Morgan Burnett, Sam Shields to be featured alumni this week

Former players at Lambeau Field Atrium on Friday; locations around Lambeau Field on Saturday

Former Packers alumni Morgan Burnett and Sam Shields

The Green Bay Packers are welcoming back featured alumni Morgan Burnett and Sam Shields for the Packers-49ers game on Saturday, Jan. 22.

Leading up to the game, the alumni will be signing autographs and visiting with fans at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Friday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Shields will be visiting with fans and signing autographs at surprise locations around Lambeau Field on gameday from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Burnett 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.

Sam Shields came to the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2010 from the University of Miami. The cornerback progressed rapidly as a rookie, earning the nickel CB job and seeing time as a kick returner. He spent seven seasons in Green Bay, and including playoffs, he played in 91 games and posted 23 interceptions, tied for No. 2 in the NFL during that span. Though injuries threatened to end his playing career, he worked his way back to health and spent the 2018 season with the Los Angeles Rams.

Morgan Burnett was selected by the Packers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Georgia Tech and played eight seasons for the team. He started in all 113 games he played for the Packers, including the postseason. Considered a defensive leader in both the huddle and the locker room, the safety led the team in total tackles twice and recorded 10 interceptions and nine fumble recoveries. He finished his playing career with the Steelers and the Browns, retiring in 2021.

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