Packers Representative Wins Punt, Pass And Kick Competition

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were not the only winners during Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game.

David Giroux, one of three contestants representing the Green Bay Packers, won the Punt, Pass and Kick competition held during a break in the playoff game. Competing in the 8/9-year-old boys category, Giroux from Plover, Wis. placed first with a combined distance of 233 feet, seven inches.

Two other Packers representatives reached the national finals. Anna Morgan of South Range, Wis. totaled 223 feet, five inches in the 12/13-year-old girl category, and Laura Atkinson of Oregon, Wis. totaled 251 feet, two inches in the 14/15-year-old girls division on Sunday.

Brackets were broken down into the following age groups: eight and nine-year-olds, 10 and 11-year-olds, 12 and 13-year-olds and 14 and 15-year-olds. The NFL awards eight winners or a boy and girl from each age group.

The top four from each bracket advanced to the finals. All 32 members received an expense paid trip for themselves and two guests to the finals.

CBS recognized Giroux's accomplishment to a national audience during the playoff game.

Packers representative Thomas Vander Gailen of Randolph, Wis. won the 10 and 11-year-olds boy division last year with a combined distance of 301 feet, seven inches.

To find out how to get involved in NFL Youth Football Programs, call 1-800-NFL SNAP or visit www.nflyouthfootball.com.

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