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  • Thu., Aug. 06, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Thu., Aug. 06, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT Bike Safety Rodeo The bike rodeo will feature free bike helmet fittings, a free bike helmet giveaway and a safety course for children to learn and practice bicycle riding skills. Participants also will have the opportunity to enter to win prizes, including Packers Family Night tickets and one of two Huffy bikes autographed by a Green Bay Packers player.
  • Thu., Aug. 06, 2015 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CDT Head Coach Mike McCarthy press conference

    Post-practice                Head Coach Mike McCarthy available in Media Auditorium

  • Fri., Aug. 07, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Fri., Aug. 07, 2015 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CDT Head Coach Mike McCarthy press conference

    Post-practice                Head Coach Mike McCarthy available in Media Auditorium

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night

    'Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health,' will take place Saturday evening, Aug. 8. Now in its 15th year, ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2015 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

Front Office

Pepper Burruss
Director of Sports Medicine Administration

Biography

One of the more visible people in the organization, Pepper Burruss embarks upon his 23rd season with the Packers and his 39th in the NFL overall. Burruss, a certified athletic trainer and physical therapist, enters his first season as director of sports medicine administration after 22 years as the head athletic trainer. He joined Green Bay in 1993 following 16 seasons with the New York Jets as an assistant athletic trainer.

The 61-year-old Burruss was hired by the Jets in 1977 after receiving his B.S. degree in physical therapy from Northwestern University Medical School. One year earlier, he had graduated with honors from Purdue University, where he earned a B.A. in health and safety education. At Purdue, Burruss was fortunate to be a student trainer working under a legend in the field, the late William “Pinky” Newell.

Burruss has won several awards during his NFL tenure. Most recently, he earned the NFL Physicians Society’s Outstanding NFL Athletic Trainer award for the 2012 season at the annual NFL Scouting Combine.

The Packers’ athletic training staff was honored by its peers with the NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year award in 2011. It was the second time Burruss had won the award; the first came as a member of the Jets’ athletic training staff in 1985. Burruss’ Jets staff also was honored at the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) clinical symposium in 1994 by former Jets defensive lineman Dennis Byrd, who credited the team’s emergency care as a contributing factor in his miraculous recovery from quadriplegia. Byrd had suffered a fractured neck after an on-field collision in a 1992 game against Kansas City at the Meadowlands.

Burruss has been involved in multiple head, neck and spinal-care initiatives. In 2010, he was chosen by the NFL to represent the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) on the league’s Head, Neck and Spine Medical Committee, which led to his subsequent serving on both the Equipment Standards and Return to Play Criterion subcommittees.

Professionally, Burruss has served two terms on the executive committee of the PFATS, first as an AFC assistant athletic trainer representative, then as the NFC head athletic trainer representative.

A product of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., where he attended Ketcham High School, Burruss was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 2000, and in 2011, he was also inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association (WATA) Hall of Fame. 

Born Thomas Pepper Burruss on April 15, 1954, in Beacon, N.Y., he is married to Nancy, with whom he has a son, Shane, 26, and a daughter, Christina, 21.

Also a medical practitioner, Nancy has her Ph.D. from Indiana University and is the dean of student services at Bellin College in Green Bay, where she is also the director of the undergraduate nursing program.

One of the more visible people in the organization, Pepper Burruss embarks upon his 23rd season with the Packers and his 39th in the NFL overall. Burruss, a certified athletic trainer and physical therapist, enters his first season as director of sports medicine administration after 22 years as the head athletic trainer. He joined Green Bay in 1993 following 16 seasons with the New York Jets as an assistant athletic trainer.

The 61-year-old Burruss was hired by the Jets in 1977 after receiving his B.S. degree in physical therapy from Northwestern University Medical School. One year earlier, he had graduated with honors from Purdue University, where he earned a B.A. in health and safety education. At Purdue, Burruss was fortunate to be a student trainer working under a legend in the field, the late William “Pinky” Newell.

Burruss has won several awards during his NFL tenure. Most recently, he earned the NFL Physicians Society’s Outstanding NFL Athletic Trainer award for the 2012 season at the annual NFL Scouting Combine.

The Packers’ athletic training staff was honored by its peers with the NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year award in 2011. It was the second time Burruss had won the award; the first came as a member of the Jets’ athletic training staff in 1985. Burruss’ Jets staff also was honored at the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) clinical symposium in 1994 by former Jets defensive lineman Dennis Byrd, who credited the team’s emergency care as a contributing factor in his miraculous recovery from quadriplegia. Byrd had suffered a fractured neck after an on-field collision in a 1992 game against Kansas City at the Meadowlands.

Burruss has been involved in multiple head, neck and spinal-care initiatives. In 2010, he was chosen by the NFL to represent the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) on the league’s Head, Neck and Spine Medical Committee, which led to his subsequent serving on both the Equipment Standards and Return to Play Criterion subcommittees.

Professionally, Burruss has served two terms on the executive committee of the PFATS, first as an AFC assistant athletic trainer representative, then as the NFC head athletic trainer representative.

A product of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., where he attended Ketcham High School, Burruss was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 2000, and in 2011, he was also inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association (WATA) Hall of Fame. 

Born Thomas Pepper Burruss on April 15, 1954, in Beacon, N.Y., he is married to Nancy, with whom he has a son, Shane, 26, and a daughter, Christina, 21.

Also a medical practitioner, Nancy has her Ph.D. from Indiana University and is the dean of student services at Bellin College in Green Bay, where she is also the director of the undergraduate nursing program.