The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Featured Player of the Week for Week 9 is tight end Tom Crabtree. In Sunday’s 31-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals, Crabtree scored on a 72-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter, swinging momentum back to the Packers after the Cardinals had scored 10 straight points to close to 24-17.
Crabtree’s catch was the longest reception by a Packers player this season and the longest by a Green Bay tight end since Paul Coffman’s 78-yard TD catch at Miami on Oct. 28, 1979.
The Hall of Fame’s Featured Player of the Week program features an exhibit with memorabilia from each week’s game, including a game ball autographed by the selected player or players.
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 and other potential items including a face mask, shoes, gloves and other equipment.
The exhibit opened Sept. 10 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 winners of game balls thus far have been Tom Byers of South Bend, Ind. (Week 1, Randall Cobb), Pam Bue of Black River Falls, Wis. (Week 2, Clay Matthews), Kelly Costello of Silverdale, Wash. (Week 3, Tim Masthay), Rosemary King of Waukesha, Wis. (Week 4, James Jones) and Karen McCulloch of Madison, Wis. (Week 5, Randall Cobb), Becky Kent of Kansas City, Mo. (Week 6, Aaron Rodgers), Lindsey Poma of Yuba City, Calif. (Week 7, Aaron Rodgers) and Greyson Diers of Omaha, Neb. (Week 8, Davon House and Dezman Moses).
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. 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.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.