GREEN BAY — Packers Hall of Fame running back Dorsey Levens will serve as the team’s honorary captain for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome.
Levens, a fifth-round pick in 1994, played eight seasons for the Packers through 2001, including two 1,000-yard plus rushing seasons in 1997 and 1999. During his career, he had 10 games when he rushed for 100 yards or more, and he racked up a 3,937 rushing yards in his career, which ranks sixth all-time in team history. Levens was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1997 and was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2009.
Levens had one of the best performances of his career in the 1996 NFC Championship Game, gaining 205 yards from scrimmage to help propel the Packers to Super Bowl XXXI with a 30-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Other recent honorary captains for the Packers in the NFC Championship have included Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr and defensive end Willie Davis.