The Green Bay Packers are welcoming back featured alumni Nick Barnett and Robert Ferguson for the Packers-Buccaneers game on Sunday, Dec. 3. Leading up to the game, the alumni will be signing autographs and visiting with fans in the Lambeau Field Atrium on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Johnsonville Tailgate Village will also feature Barnett on gameday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., where he will be visiting with fans and signing autographs. More information on the Johnsonville Tailgate Village can be found online at http://www.packers.com/lambeau-field/johnsonville-tailgatevillagehtml.
Also on Sunday, Ferguson will be visiting with fans and signing autographs during that same time in the Legends Club on the Associated Bank Club Level, an area accessible to game attendees with suite or club seat tickets, as a guest of the 'Alumni Meet and Greet.'
Selected out of Oregon State in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft, Nick Barnett played linebacker for the Packers for eight seasons (2003-10). After coming to Green Bay, Barnett contributed to the defense immediately, recording 134 tackles in his rookie season. In October of 2005, Barnett also recorded a 95-yard interception return for a touchdown, the second-longest interception return for a touchdown in team history. Barnett remains the team record-holder for most total tackles in one season, with 194 in 2005, and led the team in tackles a record five seasons during his time with the Packers.
Selected out of Texas A&M in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, Robert Ferguson, a wide receiver, played with the team for six seasons (2001-06), appearing in 60 games and racking up 116 receptions, 1,577 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Ferguson also spent time as a kick returner, averaging an impressive 25 yards per return in 2004, which ranked seventh in the NFL during that season.