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Packers to welcome back alumni for season opener

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Sunday’s Packers-Bears matchup serves as the Packers annual alumni game, and will feature halftime introductions of several Packers Hall of Famers and more than 50 Packers alumni.

Among the alumni scheduled to attend are Zeke Bratkowski, Boyd Dowler, Marv Fleming, Doug Hart, Don Horn, Paul Hornung, Jerry Kramer, Dave Robinson, Jim Taylor, Buddy Aydelette, John Brockington, Paul Coffman, Johnnie Gray, Ezra Johnson, Mark Lee, Al Matthews, Karl Swanke, David Whitehurst, Lynn Dickey, Gerry Ellis, Gary Ellerson, Tiger Greene, Ron Hallstrom, Perry Kemp, Don Majkowski, Ron Pitts, Jan Stenerud, Blaise Winter, Vince Workman, Don Beebe, Bucky Brooks, LeRoy Butler, Mark Chmura, Earl Dotson, William Henderson, Ryan Longwell, Bryce Paup, Bill Schroeder, Frank Winters, Nick Barnett, Kevin Barry, Colin Cole, Brad Jones, Aaron Kampman, Craig Nall and Jason Spitz.

In addition, the Packers are welcoming back featured alumni, Carroll Dale and Donny Anderson. Leading up to the game, Dale and Anderson will be signing autographs and visiting with fans on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 to noon in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

Dale will be visiting with fans and signing autographs at surprise locations around Lambeau Field on gameday from 5:50 to 6:50 p.m., and Anderson 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, as a guest of the ‘Alumni Meet and Greet.’

Carroll Dale came to Green Bay through a trade with the Los Angeles Rams in 1965 and played eight seasons for the Packers. A prolific wide receiver, Dale played in 111 games with Green Bay, posting more than 100 receiving yards in 13 games. He spent six seasons, five of which were consecutive, leading the team in receiving yards. He holds the team record for highest average gain over the course of his career, with 275 receptions and 5,422 yards, for an average of 19.7 yards per catch. During his time with the Packers, he was a member of the Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II championship teams. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1979.

Donny Anderson was selected in the first round of the 1965 NFL Draft, and he spent six seasons with the team as a running back and punter. During his time with the Packers, he was a member of the Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II championship teams. He led the team in touchdowns during three of his seasons, and as a punter, he averaged nearly 40 yards on 315 career punts. Throughout his career in Green Bay, he recorded nearly 5,000 yards from scrimmage, scored 31 touchdowns and caught over 200 passes. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1983.

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