UPDATED: The below press release is updated to reflect the correct time and location for Saturday’s autograph signing. The autograph signing will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. near the Lambeau Leap statue on the northeast side of the Lambeau Field Atrium. Should there be rain, the autograph signing will take place at the Oneida Nation Gate.
Sunday’s Packers-Lions matchup serves as the Packers annual alumni game, and will feature halftime introductions of several Packers Hall of Famers and more than 40 Packers alumni.
Among the alumni scheduled to attend are Donny Anderson, Zeke Bratkowski, John Brockington, LeRoy Butler, Paul Coffman, Nick Collins, Carroll Dale, Lynn Dickey, Santana Dotson, Boyd Dowler, Marv Fleming, Antonio Freeman, Jim Grabowski, Ahman Green, Forrest Gregg, William Henderson, Scott Hunter, Eddie Lee Ivery, Sean Jones, Gary Knafelc, George Koonce, Jerry Kramer, Dorsey Levens, Ryan Longwell, Dave Robinson, Bill Schroeder, Jim Taylor and David Whitehurst.
In addition, the Packers are welcoming back featured alumni, Derrick Mayes and Frank Winters. Leading up to the game, Mayes and Winters will be signing autographs and visiting with fans on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. near the Lambeau Leap statue on the northeast side of the Lambeau Field Atrium. Should there be rain, the autograph signing will take place at the Oneida Nation Gate.
The Tundra Tailgate Zone will also feature Mayes on gameday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., where he will be visiting with fans and signing autographs. More information on the Tundra Tailgate Zone can be found online at www.packers.com/gameday/tundra-tailgate-zone.html.
Also on Sunday, Winters 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.’
Selected by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft, Derrick Mayes was a valued contributor at wide receiver for the Packers’ powerful offenses during the 1996-98 seasons. Playing in 33 games, the sure-handed Mayes helped the team to three playoff appearances, including Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII. In his three years with the team, he had a total of 54 receptions, 730 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns, three of which were recorded during one game against the Carolina Panthers in 1998.
Frank Winters, a hard-nosed athlete known for his freewheeling, "play to the whistle" style during his 11-year (1992-2002) Packers career, became one of the NFL’s top centers after spending his first five years in the NFL primarily as a long snapper. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1996 and earned USA Today All-Pro honors in 1999. Overall, he played in 156 regular-season games for the Packers. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2008.