Quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned selection as the Packers Hall of Fame Featured Player of the Week on the strength of his performance in Sunday’s Packers-Falcons game. The exhibit contains memorabilia from the game, including a game ball autographed by Rodgers.
Rodgers directed the offense on a game-tying 90-yard drive which culminated with a fourth-down, 10-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson in the corner of the end zone with 56 seconds left. Overall, he finished with a 114.5 passer rating, completing 26-of-35 passes for a season-high 344 yards. It marked his second straight 300-yard performance following a 301-yard showing against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11.
In earning his second such recognition this season, Rodgers also finished with a team-leading 51 yards on the ground, plus a touchdown, on 12 carries, just one yard short of his career high, a 52-yard outing last season against the Vikings (Nov. 1, 2009). He currently leads all NFL quarterbacks with 510 rushing yards on 95 carries (5.4 avg.) since 2009, and also paces all signal-callers with eight rushing touchdowns.
Each week, new items from the previous weekend’s game will be placed in the display to be viewed by visitors to the Hall. Included among the items will be the autographed game ball, which at the end of the week will be awarded randomly to a Hall of fame visitor who signed up for the free drawing.
Also in the exhibit will be the featured player’s jersey, as well as other potential items such as a face mask, shoes, gloves and other equipment.
The winners of game balls thus far have been Kimberly Ruffolo, Lake In The Hills, Ill. (Week 1, Clay Matthews); Stan Martin, Avondale, Ariz. (Week 2, Jermichael Finley); Amy Johnson, St. Peters, Mo. (Week 3, Aaron Rodgers); Emma Jeffers, Manitowoc, Wis. (Week 4, Charles Woodson); Randy Kraft, Devils Lake, N.D. (Week 5, Brandon Jackson); David Morris, Clifton Forge, Va. (Week 6, Greg Jennings); Brian Schaible, Roanoke, Texas (Week 7, Desmond Bishop); Rebecca Tester, Indian Head, Md. (Week 8, Tramon Williams); Dan Wade, Baraboo, Wis. (Week 9, James Jones); and John Burrows, Hinsdale, Mass. (Week 11, Greg Jennings).
The exhibit will continue through the season. Hall of Fame admission is required to see the exhibit, and visitors are able to fill out a raffle form for a chance to win the ball. One raffle ticket will be distributed per each paid admission. Raffle winners will be selected at close of business Saturday and be notified on or before the following Monday.
The featured player will be selected after each game and Packers.com will feature a photo of the display at the beginning of each week.
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The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The day before a game the Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours may vary on gamedays and holidays. Cost is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors (62 and older), military (with valid military ID), student (with college student ID) and youth (12-17); $5 for children (6-11); and children 5 and under are free. Group pricing is available for schools and other groups; for more information, contact the Hall of Fame at 920/569-7512. Information also is available online at www.lambeaufield.com.
For fans desiring to visit the Hall and take a Stadium Tour, combination pricing for an adult is $19, a savings of $2. Combination pricing is available only where Stadium Tours are sold.