Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy will take part in the pre-gameday excitement by greeting fans and participating in a Q-and-A session with Wayne Larrivee, the radio voice of the Packers. Packers alumni Donny Anderson and Greg Koch will also be at the rally to socialize with fans, sign autographs and discuss their thoughts on the next day’s game against the Cowboys. A round-table discussion with Packers.com writers Vic Ketchman, Mike Spofford and the audience will conclude the event.
2012 SEASON: Saw significant action on both defense and special teams in his second season, appearing in all 16 games with 10 starts…Played from scrimmage for the first time in the season opener and then started his first career game as an extra DB in Week 7…Moved into the starting lineup permanently in Week 8 after Woodson suffered a broken collarbone in the second half at St. Louis (Oct. 21) the week prior…Started the final nine games at free safety, finishing the season with 46 tackles (41 solo), six passes defensed and an INT that he returned for a TD…Also contributed regularly on special teams for the second consecutive season, finishing with a career-high 10 tackles, tied for the third-highest total on the club…At Seattle (Sept. 24): Appeared in the game on both defense and special teams, but did not record any statistics. Was at the center of the controversial play that decided the game in Seattle’s favor when he jumped to intercept a ball in the end zone as time expired. Despite what was ultimately ruled a simultaneous possession, an official review determined that the ball changed hands and was wrestled away by WR Golden Tate for a TD, giving the Seahawks a 14-12 victory (following PAT)…At St. Louis (Oct. 21): Received his first career start as the unit opened with three safeties. Appeared on 27 defensive plays, finishing with three solo tackles. Was also a key part of the well-executed surprise onside kick the Packers called late in the first quarter. On the play, teamed with CB Jarrett Bush to hit Rams CB Trumaine Johnson as he leapt to receive the ball, jarring it loose and allowing LB Jamari Lattimore to make the recovery…Vs. Jacksonville (Oct. 28): Started at FS with Morgan Burnett moving over to SS in the absence of the injured Woodson. Saw action on 65 plays and finished with seven tackles (six solo) and two passes defensed…At Detroit (Nov. 18): Made the most impactful play of his young career when he returned an interception 72 yards for a TD in the third quarter. INT was the first of his career and came when he picked off a QB Matthew Stafford throw that had been bobbled into the air by TE Tony Scheffler. He side-stepped a tackle attempt near the sideline early in the return and went untouched the rest of the way before being tackled into the end zone. The TD gave Green Bay a 14-10 lead and was the longest INT return for a TD by a Packer since S Aaron Rouse’s 99-yarder vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 19, 2008.
2011: Made the club out of training camp as the team’s No. 4 safety, joining LBs Lattimore and Vic So’oto as the three non-drafted free agents to make the opening-day roster in 2011…Put forth a strong preseason effort that included 15 tackles (10 solo) and an interception…Also displayed his versatility and value by recovering an onside kick in the third preseason game at Indianapolis (Aug. 26), allowing the Packers to drive for the game-winning FG…During the regular season, was one of only four rookies on the roster to appear in 15 or more games, joining WR Randall Cobb, LB D.J. Smith and TE Ryan Taylor…Became a factor on special teams, particularly on kickoff coverage, where he notched eight of his nine tackles, a total that ranked sixth on the team and third among rookies...Ascended to the No. 3 safety position on the depth chart following a season-ending neck injury to Collins in Week 2, but did not see the field on defense during the year…At Carolina (Sept. 18): Made his NFL debut, appearing only on special teams, but did not record any statistics…Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 14): Saw action on special teams, making a great effort by sustaining his block on S Eric Frampton all the way down the field, helping to spring Cobb’s 80-yard punt return for a TD early in the first quarter…Vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 20): Appeared on special teams, where he was credited with two tackles on the kickoff coverage unit. Also made a good block on S Corey Lynch at the start of Cobb’s 55-yard punt return in the fourth quarter…At Detroit (Nov. 24): Bested his career high of two special teams tackles from the previous week by tying for a team high with three, recording all three stops on the kickoff team.
COLLEGE: A four-year letterman and three-year starter who finished his career with 241 tackles, including 7½ for loss, eight interceptions and 15 passes defensed from the safety position…Named first-team All-Sun Belt Conference following his senior season in 2010 when he set or tied career highs in almost every statistical category…Earned his degree in physical education…Senior season (2010): Tallied a career-high 84 tackles (38 solo) and matched his career-best interception total with three…Was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the team’s loss at eventual national champion Auburn (Sept. 4)…Led the team with 11 tackles against the Tigers, including 1½ for loss and was the lone Red Wolf to sack eventual Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, also adding a forced fumble and a recovery in the game…Finished the season ranked No. 10 in the conference in tackles and tied for fourth in INTs…Junior season (2009): Started the first 11 games as part of a unit that ranked first in the conference in both yards allowed and scoring defense…Finished with 64 tackles (37 solo), an interception, six passes defensed and a team-high three fumble recoveries…Had a season-high 11 tackles at Louisville (Oct. 31)…Was also named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and the SBC Academic Honor Roll…Sophomore season (2008): Opened all 12 games in his first season as a starter, making 67 tackles, including three for loss, a team-high three interceptions and five passes defensed…Registered a career-high 13 tackles vs. Southern Miss (Sept. 13) and had six games with at least five tackles for an ASU defense that ranked No. 2 in the conference his sophomore year...Redshirt freshman season (2007): Saw action in 12 games as a reserve…Recorded 26 tackles (12 solo), a sack and an interception on the season…First career sack came vs. SMU (Sept. 15) and first career INT came vs. Troy (Oct. 27).
PERSONAL: Given name Melvin Delaine Jennings…Born in Grenada, Miss. …Has a 1-year old daughter, Malia…High school: Played CB, S and WR at Calhoun City (Miss.) High School…Was named first-team all-state after totaling 70 tackles, five INTs and 15 passes defensed his senior year for a team that went 12-1 and reached the third round of the state playoffs for Class 2A…Had 16 receptions for 363 yards (22.7 avg.) and four TDs on offense, while also returning two punts for TDs…Received second-team all-state honors as a junior after making 70 tackles and eight interceptions on the season…Lettered six times in baseball, having made the varsity team in seventh grade and also lettered twice in track, competing in a number of events…Excelled in academics, ranking No. 5 in his graduating class and receiving the United States National Minority Leadership Award in 2005…Community involvement: Attended the Packers PALS Program and Phoenix Fitness Fun Party in 2011…Volunteered at youth football camps and also at a prom-type gathering for senior citizens while in college…Hobbies/interests: Recalled his most memorable sports achievement as Arkansas State’s 18-14 upset victory at Texas A&M during the 2008 season…Names Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders as his favorite athletes…Lists his favorite movie as Life and enjoys listening to hip-hop music…Residence: Calhoun City, Miss.