After missing his first career start last week due to a concussion, quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned to his starting position to lead the Packers to a critical, 45-17 victory over the New York Giants Sunday afternoon. For his performance, Rodgers earned selection as the Packers Hall of Fame Featured Player of the Week for the third time this season. The exhibit contains memorabilia from the game, including a game ball autographed by Rodgers.
Rodgers completed 25-of-37 passes for a regular season career-high 404 yards, with four touchdowns and a 139.9 passer rating. The performance marked the 10th time Rodgers posted three-plus touchdown passes with no interceptions, breaking Kurt Warner’s mark (nine, 1999-2001) for the most by an NFL quarterback within three seasons of his first career start. Additionally, his yardage total also enabled him to become just the third quarterback in NFL history (Peyton Manning, Kurt Warner) to pass for more than 12,000 yards in his first three seasons as a starter.
Rodgers ignited the Packers’ offense to match the team’s season high in points (45) and rack up the most yards (515) since 2003 (548).
Each week, new items from the previous weekend’s game will be placed in the display to be viewed by visitors to the Hall. Included among the items will be the autographed game ball, which at the end of the week will be awarded randomly to a Hall of Fame visitor who signed up for the free drawing.
Also in the exhibit will be the featured player’s jersey, as well as other potential items such as a face mask, shoes, gloves and other equipment.
The winners of game balls thus far have been Kimberly Ruffolo, Lake In The Hills, Ill. (Week 1, Clay Matthews). Stan Martin, Avondale, Ariz. (Week 2, Jermichael Finley); Amy Johnson, St. Peters, Mo. (Week 3, Aaron Rodgers); Emma Jeffers, Manitowoc, Wis. (Week 4, Charles Woodson); Randy Kraft, Devils Lake, N.D. (Week 5, Brandon Jackson); David Morris, Clifton Forge, Va. (Week 6, Greg Jennings); Brian Schaible, Roanoke, Texas (Week 7, Desmond Bishop); Rebecca Tester, Indian Head, Md. (Week 8, Tramon Williams); Dan Wade, Baraboo, Wis. (Week 9, James Jones); John Burrows, Hinsdale, Mass. (Week 11, Greg Jennings); Dustin Phillips, Glasgow, Kent. (Week 12, Aaron Rodgers); Caleb Bradish, Candler, NC (Week 13, Donald Driver); Brian Kempke, West Bend, Wis. (Week 14, Charlie Peprah); and Sally Hanson, Anaheim, Calif.
The exhibit will continue through the season. Hall of Fame admission is required to see the exhibit, and visitors are able to fill out a raffle form for a chance to win the ball. One raffle ticket will be distributed per each paid admission. Raffle 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 Packers.com 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. The day before a game the Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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 www.lambeaufield.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.