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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/

     

Coaches

Edgar Bennett
Wide Receivers

Biography

  • First joined the Packers on April 10, 2001, to head the player development department; promoted to running backs coach on Jan. 28, 2005, and re-named to the position by Mike McCarthy on Jan. 17, 2006; named to new post as wide receivers coach on Feb. 25, 2011.
  • Enjoyed an outstanding first season as the team’s receivers coach in 2011, tutoring a group that set franchise records for yards (3,667), yards per game (229.2) and touchdowns (38), while seeing all five players at the position collect at least 25 catches, a franchise first.
  • The Packers’ fourth-round selection in the 1992 NFL Draft, is the 10th-ranked rusher in Packers history, with 3,353 yards over his five seasons (1992-96). In 1995, he became only the fifth player in team annals to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (1,067) and the first since Terdell Middleton in 1978.
  • Continues to hold the club single-season record for receptions by a running back with 78, set in 1994.
  • Was inducted into both the Green Bay Packers and Florida State athletic halls of fame in 2005.
  • In 2003, created the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, an event that brings together Packers players, coaches and staff to raise funds for charity.


Edgar Bennett begins his 21st NFL season in 2013, his 19th in Green Bay and his third as the Packers’ wide receivers coach after six seasons as running backs coach.

Named to his newest position on Feb. 25, 2011, by Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Bennett originally became a position coach on Jan. 28, 2005, for the running backs. He was re-named to that post on Jan. 17, 2006, for McCarthy’s first season at the helm. He continues his “third” Green Bay tour after initially rejoining the club to head player development (2001-04), and after a tenure as one of the most productive running backs in Green Bay history (1992-96).

Following the record-setting season turned in by the wide-receiver group during his first year as its leader in 2011, Bennett’s charges overcame injuries and lineup shuffling to have another resoundingly productive season in 2012. In addition to seeing front-man Greg Jennings miss eight full games and parts of others with a groin/abdomen injury, the group also lost Jordy Nelson to a hamstring strain that held him out of four games and most of two more.

In the absence of Jennings and Nelson, James Jones and Randall Cobb ascended to the forefront of the team’s passing attack. Jones put it all together under Bennett’s direction in 2012, posting new career highs with 64 catches, 734 yards and an NFL-leading 14 touchdowns, becoming the first Packer to lead the league in receiving TDs since Sterling Sharpe (18) in 1994. A uniquely versatile threat, Cobb emerged as the team’s leading receiver in just his second season, catching a team-best 80 passes for 954 yards and eight touchdowns. He matched his receiving productivity with his prowess as a returner to set the franchise’s single-season all-purpose yardage record, posting a combined 2,342 total yards, while also becoming the first player in NFL history to have 900-plus receiving yards and 900-plus kickoff return yards in the same season.       

Under his watch, the group posted one of the most productive seasons in franchise history in 2011, setting new team records and finishing first in the NFL among receiving corps in yards (3,667), yards per game (229.2) and touchdowns (38). The touchdown total was the second highest in league history by a receiver group and all five players at the position posted 25 or more catches for the first time in franchise annals.

On an individual level in 2011, Bennett helped guide Jennings to his second consecutive Pro Bowl berth during a season that saw the sixth-year pro on pace for several career highs before a knee injury kept him out of the final three regular-season games. Additionally, he was instrumental in the development and emergence of Nelson, who in his fourth season posted new career highs in every major statistical category and was named an alternate for the Pro Bowl. Nelson led the team with 68 catches for 1,263 yards and an impressive 15 touchdowns, the third most in team history. 

In what is a true testament to the intense emphasis on ball security that marked Bennett’s career as a player and now as a coach, the receiver group has not committed a turnover in either 2011 or 2012, despite a combined 489 touches on offense.

Prior to becoming wide receivers coach, Bennett oversaw the development of several key running backs in Green Bay’s stable from 2005-10.

James Starks was a sixth-round draft pick in 2010 who missed all of training camp and the first 11 games of his rookie season recovering from a hamstring injury – this after missing his senior season in college following shoulder surgery. But when Starks was healthy, Bennett got him ready to go. He rushed for 73 yards in his NFL debut vs. San Francisco (Dec. 5) and added a franchise rookie playoff-record 123 yards in the NFC Wild Card game at Philadelphia (Jan. 9).

Starks was needed during the team’s stretch run because of a season-ending ankle injury to Ryan Grant in Week 1, who became just the third running back in team history to eclipse 1,200 yards in back-to-back seasons in 2008-09. Grant rapidly progressed in 2007, his first season with the Packers, after coming to the team in a trade at the end of training camp. Quickly brought up to speed under Bennett’s tutelage, Grant emerged from a backfield-by-committee to become the starter at midseason, went on to rush for 956 yards (including five 100-yard performances), and then set Green Bay postseason records with 201 yards and three touchdowns in a playoff victory over Seattle.

In 2006, Bennett oversaw the strong recovery from a torn quadriceps tendon by Ahman Green, whose sixth 1,000-yard season set a franchise record.

In his first season as a full-time coach in 2005, Bennett saw the team start five halfbacks and feature six after season-ending injuries claimed Green and Najeh Davenport (ankle).

Faced with steep adversity, Bennett took Samkon Gado, a non-drafted player fresh off the practice squad, and guided him to the second-most productive season by a rookie running back in franchise history. Gado, who had started only two games at Liberty University, ran for 582 yards, including three 100-yard games.

Initially joining the club as its director of player development April 10, 2001, Bennett spent four years helping players become acclimated to their roles as Green Bay Packers, both on and off the field, especially in terms of their expected contributions to their teammates, the community and team chemistry. Bennett’s efforts in this area were recognized in 2003 as the Packers’ player development department was named the best in the NFC.

Green Bay’s fourth-round draft selection in 1992, Bennett is the 10th-ranked rusher in Packers history. The former Florida State athlete gained 3,353 yards over his five seasons in green and gold (1992-96). In 1995, he became only the fifth player in team annals to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (1,067) and the first since Terdell Middleton in 1978. He also continues to hold the club single-season record for receptions by a running back with 78, set in 1994. His accomplishments were appropriately honored in 2005 upon his induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

After a torn Achilles’ heel suffered in the Packers’ 1997 preseason opener ended his season, a successfully rehabbed Bennett signed with Chicago as an unrestricted free agent in 1998 and led the Bears in rushing that season with 611 yards. After one more season with Chicago, Bennett retired from football in 2000.

A four-year starter at fullback for Florida State (1987, 1989-91), Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in social science, with a primary emphasis in political science and a secondary emphasis in sociology. Previously, he was a first-team all-state back at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, where he played with former Packers safety LeRoy Butler, who later also would be his teammate at FSU and in Green Bay. Bennett was inducted into the Florida State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

Bennett and his wife, Mindy, have a son, Edgar IV, and a daughter, Elyse Morgan, and live in Green Bay. In 2003, he created the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, an event that brings together Packers players, coaches and staff. In recent years, the event has supported Families of Children with Cancer, a foundation that gives financial and social support to local families whose children are receiving treatments for cancer or bone marrow failure. In its initial year, the Bowl-A-Thon supported the March of Dimes. In May 2006, Bennett received the Nice Guy Award at the Doug Jirschele Sports Awards Banquet in Clintonville, Wis.

  • First joined the Packers on April 10, 2001, to head the player development department; promoted to running backs coach on Jan. 28, 2005, and re-named to the position by Mike McCarthy on Jan. 17, 2006; named to new post as wide receivers coach on Feb. 25, 2011.
  • Enjoyed an outstanding first season as the team’s receivers coach in 2011, tutoring a group that set franchise records for yards (3,667), yards per game (229.2) and touchdowns (38), while seeing all five players at the position collect at least 25 catches, a franchise first.
  • The Packers’ fourth-round selection in the 1992 NFL Draft, is the 10th-ranked rusher in Packers history, with 3,353 yards over his five seasons (1992-96). In 1995, he became only the fifth player in team annals to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (1,067) and the first since Terdell Middleton in 1978.
  • Continues to hold the club single-season record for receptions by a running back with 78, set in 1994.
  • Was inducted into both the Green Bay Packers and Florida State athletic halls of fame in 2005.
  • In 2003, created the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, an event that brings together Packers players, coaches and staff to raise funds for charity.


Edgar Bennett begins his 21st NFL season in 2013, his 19th in Green Bay and his third as the Packers’ wide receivers coach after six seasons as running backs coach.

Named to his newest position on Feb. 25, 2011, by Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Bennett originally became a position coach on Jan. 28, 2005, for the running backs. He was re-named to that post on Jan. 17, 2006, for McCarthy’s first season at the helm. He continues his “third” Green Bay tour after initially rejoining the club to head player development (2001-04), and after a tenure as one of the most productive running backs in Green Bay history (1992-96).

Following the record-setting season turned in by the wide-receiver group during his first year as its leader in 2011, Bennett’s charges overcame injuries and lineup shuffling to have another resoundingly productive season in 2012. In addition to seeing front-man Greg Jennings miss eight full games and parts of others with a groin/abdomen injury, the group also lost Jordy Nelson to a hamstring strain that held him out of four games and most of two more.

In the absence of Jennings and Nelson, James Jones and Randall Cobb ascended to the forefront of the team’s passing attack. Jones put it all together under Bennett’s direction in 2012, posting new career highs with 64 catches, 734 yards and an NFL-leading 14 touchdowns, becoming the first Packer to lead the league in receiving TDs since Sterling Sharpe (18) in 1994. A uniquely versatile threat, Cobb emerged as the team’s leading receiver in just his second season, catching a team-best 80 passes for 954 yards and eight touchdowns. He matched his receiving productivity with his prowess as a returner to set the franchise’s single-season all-purpose yardage record, posting a combined 2,342 total yards, while also becoming the first player in NFL history to have 900-plus receiving yards and 900-plus kickoff return yards in the same season.       

Under his watch, the group posted one of the most productive seasons in franchise history in 2011, setting new team records and finishing first in the NFL among receiving corps in yards (3,667), yards per game (229.2) and touchdowns (38). The touchdown total was the second highest in league history by a receiver group and all five players at the position posted 25 or more catches for the first time in franchise annals.

On an individual level in 2011, Bennett helped guide Jennings to his second consecutive Pro Bowl berth during a season that saw the sixth-year pro on pace for several career highs before a knee injury kept him out of the final three regular-season games. Additionally, he was instrumental in the development and emergence of Nelson, who in his fourth season posted new career highs in every major statistical category and was named an alternate for the Pro Bowl. Nelson led the team with 68 catches for 1,263 yards and an impressive 15 touchdowns, the third most in team history. 

In what is a true testament to the intense emphasis on ball security that marked Bennett’s career as a player and now as a coach, the receiver group has not committed a turnover in either 2011 or 2012, despite a combined 489 touches on offense.

Prior to becoming wide receivers coach, Bennett oversaw the development of several key running backs in Green Bay’s stable from 2005-10.

James Starks was a sixth-round draft pick in 2010 who missed all of training camp and the first 11 games of his rookie season recovering from a hamstring injury – this after missing his senior season in college following shoulder surgery. But when Starks was healthy, Bennett got him ready to go. He rushed for 73 yards in his NFL debut vs. San Francisco (Dec. 5) and added a franchise rookie playoff-record 123 yards in the NFC Wild Card game at Philadelphia (Jan. 9).

Starks was needed during the team’s stretch run because of a season-ending ankle injury to Ryan Grant in Week 1, who became just the third running back in team history to eclipse 1,200 yards in back-to-back seasons in 2008-09. Grant rapidly progressed in 2007, his first season with the Packers, after coming to the team in a trade at the end of training camp. Quickly brought up to speed under Bennett’s tutelage, Grant emerged from a backfield-by-committee to become the starter at midseason, went on to rush for 956 yards (including five 100-yard performances), and then set Green Bay postseason records with 201 yards and three touchdowns in a playoff victory over Seattle.

In 2006, Bennett oversaw the strong recovery from a torn quadriceps tendon by Ahman Green, whose sixth 1,000-yard season set a franchise record.

In his first season as a full-time coach in 2005, Bennett saw the team start five halfbacks and feature six after season-ending injuries claimed Green and Najeh Davenport (ankle).

Faced with steep adversity, Bennett took Samkon Gado, a non-drafted player fresh off the practice squad, and guided him to the second-most productive season by a rookie running back in franchise history. Gado, who had started only two games at Liberty University, ran for 582 yards, including three 100-yard games.

Initially joining the club as its director of player development April 10, 2001, Bennett spent four years helping players become acclimated to their roles as Green Bay Packers, both on and off the field, especially in terms of their expected contributions to their teammates, the community and team chemistry. Bennett’s efforts in this area were recognized in 2003 as the Packers’ player development department was named the best in the NFC.

Green Bay’s fourth-round draft selection in 1992, Bennett is the 10th-ranked rusher in Packers history. The former Florida State athlete gained 3,353 yards over his five seasons in green and gold (1992-96). In 1995, he became only the fifth player in team annals to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (1,067) and the first since Terdell Middleton in 1978. He also continues to hold the club single-season record for receptions by a running back with 78, set in 1994. His accomplishments were appropriately honored in 2005 upon his induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

After a torn Achilles’ heel suffered in the Packers’ 1997 preseason opener ended his season, a successfully rehabbed Bennett signed with Chicago as an unrestricted free agent in 1998 and led the Bears in rushing that season with 611 yards. After one more season with Chicago, Bennett retired from football in 2000.

A four-year starter at fullback for Florida State (1987, 1989-91), Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in social science, with a primary emphasis in political science and a secondary emphasis in sociology. Previously, he was a first-team all-state back at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, where he played with former Packers safety LeRoy Butler, who later also would be his teammate at FSU and in Green Bay. Bennett was inducted into the Florida State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

Bennett and his wife, Mindy, have a son, Edgar IV, and a daughter, Elyse Morgan, and live in Green Bay. In 2003, he created the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, an event that brings together Packers players, coaches and staff. In recent years, the event has supported Families of Children with Cancer, a foundation that gives financial and social support to local families whose children are receiving treatments for cancer or bone marrow failure. In its initial year, the Bowl-A-Thon supported the March of Dimes. In May 2006, Bennett received the Nice Guy Award at the Doug Jirschele Sports Awards Banquet in Clintonville, Wis.

 

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