LeRoy Butler announces documentary film in development

Award-winning O’Malley Creadon Productions, Pro Football Hall of Fame on board “Leap of Faith: The LeRoy Butler Story” feature film project

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Pro Football Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler

Ring of Excellence Ceremony

On Thursday evening, November 17, 2022, before a national television audience on Thursday Night Football, the Packers will unveil the name Butler in the team's "Ring of Excellence" as they honor his recent Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. LeRoy Butler's legacy will now stand permanently alongside the NFL's most renowned and revered icons – the historic bedrock of professional football lore.

About O'Malley Creadon Productions O'Malley Creadon Productions is one of the leading documentary teams in America. Formed in 2000, O'Malley Creadon has twice been nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and has won countless awards for their work. Their credits include the Emmy-nominated ESPN "30 for 30" film CATHOLICS VS. CONVICTS (2016), the sleeper Sundance sensation WORDPLAY (2006), Independent Spirit Award winner IF YOU BUILD IT (2014), and their most recent release THE LOYOLA PROJECT (2022) which the Chicago Sun-Times called "Mesmerizing" and WGN-Radio called "an unbelievably great film… recommended for everyone!" Christine O'Malley has produced over twenty films, including the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary TAYLOR SWIFT: MISS AMERICANA (2020). Director Patrick Creadon is a founding member of the Documentary Committee of the Director's Guild of America and served on the U.S. Documentary Jury at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. In 2012, Creadon served as a Sundance Storytelling Fellow at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford, England. The LeRoy Butler Backstory Overcoming hardship and adversity have been the pathways by which LeRoy Butler has come to understand the need for giving back, especially to youth who are vulnerable, impressionable, and critically at-risk. Like many former professional athletes whose connection and commitment to community runs deep in locally-disengaged communities like Milwaukee, Wisconsin throughout the nation, LeRoy has dedicated himself to being a part of the solution through efforts like his 'Butler versus Bullying' program. The NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990's All-Decade team, 4-time Associated Press All-Pro selection, and 4-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, labors and is revered in the tradition of Green Bay Packers legends like Willie Davis and Reggie White, and friends and teammates like Charles Woodson, Gilbert "Gravedigger" Brown, Dr. George Koonce, and Santana Dotson. LeRoy Butler's impact on America's social justice landscape is enduring and constant. "After I retired from playing, I chose to make Wisconsin my home forever," said Mr. Butler, 2022 NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and 1996 Super Bowl Champion with Hall of Fame teammates Reggie White and Brett Favre. "From the very beginning, people all over the state have provided pathways for me to give back to those who have done so much for me in my career. My mother predicted many years ago that if I remained faithful and diligent, despite difficult circumstances, one day I would be in the Hall of Fame. Mom was right!"

LeRoy's remarkable journey from the devastating hardship of poverty to acknowledgement as one the greatest athletes in professional football history is as intensely personal and as it is universally compelling. He has been immortalized as a world class athlete, an exemplary community leader, and an exceptional husband and father. Far beyond credit as the inventor of the 'Lambeau Leap', he has paved a legacy of excellence as he joins the 28 legendary Green Bay Packer Hall of Famers forever enshrined in Canton, Ohio including Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Willie Davis, Ray Nitschke, Paul Hornung, Jerry Kramer, Brett Favre, Herb Adderley, Willie Wood, Reggie White, Charles Woodson, James Lofton, and others.

For more information, contact Billy Young at (414) 614-3109. billy.young@alivemke.com.

Pro Football Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler announced his "Leap of Faith" documentary project during a press conference in the Packers Hall of Fame at Lambeau Field on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

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