Wide receiver Donald Driver earned selection as the Packers Hall of Fame Featured Player of the Week after igniting the Packers to a 34-16 victory over the San Francisco 49ers Sunday afternoon. The exhibit contains memorabilia from the game, including a game ball autographed by Driver.
Driver's big play came early in the third quarter when he converted a reception for 61 yards down the right side, breaking three tackles and carrying two other defenders into the end zone for a touchdown. That play gave the Packers a 21-13 lead.
"I thought Donald Driver's touchdown was the biggest play in the game," Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. "I thought it ignited our football team, and we e needed that. We had some segments there in the first half where we weren't as sharp as we needed to. But I thought Donald Driver's play was clearly the biggest play in the game and then we were able to take off from there."
In earning his first Hall of Fame Featured Player of the Week recognition this season, Driver finished Sunday's game with four receptions for 73-yards, and one touchdown.
Each week, new items from the previous week 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.
Also in the exhibit will be the featured player's jersey, as well as other potential items such as a face mask, shoes, gloves and other equipment.
The winners of game balls thus far have been Kimberly Ruffolo, Lake In The Hills, Ill. (Week 1, Clay Matthews). Stan Martin, Avondale, Ariz. (Week 2, Jermichael Finley); Amy Johnson, St. Peters, Mo. (Week 3, Aaron Rodgers); Emma Jeffers, Manitowoc, Wis. (Week 4, Charles Woodson); Randy Kraft, Devils Lake, N.D. (Week 5, Brandon Jackson); David Morris, Clifton Forge, Va. (Week 6, Greg Jennings); Brian Schaible, Roanoke, Texas (Week 7, Desmond Bishop); Rebecca Tester, Indian Head, Md. (Week 8, Tramon Williams); Dan Wade, Baraboo, Wis. (Week 9, James Jones); John Burrows, Hinsdale, Mass. (Week 11, Greg Jennings); and Dustin Phillips, Glasgow, Kent. (Week 12, Aaron Rodgers).
The exhibit will continue through the season. Hall of Fame admission is required to see the exhibit, and visitors are able to fill out a raffle form for a chance to win the ball. One raffle ticket will be distributed per each paid admission. Raffle winners 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 Packers.com will feature a photo of the display at the beginning of each week.
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The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The day before a game the Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours may vary on gamedays and holidays. Cost is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors (62 and older), military (with valid military ID), student (with college student ID) and youth (12-17); $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 is available only where Stadium Tours are sold.