The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. today announced the presenters for the 46th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, to be held the evening of July 23, 2016, in the Lambeau Field Atrium. James Campenwill present former offensive tackle Chad Clifton,Charles Woodsonwill present former safety Nick Collins and Russ Winnie IIIwill present former broadcaster, the late Russ Winnie.
Campen, the Packers offensive line coach, began working for the team during the final eight years of Clifton's career with the Packers, first as the assistant (2004-06), then as the head offensive line coach in 2007. In eight of Campen's nine years as the offensive line coach, the Packers have finished in the top 10 in the NFL in scoring, and his players have combined for six Pro Bowl selections over the past six seasons (2010-15). A former player himself, Campen played center for the Packers from 1989-93, appearing in 61 games overall and making 42 starts from 1990-92.
Woodson, a former defensive back and teammate of Collins, spent 18 seasons in the NFL, seven of which were with the Green Bay Packers (2006-12). During his time with the Packers, Woodson played in 100 games, recording 38 interceptions and returning 9 of them for touchdowns. Along with Collins, Woodson played an integral role on a Packers defense that would help lead the team to a victory in Super Bowl XLV. While with Green Bay, the Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Michigan also was selected to the Pro Bowl four times, earned All-Pro honors twice and was named the 2009 Defensive Player of the Year. After spending his final three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, the team that originally drafted him fourth overall in 1998, Woodson retired following the 2015 season.
Winnie III,the grandson of the late former broadcaster Winnie, will present his grandfather on behalf of his late father, Alon Winnie, whose dream it was to see the eldest Winnie inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Alon Winnie passed away in January 2015.
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 6:30 p.m., are still available on the Atrium's North Balcony at $140 each or tables of 10 at $1,400. To purchase tickets, contact Holly Borga at 920/965-6986 or firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds are available 30 days prior to event. The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Golf Classic is set for Monday, July 11, 2016, 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.