The Green Bay Packers are welcoming back featured alumni Willie Buchanon and John Brockington for the Packers-Seahawks game on Sunday, Sept. 10. Leading up to the game, the alumni will be signing autographs and visiting with fans in the Lambeau Field Atrium on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Johnsonville Tailgate Village will also feature Buchanon on gameday from 2 to 3 p.m., where he will be visiting with fans and signing autographs. More information on the Johnsonville Tailgate Village can be found online at http://www.packers.com/lambeau-field/johnsonville-tailgate-village.html.
Also on Sunday, Brockington 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.’
Willie Buchanon was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft and burst onto the scene his first year, earning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. He played for Green Bay for seven seasons (1972-78), posting 21 career interceptions with the club, nine of which came in 1978, tied for second-most in a single season in Packers history. Buchanon was named to his first Pro Bowl in 1974, and earned both Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in 1978. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1993.
Selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 1971 NFL Draft, John Brockington made an immediate impact, rushing for 1,105 yards during his rookie campaign. Brockington was the Packers’ leading rusher from 1971-75 and in 1972, he rushed for 1,027 yards and eight touchdowns, leading the club to a 10-4 record and the NFC Central Division championship. He played for Green Bay for seven seasons (1971-76), scoring 32 touchdowns and becoming the first running back in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1984.