Packers running back Ryan Grant has been chosen as the Packers Hall of Fame Featured Player of the Week in recognition of his performance against the Chicago Bears. The exhibit contains memorabilia from the win over the Bears, including a game ball autographed by Grant.
Grant, who previously earned the Hall's recognition in Weeks 7 and 11, staked the Packers to an early lead against the Bears with a 62-yard TD run on the game's first offensive play. He went on to rush for 137 yards on 20 carries. He added a second touchdown in the fourth quarter, which ended up being the decisive points in the game. It was the third 100-yard effort on the season for Grant and put him at 1,068 rushing yards overall on the year.
The Hall of Fame's weekly exhibit, The Hall of Fame Featured Player of the Week, contains memorabilia from each week's game, including a game ball autographed by a featured player of the week.
Each Monday (or in the case of a Monday night game, Tuesday), new items from the previous 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 Janice Pettengil, Lansing, Mich. (Week 1, Johnny Jolly), Ron Meier, Menomonee Falls, Wis. (Week 2, Charles Woodson), Mary McCourt, Oshkosh, Wis. (Week 3, John Kuhn), Wendy Wolman, Elkhorn, Wis. (Week 4, Jermichael Finley), Richard Kolehmainen, White Lake, Mich. (Week 6, Donald Driver) and Allison Mahlstedt, Norfolk, Va. (Week 7, Ryan Grant); Bill Kuss, Kenosha, Wis. (Week 8, Spencer Havner); Norm Penney, St. Mary's, Ontario, Canada (Week 9, Ahman Green); Bryan Hopper, Riley, Kan. (Week 10, Charles Woodson); Hannah Campbell, Green Bay (Week 11, Ryan Grant); Jessie Erickson, Spencer, Wis. (Week 12, Charles Woodson); and Ruth Perez, Turtle Creek, Pa. (Week 13, Jermichael Finley).
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 Sept. 14 and 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 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 Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. 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 by clicking here.
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.*