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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • 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.

     

Coaches

Alex Van Pelt
Quarterbacks

Biography

The Green Bay Packers named Alex Van Pelt quarterbacks coach on February 7, 2014.

Van Pelt will be entering his third season with the Packers and his ninth as an NFL coach in 2014. He served as Green Bay’s running backs coach each of the last two seasons. In 2013, he helped the Packers rank No. 7 in the league in rushing offense (133.5 ypg), highlighted by RB Eddie Lacy’s 1,178 rushing yards, the most by a rookie in franchise history and the eighth most in the NFL by any player in 2013. Lacy became the first Green Bay rookie on offense to be selected to the Pro Bowl since WR James Lofton in 1978 and was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by The Associated Press. The Packers tied a single-season franchise record in 2013 by having three different running backs register 100-yard rushing games (Lacy, Johnathan Franklin, James Starks). Prior to joining Green Bay, Van Pelt served as the quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons (2010-11). In his first season in Tampa Bay, he tutored second-year QB Josh Freeman, who finished sixth in the NFL in passer rating (95.9) while throwing for 3,451 yards, 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions. Van Pelt spent the previous four seasons (2006-09) with the Buffalo Bills, serving as offensive quality control coach from 2006-07, quarterbacks coach in ’08 and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in ’09.

2013 BIO:

  • Joined Packers on February 13, 2012.
  • Enters his 17th season in the National Football League and eighth as an assistant coach.
  • Tutored a group of running backs that battled injuries in 2012, with a league-high five backs each rushing for at least 125 yards on the season.
  • Helped the Packers average 122.6 rushing yards per game in the final eight contests of 2012, No. 12 in the league over that span.
  • The former quarterback spent nine seasons as a member of the Buffalo Bills (1995-2003), appearing in 31 career games.
  • Upon his retirement as a player, spent two seasons as the color analyst for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network before pursuing a career in coaching.
  • Holds numerous career passing records at the University of Pittsburgh where he worked with Mike McCarthy from 1990-91 as McCarthy served as graduate assistant-quarterbacks.

 
Alex Van Pelt enters his 17th NFL season in 2013, his eighth as an NFL assistant coach and his second with the Packers.

Van Pelt was named the Packers’ running backs coach by Head Coach Mike McCarthy on February 13, 2012. He joined the club after spending the previous two seasons (2010-11) as quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prior to his appointment with the Buccaneers, Van Pelt spent four seasons (2006-09) on the offensive coaching staff of the Buffalo Bills.

In his first season with Green Bay in 2012, Van Pelt’s running backs battled injuries, with five different players starting at least one game and no one starting more than five contests on the season. The Packers had a league-high five different running backs rush for at least 125 yards on the season, the most by the club since 1987 (five).

Van Pelt’s group helped the Packers average 122.6 rushing yards per game in the final eight contests, No. 12 in the league over that span. That included a streak of five straight games (Weeks 12-16) with at least 100 rushing yards, Green Bay’s longest streak since a five-game stretch in 2007. Second-year RB Alex Green led the team with 464 yards on 135 carries (3.4 avg.), the only player on the team with 75-plus rushing attempts on the season.

Van Pelt was instrumental in the development of first-year RB DuJuan Harris, a street free agent who spent four games on the team’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster on Dec. 1. Harris appeared in the final four regular-season games with two starts, highlighted by a 14-carry, 70-yard outing in the season finale at Minnesota. He also started both playoff games, rushing for 100 yards on 28 carries (3.6 avg.) as well as a TD in both contests. Harris also added seven receptions for 64 yards (9.1 avg.) in the postseason.

Prior to arriving in Green Bay, Van Pelt found great success working with young QB Josh Freeman in Tampa Bay. Under Van Pelt’s direction, Freeman threw for 7,043 yards in 2010-11, the most passing yards by a Tampa Bay quarterback to that point over a two-year period in franchise annals. That included 3,592 passing yards in 2011, then the second most in team history. Freeman also threw a TD pass in 15 consecutive games (Week 5, 2010-Week 2, 2011), the longest streak in team history.

In his first full season as a starter in 2010, Freeman showed incredible maturation and improvement under Van Pelt. He finished the year as the No. 6-ranked passer in the NFL while throwing for 3,451 yards, 25 touchdowns and only six interceptions. Freeman became the first quarterback under the age of 23 to lead his team to a 10-win season since Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in 2004, with five of his victories being fourth-quarter comebacks. Freeman also ranked second among NFL quarterbacks with 364 rushing yards on 68 carries (5.4 avg.).

Van Pelt entered the 2009 season as the Bills’ quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator in September. He originally joined the Bills as offensive quality control coach in 2006 and worked in that capacity for two seasons before being elevated to quarterbacks coach in 2008.

In his only season as offensive coordinator, Van Pelt led an offense that featured former backup RB Fred Jackson. He rushed for a career-high 1,062 yards on 237 attempts (4.5 avg.) with two TDs in Van Pelt’s offense while also hauling in a career-high 46 receptions, good for second on the team, for 371 yards (8.1 avg.) and two scores. His 1,062 rushing yards ranked ninth in the AFC and his 1,433 total yards from scrimmage ranked 10th in the NFL and sixth in the AFC.

During his time as quarterbacks coach, Van Pelt assisted in the development of QB Trent Edwards. Under the direction of Van Pelt, Edwards posted a 65.5 completion percentage to rank No. 6 in the NFL in 2008 as well as No. 2 all-time in Bills history for a single season. Edwards also recorded a fourth-quarter passer rating of 106.3 to rank No. 3 in the NFL that season.

Van Pelt joined the Bills in 2006 after spending the winter of 2006 as the quarterbacks coach/pass coordinator for the University at Buffalo. He also volunteered with the Bills in 2005 as an offensive quality control coach after spending the 2005 NFL Europe season as the Frankfurt Galaxy’s quarterbacks coach, where he was responsible for the offensive play-calling. After his retirement from the NFL in 2003, he spent two seasons as the color analyst for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.

Van Pelt was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the eighth round of the 1993 NFL Draft and later signed with Buffalo as a free agent in 1995. He spent his entire nine-year career (1995-2003) as a member of the Bills and played in 31 games with 11 starts while amassing 2,985 yards passing and 16 touchdowns.

A four-year starter (1989-92) at the University of Pittsburgh, Van Pelt holds school career records for most passing yards (11,267), completions (867) and attempts (1,503). He became only the fifth collegiate player to throw for 2,000 yards in four consecutive seasons. From 1990-91, Van Pelt was coached by McCarthy, who was serving as the Panthers’ graduate assistant – quarterbacks.

Born on May 1, 1970, in Pittsburgh, Pa, Van Pelt lives in Green Bay with his wife Brooke and daughters, Payton Dale and Katherine Paige, and son, Jack MacGregor.

The Green Bay Packers named Alex Van Pelt quarterbacks coach on February 7, 2014.

Van Pelt will be entering his third season with the Packers and his ninth as an NFL coach in 2014. He served as Green Bay’s running backs coach each of the last two seasons. In 2013, he helped the Packers rank No. 7 in the league in rushing offense (133.5 ypg), highlighted by RB Eddie Lacy’s 1,178 rushing yards, the most by a rookie in franchise history and the eighth most in the NFL by any player in 2013. Lacy became the first Green Bay rookie on offense to be selected to the Pro Bowl since WR James Lofton in 1978 and was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by The Associated Press. The Packers tied a single-season franchise record in 2013 by having three different running backs register 100-yard rushing games (Lacy, Johnathan Franklin, James Starks). Prior to joining Green Bay, Van Pelt served as the quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons (2010-11). In his first season in Tampa Bay, he tutored second-year QB Josh Freeman, who finished sixth in the NFL in passer rating (95.9) while throwing for 3,451 yards, 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions. Van Pelt spent the previous four seasons (2006-09) with the Buffalo Bills, serving as offensive quality control coach from 2006-07, quarterbacks coach in ’08 and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in ’09.

2013 BIO:

  • Joined Packers on February 13, 2012.
  • Enters his 17th season in the National Football League and eighth as an assistant coach.
  • Tutored a group of running backs that battled injuries in 2012, with a league-high five backs each rushing for at least 125 yards on the season.
  • Helped the Packers average 122.6 rushing yards per game in the final eight contests of 2012, No. 12 in the league over that span.
  • The former quarterback spent nine seasons as a member of the Buffalo Bills (1995-2003), appearing in 31 career games.
  • Upon his retirement as a player, spent two seasons as the color analyst for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network before pursuing a career in coaching.
  • Holds numerous career passing records at the University of Pittsburgh where he worked with Mike McCarthy from 1990-91 as McCarthy served as graduate assistant-quarterbacks.

 
Alex Van Pelt enters his 17th NFL season in 2013, his eighth as an NFL assistant coach and his second with the Packers.

Van Pelt was named the Packers’ running backs coach by Head Coach Mike McCarthy on February 13, 2012. He joined the club after spending the previous two seasons (2010-11) as quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prior to his appointment with the Buccaneers, Van Pelt spent four seasons (2006-09) on the offensive coaching staff of the Buffalo Bills.

In his first season with Green Bay in 2012, Van Pelt’s running backs battled injuries, with five different players starting at least one game and no one starting more than five contests on the season. The Packers had a league-high five different running backs rush for at least 125 yards on the season, the most by the club since 1987 (five).

Van Pelt’s group helped the Packers average 122.6 rushing yards per game in the final eight contests, No. 12 in the league over that span. That included a streak of five straight games (Weeks 12-16) with at least 100 rushing yards, Green Bay’s longest streak since a five-game stretch in 2007. Second-year RB Alex Green led the team with 464 yards on 135 carries (3.4 avg.), the only player on the team with 75-plus rushing attempts on the season.

Van Pelt was instrumental in the development of first-year RB DuJuan Harris, a street free agent who spent four games on the team’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster on Dec. 1. Harris appeared in the final four regular-season games with two starts, highlighted by a 14-carry, 70-yard outing in the season finale at Minnesota. He also started both playoff games, rushing for 100 yards on 28 carries (3.6 avg.) as well as a TD in both contests. Harris also added seven receptions for 64 yards (9.1 avg.) in the postseason.

Prior to arriving in Green Bay, Van Pelt found great success working with young QB Josh Freeman in Tampa Bay. Under Van Pelt’s direction, Freeman threw for 7,043 yards in 2010-11, the most passing yards by a Tampa Bay quarterback to that point over a two-year period in franchise annals. That included 3,592 passing yards in 2011, then the second most in team history. Freeman also threw a TD pass in 15 consecutive games (Week 5, 2010-Week 2, 2011), the longest streak in team history.

In his first full season as a starter in 2010, Freeman showed incredible maturation and improvement under Van Pelt. He finished the year as the No. 6-ranked passer in the NFL while throwing for 3,451 yards, 25 touchdowns and only six interceptions. Freeman became the first quarterback under the age of 23 to lead his team to a 10-win season since Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in 2004, with five of his victories being fourth-quarter comebacks. Freeman also ranked second among NFL quarterbacks with 364 rushing yards on 68 carries (5.4 avg.).

Van Pelt entered the 2009 season as the Bills’ quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator in September. He originally joined the Bills as offensive quality control coach in 2006 and worked in that capacity for two seasons before being elevated to quarterbacks coach in 2008.

In his only season as offensive coordinator, Van Pelt led an offense that featured former backup RB Fred Jackson. He rushed for a career-high 1,062 yards on 237 attempts (4.5 avg.) with two TDs in Van Pelt’s offense while also hauling in a career-high 46 receptions, good for second on the team, for 371 yards (8.1 avg.) and two scores. His 1,062 rushing yards ranked ninth in the AFC and his 1,433 total yards from scrimmage ranked 10th in the NFL and sixth in the AFC.

During his time as quarterbacks coach, Van Pelt assisted in the development of QB Trent Edwards. Under the direction of Van Pelt, Edwards posted a 65.5 completion percentage to rank No. 6 in the NFL in 2008 as well as No. 2 all-time in Bills history for a single season. Edwards also recorded a fourth-quarter passer rating of 106.3 to rank No. 3 in the NFL that season.

Van Pelt joined the Bills in 2006 after spending the winter of 2006 as the quarterbacks coach/pass coordinator for the University at Buffalo. He also volunteered with the Bills in 2005 as an offensive quality control coach after spending the 2005 NFL Europe season as the Frankfurt Galaxy’s quarterbacks coach, where he was responsible for the offensive play-calling. After his retirement from the NFL in 2003, he spent two seasons as the color analyst for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.

Van Pelt was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the eighth round of the 1993 NFL Draft and later signed with Buffalo as a free agent in 1995. He spent his entire nine-year career (1995-2003) as a member of the Bills and played in 31 games with 11 starts while amassing 2,985 yards passing and 16 touchdowns.

A four-year starter (1989-92) at the University of Pittsburgh, Van Pelt holds school career records for most passing yards (11,267), completions (867) and attempts (1,503). He became only the fifth collegiate player to throw for 2,000 yards in four consecutive seasons. From 1990-91, Van Pelt was coached by McCarthy, who was serving as the Panthers’ graduate assistant – quarterbacks.

Born on May 1, 1970, in Pittsburgh, Pa, Van Pelt lives in Green Bay with his wife Brooke and daughters, Payton Dale and Katherine Paige, and son, Jack MacGregor.

 

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