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  • Wed., Apr. 16, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Ironwood party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Ironwood: Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. To benefit Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets on sale at Super One Foods, 1480 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, Mich.

  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • 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

Coaches

James Campen
Offensive Line

Biography

  • Joined Packers on Feb. 27, 2004, as assistant offensive line/quality control; promoted by Mike McCarthy to assistant offensive line coach on Jan. 17, 2006, and to offensive line coach on Jan. 15, 2007.
  • Has had at least one of his linemen selected to the Pro Bowl in 2010-12, the first time since 1967-69 that the Packers had a different lineman honored in three straight seasons.
  • In all six of his seasons as offensive line coach, the Packers have finished in the top 10 in the NFL in scoring.
  • Played in 61 games with the Packers, including 42 starts. Was the center for QB Brett Favre’s first start (Sept. 27, 1992).
  • Selected as a team captain at every level of football.

 
James Campen begins his 10th campaign as a Packers coach, his 15th overall with the organization.

Promoted to offensive line coach on Jan. 15, 2007, by Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Campen moved up from his position as assistant offensive line coach in McCarthy’s first season at the helm. Prior to that, Campen filled the role of assistant offensive line/quality control coach for two seasons.

In all six of Campen’s seasons in his current position, the Packers have finished in the top 10 in the league in scoring. Campen has had at least one of his linemen selected to the Pro Bowl each of the last three seasons, the first time since 1967-69 that the Packers had a different lineman honored in three straight seasons.

In 2012, C Jeff Saturday and G Josh Sitton were both selected to the Pro Bowl, the first time since 2003 that the team had two offensive linemen honored. Sitton became the first Green Bay guard to be honored since Marco Rivera in 2004.

Campen’s line helped the Packers rank No. 5 in the NFL in scoring (27.1) and tied for No. 2 in fewest giveaways (16) last season. QB Aaron Rodgers led the league in passer rating (108.0) and TD/INT ratio (4.88) and ranked No. 2 in TD passes (39). With injuries at running back, the Packers had seven different players rush for at least 125 yards on the season, which was tied for the most (1944) in franchise history.

In 2011, the line helped the offense set franchise records for points (560), also the second most in NFL history; total net yards (6,482); total net passing yards (4,924); and fewest giveaways (14). Rodgers was named the NFL Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press after setting an NFL single-season record for passer rating (122.5) and team marks for TD passes (45), passing yards (4,643) and completion percentage (68.3).

Under Campen’s guidance, veteran C Scott Wells earned Pro Bowl recognition in 2011 for the first time in his career as he became the first Green Bay center to be honored since Mike Flanagan in 2003, while Sitton was named a Pro Bowl alternate for the second straight season. Campen also tutored second-year T Marshall Newhouse, who started 13 games (10 at LT, three at RT).

In 2010, Bryan Bulaga started the final 12 regular-season games and all four postseason contests at RT after veteran Mark Tauscher sustained a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 4. Bulaga was selected to the All-Rookie team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA. Veteran T Chad Clifton earned Pro Bowl recognition for the second time in his career, while Sitton was named the 2010 Offensive Lineman of the Year by the NFL Alumni Association.

In 2009, Sitton started every game at RG in just his second season in the league, while rookie T.J. Lang played three different positions and started games at both tackle spots when needed. Even though injuries contributed to the Packers utilizing six different starting combinations along the line in ’09, RB Ryan Grant posted career highs in rushing yards (1,253) and touchdowns (11), and Rodgers was sacked just 10 times over the final seven games.

In the first two years at his current post, Campen worked hands-on in the development of three linemen – Daryn Colledge, Jason Spitz and Tony Moll – who started a combined 103 games from 2006-08. In 2007, the unit allowed only 19 sacks all season, and Clifton earned his first Pro Bowl appearance.

Campen (KAMP-en) made the transition from assistant offensive line coach smoothly, having worked extensively with Colledge, Spitz and Moll when all three were rookie draft choices in 2006. Alongside Joe Philbin, Campen helped teach the zone-blocking scheme to the youngsters and the veterans.

In 2005, Campen made his mark tutoring young linemen as Wells, then in just his second year, filled in at center for an injured Flanagan on several occasions and for eight games at guard after coaches altered the lineup. He also helped Clifton be named an alternate for the Pro Bowl, while seventh-round draft pick William Whitticker started 14 games at guard and became the team’s lowest-drafted rookie to start the season opener since 1972.

Campen’s direction in 2004 helped the line set a team record for fewest sacks allowed (14) and block for a 1,000-yard rusher for a sixth consecutive season, a franchise record. Rivera became the first Green Bay offensive lineman in 33 years to make three straight Pro Bowl appearances.

Formerly a player with the Packers, Campen was a Plan B free agency addition from the New Orleans Saints in 1989. He played in 15 games for Green Bay that season, then took over as the starter at center in 1990, starting all 16 games and grading out as the most consistent member of the offensive line. Campen went on to play in 13 games in both 1991 and ’92.

Green Bay’s starting center on Sept. 27, 1992, vs. Pittsburgh, Campen literally launched Brett Favre’s 285-game starting streak, an NFL record among QBs. His playing career came to an end in 1993 when he suffered a torn hamstring in Week 4 at Dallas and later underwent season-ending surgery. Campen played in 61 games overall with the Packers, making 42 of 48 starts from 1990-92.

Campen broke into the NFL by talking his way into a free-agent contract with the Saints in 1986 after going undrafted. Waived during training camp, he made the New Orleans roster in 1987 on his second try and started three games for the Saints.

A two-year starter at Tulane (1984-85), Campen received the school’s Dr. Eamon Kelley Award as a senior, honoring the top student-athlete in the class who bettered the campus and community. He was the first football player to serve as a resident advisor in the dormitory. Campen earlier had begun his collegiate career at Sacramento (Calif.) City Junior College (1982-83).

Campen began his coaching career as defensive coordinator at his prep alma mater, Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, Calif. After four seasons, he was named head coach and went 29-20-1 over the next five years, competing in the Sierra Valley Conference, one of the most competitive high school leagues in the state. As a Ponderosa student-athlete, he earned two letters in football and three in wrestling.

Possessor of a B.A. degree in social science with an emphasis in criminal justice, Campen served as a reserve deputy sheriff in New Orleans and volunteered with the Green Bay Police Department in a similar capacity while a Packers player.

Campen was born June 11, 1964, in Sacramento, Calif. He and his family make their home in Suamico, Wis. Campen also takes time to be involved in the community, giving talks to local groups.

  • Joined Packers on Feb. 27, 2004, as assistant offensive line/quality control; promoted by Mike McCarthy to assistant offensive line coach on Jan. 17, 2006, and to offensive line coach on Jan. 15, 2007.
  • Has had at least one of his linemen selected to the Pro Bowl in 2010-12, the first time since 1967-69 that the Packers had a different lineman honored in three straight seasons.
  • In all six of his seasons as offensive line coach, the Packers have finished in the top 10 in the NFL in scoring.
  • Played in 61 games with the Packers, including 42 starts. Was the center for QB Brett Favre’s first start (Sept. 27, 1992).
  • Selected as a team captain at every level of football.

 
James Campen begins his 10th campaign as a Packers coach, his 15th overall with the organization.

Promoted to offensive line coach on Jan. 15, 2007, by Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Campen moved up from his position as assistant offensive line coach in McCarthy’s first season at the helm. Prior to that, Campen filled the role of assistant offensive line/quality control coach for two seasons.

In all six of Campen’s seasons in his current position, the Packers have finished in the top 10 in the league in scoring. Campen has had at least one of his linemen selected to the Pro Bowl each of the last three seasons, the first time since 1967-69 that the Packers had a different lineman honored in three straight seasons.

In 2012, C Jeff Saturday and G Josh Sitton were both selected to the Pro Bowl, the first time since 2003 that the team had two offensive linemen honored. Sitton became the first Green Bay guard to be honored since Marco Rivera in 2004.

Campen’s line helped the Packers rank No. 5 in the NFL in scoring (27.1) and tied for No. 2 in fewest giveaways (16) last season. QB Aaron Rodgers led the league in passer rating (108.0) and TD/INT ratio (4.88) and ranked No. 2 in TD passes (39). With injuries at running back, the Packers had seven different players rush for at least 125 yards on the season, which was tied for the most (1944) in franchise history.

In 2011, the line helped the offense set franchise records for points (560), also the second most in NFL history; total net yards (6,482); total net passing yards (4,924); and fewest giveaways (14). Rodgers was named the NFL Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press after setting an NFL single-season record for passer rating (122.5) and team marks for TD passes (45), passing yards (4,643) and completion percentage (68.3).

Under Campen’s guidance, veteran C Scott Wells earned Pro Bowl recognition in 2011 for the first time in his career as he became the first Green Bay center to be honored since Mike Flanagan in 2003, while Sitton was named a Pro Bowl alternate for the second straight season. Campen also tutored second-year T Marshall Newhouse, who started 13 games (10 at LT, three at RT).

In 2010, Bryan Bulaga started the final 12 regular-season games and all four postseason contests at RT after veteran Mark Tauscher sustained a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 4. Bulaga was selected to the All-Rookie team by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA. Veteran T Chad Clifton earned Pro Bowl recognition for the second time in his career, while Sitton was named the 2010 Offensive Lineman of the Year by the NFL Alumni Association.

In 2009, Sitton started every game at RG in just his second season in the league, while rookie T.J. Lang played three different positions and started games at both tackle spots when needed. Even though injuries contributed to the Packers utilizing six different starting combinations along the line in ’09, RB Ryan Grant posted career highs in rushing yards (1,253) and touchdowns (11), and Rodgers was sacked just 10 times over the final seven games.

In the first two years at his current post, Campen worked hands-on in the development of three linemen – Daryn Colledge, Jason Spitz and Tony Moll – who started a combined 103 games from 2006-08. In 2007, the unit allowed only 19 sacks all season, and Clifton earned his first Pro Bowl appearance.

Campen (KAMP-en) made the transition from assistant offensive line coach smoothly, having worked extensively with Colledge, Spitz and Moll when all three were rookie draft choices in 2006. Alongside Joe Philbin, Campen helped teach the zone-blocking scheme to the youngsters and the veterans.

In 2005, Campen made his mark tutoring young linemen as Wells, then in just his second year, filled in at center for an injured Flanagan on several occasions and for eight games at guard after coaches altered the lineup. He also helped Clifton be named an alternate for the Pro Bowl, while seventh-round draft pick William Whitticker started 14 games at guard and became the team’s lowest-drafted rookie to start the season opener since 1972.

Campen’s direction in 2004 helped the line set a team record for fewest sacks allowed (14) and block for a 1,000-yard rusher for a sixth consecutive season, a franchise record. Rivera became the first Green Bay offensive lineman in 33 years to make three straight Pro Bowl appearances.

Formerly a player with the Packers, Campen was a Plan B free agency addition from the New Orleans Saints in 1989. He played in 15 games for Green Bay that season, then took over as the starter at center in 1990, starting all 16 games and grading out as the most consistent member of the offensive line. Campen went on to play in 13 games in both 1991 and ’92.

Green Bay’s starting center on Sept. 27, 1992, vs. Pittsburgh, Campen literally launched Brett Favre’s 285-game starting streak, an NFL record among QBs. His playing career came to an end in 1993 when he suffered a torn hamstring in Week 4 at Dallas and later underwent season-ending surgery. Campen played in 61 games overall with the Packers, making 42 of 48 starts from 1990-92.

Campen broke into the NFL by talking his way into a free-agent contract with the Saints in 1986 after going undrafted. Waived during training camp, he made the New Orleans roster in 1987 on his second try and started three games for the Saints.

A two-year starter at Tulane (1984-85), Campen received the school’s Dr. Eamon Kelley Award as a senior, honoring the top student-athlete in the class who bettered the campus and community. He was the first football player to serve as a resident advisor in the dormitory. Campen earlier had begun his collegiate career at Sacramento (Calif.) City Junior College (1982-83).

Campen began his coaching career as defensive coordinator at his prep alma mater, Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, Calif. After four seasons, he was named head coach and went 29-20-1 over the next five years, competing in the Sierra Valley Conference, one of the most competitive high school leagues in the state. As a Ponderosa student-athlete, he earned two letters in football and three in wrestling.

Possessor of a B.A. degree in social science with an emphasis in criminal justice, Campen served as a reserve deputy sheriff in New Orleans and volunteered with the Green Bay Police Department in a similar capacity while a Packers player.

Campen was born June 11, 1964, in Sacramento, Calif. He and his family make their home in Suamico, Wis. Campen also takes time to be involved in the community, giving talks to local groups.

 

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