The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. announced that Davante Adams will be honored with the Hall’s ‘Most Valuable Player’ award, presented by MillerCoors, and Jamaal Williams will be honored with the ‘Rookie of the Year’ award at the 48th Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Induction Banquet. Former players Ryan Longwell and Mark Tauscher will become the newest members of the Hall at the banquet, to be held the evening of July 21, 2018, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Adams authored another impressive season in 2017, leading the team with 74 catches for a team-high 885 yards and 10 TDs, and was selected to his first career Pro Bowl as an injury replacement. In his fourth year as a pro, he was tied for No. 2 in the NFL in TD receptions, and he has 22 receiving TDs since 2016, No. 1 in the league over that span. He registered a TD catch in seven road games in 2017, joining Donald Driver as the only players in franchise history to accomplish that feat. Adams was tied for No. 4 in the NFL in red-zone TD catches, with seven, and posted seven-plus receptions five times on the season, a team high and a career best. Adams is the only player in the NFL with 70-plus receptions and 10-plus TD catches in both of the last two seasons. He posted 237 catches from 2014-17, the fourth most in franchise history by a player in his first four NFL seasons.
Williams was selected by the Packers with the second of two fourth-round choices in the 2017 NFL Draft (No. 134 overall), becoming the first BYU running back picked by Green Bay in team history. He played in all 16 games with seven starts, seeing time on offense and special teams. He rushed for a team-high 556 yards over the course of the season, the fourth most by a Green Bay rookie in team history, with four TDs on 153 carries. He also recorded 25 receptions for 262 yards and two TDs, the most receiving yards by a Green Bay rookie running back since 1988. He posted a rushing TD and a receiving TD each in two games, becoming the first Packers rookie in team history to accomplish that feat. After moving to the starting lineup in Week 11, he posted 672 yards from scrimmage over the next six games (No. 11 in the NFL over that span) and registered 100-plus yards from scrimmage in four of the final six games.
A limited number of tickets for the Banquet, which begins with a cash bar at 4 p.m. with dinner and program to follow at 5:30 p.m., are still available. To purchase tickets, contact Holly Borga at (920) 965-6986 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lance Allan, sports anchor at Today’s TMJ4 in Milwaukee, will emcee the event. One of the most recognizable sports broadcasters in the state of Wisconsin, Allan began his career in Rhinelander and Green Bay before moving to Milwaukee to become a part of TMJ4. He currently serves as the station’s sports anchor, where he frequently covers the Packers.
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Golf Classic is set for Monday, July 9, 2018, at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation independent of the Green Bay Packers that guides the Hall as a historic national sports venue and educational resource to the Green Bay community and the state of Wisconsin. The Hall raises funds through its annual Induction Banquet, Golf Classic and other events to preserve the history of the Green Bay Packers and expand its archives. Historic memorabilia donated by individuals to the Hall may qualify as tax-deductible gifts.
Originally established in 1967 as a temporary display in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, the Packers Hall of Fame moved into its own facility in 1976 near Lambeau Field. In 2003, it was relocated to the lower level of the Lambeau Field Atrium, and it was closed in November 2013 for renovations. The Packers Hall of Fame reopened in August of 2015, and is now located on the main floor of the Atrium across from 1919 Kitchen & Tap. Groups interested in booking tours and those seeking additional information may visit the Hall online at packers.com/lambeau-field/hall-of-fame/visit.html.