Sunday’s Packers-Bengals 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, Najeh Davenport, Lynn Dickey, Boyd Dowler, Gerry Ellis, Marv Fleming, Jim Grabowski, Ron Hallstrom, Doug Hart, William Henderson, Paul Hornung, Eddie Lee Ivery, Chris Jacke, George Koonce, Jerry Kramer, Ryan Longwell, Don Majkowski, Dave Robinson, Bill Schroeder, Jim Taylor and David Whitehurst and Frank Winters.
In addition, the Packers are welcoming back featured alumni, Ed West and Robert Brown. Leading up to the game, West and Brown will be signing autographs and visiting with fans on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 11 to noon outside of the Lambeau Field Atrium near the Lambeau Leap statue.
The Johnsonville Tailgate Village will also feature West 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, Brown 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.’
Ed West played tight end for the Green Bay Packers for 11 seasons (1984-94) after joining Green Bay as an undrafted rookie. His work ethic and versatility earned him the nickname “The Toolbox,” and he played in 167 games for the Packers, which is tied for eighth most all-time in franchise history. West is ranked fifth in franchise annals for touchdown receptions as a rookie (four) and he ended his Packers career with 202 receptions and 25 touchdowns.
Robert Brown was selected by Green Bay in the fourth round of the 1982 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. After playing mostly special teams during his rookie campaign, he switched to defensive end in 1983 and became a full-time starter in 1986, holding the position until his final season in 1992. Brown played in 164 regular season games in his 11 seasons (1982-92), more than any other defensive lineman in team history. He played each of his 11 seasons in the NFL with the Packers and recorded 25.5 sacks during his career.