Larry McCarren, analyst for Packers.com and game analyst on the Packers Radio Network, has been named emcee of the 47th Packers Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, to be held Saturday, July 22, in the Lambeau Field Atrium. Donald Driver and Mark Lee will become the newest members of the Hall that evening.
Inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1992, McCarren was an iron man at center for the Packers for 12 seasons (1973-84). He played in 162 consecutive games – the fourth-longest streak in team history – helping him earn the nickname “Rock.” He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1982 and ’83. Earlier, the Park Forest Ill., native had been a co-captain at the University of Illinois as both a junior and a senior.
In his second career, McCarren has been a broadcast journalist for nearly 30 years, with significant experience covering the Packers, first at WFRV-TV (1988-2012) and then at WGBA-TV (2013-15). He joined the Packers’ radio team in 1995 and was named sports analyst for the Packers in 2015, now providing content for all Packers digital properties. McCarren also serves as host for Packers TV Network programs “The Mike McCarthy Show” and “Packers Live.” He four times has been voted Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year (1994, 1996, 2002, 2007) by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. A gifted and entertaining speaker, McCarren has been a frequent master of ceremonies for the enshrinement banquet over the past 25 years.
Due to high demand from regular supporters of the Hall of Fame, tickets for the Banquet are sold out. To request to be added to the ticket waiting list, please contact Holly Borga at 920/965-6986 or firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds are available 30 days prior to event. The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc. Golf Classic is set for Monday, July 10, 2017, at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation independent of the Green Bay Packers that guides the Hall as a historic national sports venue and educational resource to the Green Bay community and the state of Wisconsin. The Hall raises funds through its annual induction banquet, Golf Classic and other events to preserve the history of the Green Bay Packers and expand its archives. Historic memorabilia donated by individuals to the Hall may qualify as tax-deductible gifts.
Originally established in 1967 as a temporary display in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, the Packers Hall of Fame
moved into its own facility in 1976 near Lambeau Field. In 2003, it was relocated to the lower level of the Lambeau Field Atrium, and it was closed in November 2013 for renovations. The Packers Hall of Fame reopened in August of 2015, and is now located on the main floor of the Atrium across from 1919 Kitchen & Tap. Groups interested in booking tours and those seeking additional information may visit the Hall online at packers.com/lambeau-field/hall-of-fame/visit.html