For the first time this season, two players – running back James Starks and cornerback Tramon Williams – were selected as Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Featured Players of the Week after Sunday’s exciting playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Starks rushed for 123 yards on 23 carries to help lead the Packers to a 21-16 win over the Eagles. He was joined by Williams, whose game-saving interception with :33 remaining preserved the first-round victory for the Packers.
Williams’ performance marked his team-leading seventh interception of the season and came when Michael Vick went for the win on first-and-goal from the Packers’ 27-yard line.
Starks’ impressive showing set the Packers’ record for most rushing yards by a rookie in a playoff game since Travis Williams, who ran for 88 yards against the Rams in 1967. Averaging 5.3 yards per carry and gaining four yards on 12 of his 23 rushes, Starks also finished with two receptions for nine yards. His performance helped allow the Packers several third down conversions, converting eight of 13 attempts.
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); John Burrows, Hinsdale, Mass. (Week 11, Greg Jennings); Dustin Phillips, Glasgow, Kent. (Week 12, Aaron Rodgers); Caleb Bradish, Candler, NC (Week 13, Donald Driver); Brian Kempke, West Bend, Wis. (Week 14, Charlie Peprah); Sally Hanson, Anaheim, Calif. (Week 15, Matt Flynn); Mark Hauptman, Omaha, Neb. (Week 16, Aaron Rodgers); and Laura Perry, Anchorage, Alaska (Week 17, Erik Walden).
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.
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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 http://www.lambeaufield.com/home/.
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.