-year-old Driver hauled in a quick strike at the San Francisco 40, broke a tackle, ducked another defender, ran through a third tackler at the San Francisco 10 and churned through four 49ers at the goal line. It was one of the most memorable plays in one of the franchise’s most memorable seasons.

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