The Green Bay Packers are welcoming back featured alumni Fuzzy Thurstonand Jerry Kramer for the Packers-Panthers game on Sunday, Oct. 19. Leading up to the game, the alumni will be signing autographs and visiting with fans in the Packers Pro Shop on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
The Tundra Tailgate Zone will also feature Thurstonon gameday* *from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., where he will be visiting with fans and signing autographs. More information on the Tundra Tailgate Zone can be found online at www.packers.com/gameday/tundra-tailgate-zone.html.
Also on Sunday, Kramerwill be visiting with fans and signing autographs during that same time in the Legends Clubon 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.'
Fuzzy Thurstoncame to the Packers from a trade with the Baltimore Colts in 1958. As a key member of the Packers' offensive line under coach Vince Lombardi, he was a crucial component of the team's famous power sweep, which helped the Packers win five NFL titles in the 1960s. Counting his success with Baltimore in 1958, Thurston was a member of six NFL championship teams, including the first two Super Bowl championship teams, during his career. Over his eight years with the Packers, Thurston played in 112 games and was named first-team All-Pro in 1961. Thurston was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1975.
Jerry Kramerbegan his 11-year NFL career as the Green Bay Packers' fourth round pick in the 1958 draft. A stalwart right guard, he played an integral part in the Packers' famous power sweep. Known as one of the toughest offensive linemen in the league, he was a member of the NFL's 50th anniversary team in 1969 and went on to make All-Pro five times. As offensive guard and kicker for 11 seasons (1958-68), he played in 130 games and scored 177 points. Kramer was a member of five NFL championship teams, including the first two Super Bowl championship teams. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1975.
Both former Packers players will be introduced on Lambeau Field during pregame festivities.