For his performance vs. the Indianapolis Colts, safety Nick Collins was chosen as the Packers 'Hall of Fame Featured Player of the Week.' The weekly exhibit contains memorabilia from the victory over the Colts, including a game ball autographed by Collins.
Collins authored a game-changing play, returning an interception of Peyton Manning 62 yards for a touchdown on the Colts' opening possession of the third quarter to make the score 24-7. Collins shares, with teammate Charles Woodson, the NFL lead in interceptions (four) and interceptions returned for touchdowns (two).
Each Monday (or in the case of a Monday night game, Tuesday), new items from the previous day's game will be placed in the display to be viewed by visitors to the Hall. Included among the items will be the autographed game ball, which at the end of the week will be awarded randomly to a Hall of Fame visitor who signed up for the free drawing.
The winners of game balls thus far have been Betty Hungerford, Hudson, Wis. (Week 1, Will Blackmon), Carl Peterson, Melrose, Wis. (Week 2, Charles Woodson), Chuck Prill, Aledo, Texas (Week 3, Greg Jennings), Allen Farner, Fountain City, Wis. (Week 4, Greg Jennings), Colleen Duffey, Green Bay (Week 5, Aaron Rodgers) and Tom Beall from Milam, Texas (Week 6, Aaron Kampman).
Also in the exhibit will be the featured player's jersey, as well as potentially other items such as a face mask, shoes, gloves and other equipment.
The exhibit opened Tuesday, Sept. 9, and will continue through the season. Hall of Fame admission is required to see the exhibit, and upon purchasing a ticket for the Hall, each visitor will receive a random drawing form to fill out. One form will be distributed per each paid admission. A winner will be selected at close of business Saturday and be notified on or before the following Monday.
The featured player will be selected after each game and will be indicated in game coverage on the team's Web site, packers.com. Packers.com also will feature a photo of the display at the beginning of each week.
*The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is open on non-game days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the exception of opening at 8 a.m. on the day prior to and after a game. Hours may vary on game days and holidays. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and older), $5 for children 6-11, and children 5 and under are free. Group pricing is available for schools and other groups; for more information, contact the Hall of Fame at 920/569-7512. Information also is available online at www.lambeaufield.com.
For fans desiring to visit the Hall and take a Stadium Tour, combination pricing for an adult is $19, a savings of $2. Combination pricing only is available where Stadium Tours are sold.*