The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame’s Featured Player of the Week program returns for its fourth season in 2011 and again features an exhibit with memorabilia from each week’s game, including a game ball autographed by the selected player.
The Hall of Fame Featured Player of the Week for Week 1 is rookie wide receiver Randall Cobb. A second-round 2011 NFL Draft pick from Kentucky, Cobb made his debut with a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the third quarter of the Packers-Saints season opener Thursday night at Lambeau Field, which broke the franchise-record and also tied the NFL’s. Cobb also had a 32-yard touchdown reception, making him the first Packers player since 2002 to catch a touchdown pass in his first career game
Each week, the game football will be placed on display to be viewed by visitors to the Hall and at the end of the week will be awarded randomly to a Hall of Fame visitor who signed up for the drawing.
Also in the exhibit will be the featured player’s jersey, as well as potentially other items such as a face mask, shoes, gloves and other equipment.
The exhibit opened this week and will continue through the season. Hall of Fame admission is required to see the exhibit, and visitors are able to fill out a drawing form for a chance to win the ball. One drawing ticket will be distributed per each paid admission. Drawing winners will be selected at close of business Saturday and be notified on or before the following Monday.
The featured player will be selected after each game and will be indicated in game coverage on the team’s Web site, Packers.com. Packers.com also will feature a photo of the display at the beginning of each week.
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The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Hours may vary on gamedays and holidays. Cost is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors (62 and older), military (with valid military ID), student (with college student ID) and youth (12-17); $5 for children (6-11); and children 5 and under are free. Group pricing is available for schools and other groups; for more information, contact the Hall of Fame at 920/569-7512. Information also is available online at http://www.packers.com/.
For fans desiring to visit the Hall and take a Stadium Tour, combination pricing for an adult is $19, a savings of $2. Combination pricing is available only where Stadium Tours are sold.