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Green Bay Packers alumni Mark Chmura and George Koonce will be in Green Bay this weekend taking part in various fan activities leading up to the Packers-Seahawks game.
Chmura, a Super Bowl Champion with Green Bay, was a sixth-round draft choice of the Packers in 1992 out of Boston College. A three-time Pro Bowl selection (1995, 97, 98) he finished his career with 188 receptions for 2,253 yards and 17 touchdowns. An exceptional blocker, he was named All-Pro in 1995 when he caught 54 passes for 679 yards and seven TDs. A starter at tight end in two Super Bowls for the Packers, he caught a two-point conversion in Green Bay's win over New England in Super Bowl XXXI and he caught a six-yard touchdown pass in Super Bowl XXXII. He will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in July 2010.
Koonce, also a Super Bowl Champion with Green Bay, played in 112 career games for the Packers from 1992-1999. A starter at linebacker in 102 of those contests, he signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 1992. During his career with the Green and Gold he made 623 tackles, including 374 solo stops, and had four interceptions. One of those interceptions he returned 75 yards for a touchdown at Minnesota on Sept. 22, 1996. He led the team in total tackles in 1994 (119) and 1996 (117). He currently is the Athletic Director at UW-Milwaukee after stints at Marquette University and as the Packers' director of player development.
On Saturday, Dec. 26, both Chmura and Koonce will be visiting with fans and signing autographs in the Packers Pro Shop from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
On Sunday, Dec. 27, prior to the game from 10 to 10:25 a.m., Koonce will be visiting with fans and signing autographs in the Lambeau Field Atrium and then be doing the same in the Tundra Tailgate Zone from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. More information on the Tundra Tailgate Zone can be found online at here.
Also on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Chmura will be visiting with fans and signing autographs in the Legends Club on the Associated Bank Club Level, an area accessible to game attendees with suite or club seat tickets, as a guest of the 'Alumni Meet and Greet.'
Both former Packers players will be introduced on Lambeau Field during pregame festivities.