2.26.2010

Ryan Grant

As a high school student in small town New York, no one could have imagined that one day Ryan Grant would be the running back for the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin. However, everyone who knew Grant was well aware of his outstanding ability on the football field.

After earning the New Jersey Player of the Year and leading his team to the high school championship game, Ryan Grant decided to continue playing at the University of Notre Dame. With the Fighting Irish, Ryan Grant was able to showcase and develop his football abilities. Throughout his time at Notre Dame, Ryan Grant proved he had what it took and was named team captain as a senior.


Upon graduation, Ryan Grant was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent and spent the 2005 season on the practice squad. In 2007, Grant was traded to the Green Bay Packers where he played his first year as the third-string running back. When finally given the chance to prove himself, Ryan Grant set franchise records in rushing yards and touchdowns. This was heavily praised, since it brought the Packers to the NFC Championship Game.


Grant’s success has been going strong ever since, so don’t miss out on a Green Bay Packers game this season because you won’t be disappointed.


Jarrett Bush

Jarrett Bush is currently a cornerback and safety for the Green Bay Packers. Bush has made his way around the country in an effort to continue his football career. As a California native, Jarrett Bush decided to play college football at Utah State before being signed on with the Wisconsin Green Bay Packers.

During his college career at Utah State, Jarrett Bush played in all games and started over half of them. As a senior at Utah, Bush earned the 2005 All-Western Athletic Conference honors when he recorded 50 tackles and two interceptions for the Aggies.

Jarrett Bush signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2006. During his rookie season in 2006, Bush was given the nod to play in all 16 games despite joining the team just a week before the season opener. Due to his versatility on the field, Bush has found huge success and has solidified his position on the team Bush was offered a position on the Tennessee Titans last year, but the Packers decided to match their offer two days later.

As a young promising player who has steadily improved each year, Jarrett Bush is not a payer to miss out this season. Check out the 2010 Packers’ schedule to purchase your tickets soon!

Khalil Jones

Khalil Jones is a safety for the Green Bay Packers. Since the beginning, Jones has had adoration for the game of football that has shown through. As a high school football player in south Florida, Khalil Jones was a two-year starter where he was rated the No. 19 prospect on the Miami Herald’s Miami Dade Top 25.


Choosing to continue playing football was important to Jones, who eventually settled on Miami over multiple schools vying for his outstanding football abilities. Over his four years at Miami, Jones went from playing on the scout team as a redshirted player to earning the Humanitarian Award at the MPC Computers Bowl in 2006.


In his sophomore year at Miami, Jones played all 12 games as a reserve wide receiver and earned the Mariutto Scholar Athlete Award. The next season, Khalil came back as a reserve wide receiver and played in all 11 games. Khalil Jones’ success continued on to his last season at Miami, where he played as the backup wide receiver. As a Green Bay Packer, Khalil Jones is excited to show the team and his fans how much they need him.

Pat Lee


Pat Lee, a Florida native, is currently a cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. Lee was drafted by the good ol’ cheese heads in the 2008 NFL Draft right off the Auburn University football team.


Before playing for the Packers was even a thought in Pat Lee’s mind, he played for his high school football team where he found huge success. Pat Lee finished his high school career as the 29th ranked cornerback in the nation, with offers from multiple universities to play football for. Eventually, Lee would choose Auburn where he would grow into an outstanding football player. As a senior, Lee was selected as second team All-SEC honors and started every game that season.


When Pat Lee graduated Auburn, he was immediately drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2008 NFL Draft. Lee signed a four-year deal, but did not see much play time in his first season with the Packers. Pat Lee is ready to show the Green Bay Packers what he’s got to offer, so don’t miss out on a Packers football game this next season. Go Packers!

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson is Cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. Over his football career, Woodson has been apart of greatness and has proven to be an outstanding player. Charles Woodson had the privilege of being a University of Michigan Wolverine, whom he led to the 1997 National Championships. Woodson also has the title of the only player in the history of the NCAA D-1 football to win the Heisman Trophy as a defensive player.

Upon graduation from Michigan, Charles Woodson was snatched up by the Oakland Raiders in the 1998 NFL Draft. He immediately proved to the Raiders, that they had made a great decision, by being selected as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press and earning All-Pro recognition three consecutive times. Unfortunately, Woodson would be sidelines with numerous injuries which forced him to depart from Oakland after the 2005 NFL season and become a free agent.


A year later, Charles Woodson would be picked up by the Green Bay Packers with who offered a seven-year, $52 million contract. As a thank you to the Packers, Woodson led the National Football Conference with eight interceptions and earned the title of AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2010. Woodson has a big heart and enjoys contributing back to the community, so in 2009 he contributed $2 million to his alma mater’s children’s hospital for pediatric research.

2.24.2010

Mason Crosby

Mason Crosby is a placekicker for the Green Bay Packers who has made great strides in his first two years on the team. Crosby has posted more points than any NFL player in history during their first two seasons on a team, and continues to improve. Although Mason Crosby was drafted in 2007, he has already been named to the All-Decade team for the first nine years of the 2000s by The Sporting News. This feat makes Crosby the best collegiate kicker of the decade.


As a University of Colorado football player, Mason Crosby was considered the best kicker and named one of the Top 5 Seniors by position in 2006. Crosby was also selected as a First Team All-American for the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. Mason was Colorado’s all-time leading scorer by over fifty points, which made him the first Big 12 Conference player in history to be named player of the week eight times.


Mason Crosby was the 19th pick of the sixth round in the 2007 NFL Draft, where he was plucked by the Green Bay Packers. Crosby blew away the Packers in his first pre-season game when he kicked a 52-yard field goal. This was the longest field goal in the history of Heinz Field so he definitely made an impression. Crosby has been going strong with Green Bay ever since, and was even voted the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week finishing the season with the highest-scoring in kicker franchise history.

Atari Bigby

Atari Bigby was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. Before Bigby signed on as a safety for the Green Bay Packers, he played for the University of Central Florida, as a member of the New York Jets and as an undrafted free agent for the Miami Dolphins in 2005. Atari has played at every position on the field during his years as a high school football player, where he had the privilege of playing with future NFLers as well. Bigby was an all star player across the board, earning second-team Class 6A all-state honors and the opportunity to play in the Dade-Broward All-Star Game.


Bigby signed on with the Miami Dolphins in the 2005 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent before being traded to the New York Jets. The Jets signed Atari Bigby on August 11, 2005 only to be waived in the final cuts a month later. The Green Bay Packers snatched up Bigby a few months later, and promoted him almost immediately to the active roster. Atari Bigby finally made his NFL debut on Christmas Day against the Chicago Bears.


At the end of the 2006 preseason, Atari was waived by Green Bay only to sign two days later to their practice squad. Once again, Bigby was signed to the active roster after a ten week period. Atari Bigby finally proved himself worthy during the 2007 training camp and preseason, replacing the strong safety at the time. Atari Bigby has been going strong with the Packers ever since and was offered over $1.5 million to return to Green Bay for the next season. In three days we’ll see if Atari Bigby decides to take the offer or signs on with another team.

Patrick Williams

Patrick Williams is a Texas native with a deep adoration for football, which has carried him through college at Colorado and into the big leagues. Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2009 as a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers.

Before joining the Packer troops, Patrick Williams was a four-year letter winner at Colorado and appeared in 50 games during his college football career. Within those 50 games, Williams started 20 of them and was voted a team captain for his senior season in 2008. Patrick Williams graduated Colorado tied for eighth all-time in school history against a current Denver Broncos football player. Williams best season was his senior year, where he broke his career highs in catches, yards and touchdowns. Patrick was granted a medical redshirt during his first season at Colorado after breaking bones in both hands in the second game of the season.


After being signed to the Green Bay Packers in 2009, Patrick Williams was reverted to the injured reserve before being let go in August. The Packers re-signed Williams to their practice squad a month later and was promoted to the active roster in December.

Brett Swain

Brett Swain is a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers and was drafted in the 7th round of the 2008 NFL Draft. As a San Diego State grad, Swain played four seasons for the San Diego Aztecs. During his senior year with the Aztecs, Brett Swain had his best season and earned second-team All—Mountain West Conference honors after starting all 12 games. That season, Swain had career highs with 58 catches, 973 yards and five touchdowns for San Diego State.

Swain signed with the Packers on July 23, 2008 before he was later cut and signed to the team’s practice squad. Brett spent the entire 2008 season on the practice squad where he made five catches for 28 yards and returned two punts for 10 yards in four preseason games as a rookie.


That first year with Green Bay, Brett Swain made several community outreach appearances and appeared at the annual City of Green Bay “Kids Day,” as well as volunteering at the NFL/United Way’s “Hometown Huddle” event that featured the opening of a new playground at a local elementary school. In the end of the season, the GB Packers decided to give Brett Swain another go, re-signing him to a future contract.

Chris Pizzotti

Chris Pizzotti is a quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Before joining the good ol’ Cheese Heads, Pizzotti played college football at Harvard and was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2009. At Harvard, Chris Pizzotti was selected First-team All-Ivy League in 2007 and in 2008. Upon graduation, the Jets yanked Pizzotti around a bit by signing him as an undrafted free agent, waiving him in August, re-signing him and again waiving him one last time later that month.

Luckily for Chris Pizzotti, the Green Bay Packers saw how valuable he was and snatched him up. The Packers signed Pizzotti to the Green Bay Packers practice squad, since their former practice squad quarterback had signed to the St. Louis Rams active roster. Eventually, on January 11 of this year, Pizzotti was signed to the Packers’ reserve/future contract.


Pizzotti has been blessed with great athletic ability, which allowed him to leave his mark in the Ivy League record books. Football is in the Pizzotti bloodline and Chris is proud to share the All-American title with his grandfather who played at Notre Dame. Chris Pizzotti is pumped to be a part of the Green Bay Packers team and his family could not be more proud.

2.23.2010

Brown County Packers Fans



This is the 8th year that the Green Bay Packers have made 4,000 seats a game available for people who live in Brown County. Brown County residents have to sign up by March 1, 2010 to have a chance to get a seat for the Green Bay Packers 2010 football season. There is a computer generated system that chooses who gets 4 tickets for a single game. There are already 19,000 Brown County residents signed up for this drawing and I'm guessing many more will be signing up by March 1st. To be eligible for this drawing you have to be 18+ and obviously a resident of Brown County. I think the Green Bay Packers came up with a great idea and think that every eligible Brown County resident should take advantage of this! If you are a Brown County resident and have been part of this drawing before please let me know how your experience was.

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is from the beautiful state of California and has made his way to Wisconsin for the Green Bay Packers starting quarterback position. Rodgers was picked out of the thousands in the first found of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Packers. Aaron Rodgers came fresh off his California Golden Bears college football team, where he had set several school records, including lowest interception rate.

Anyone who knew Rodgers had no doubt in their minds that he would achieve greatness in the sport of football. Even as a high school student, Aaron Rodgers set single-game records of 6 touchdowns and 440 all-purpose yards, as well as 2,466 total yards in a single season.

After attending Butte Community College for a few years, Rodgers was recruited by California who gave him the immediate starting quarterback position on their Golden Bears football team. Aaron Rodgers let the Golden Bears to much success, including a nearly undefeated season in his junior year. The only game California lost was closely contested, but Rodgers was still able to set a school record for consecutive completed passes with 26.

In the 2005 Draft Pick, Aaron Rodgers was thought to be the No. 1 pick overall. When brought on by the Packers, Rodgers needed to wait a few years under the Brett Favre reign before given the chance at the starting quarterback position. In the 2008 Packers season, Rodgers was finally given his chance and has been battling to keep ever since.

Matt Flynn

Green Bay Packers’ quarterback, Matt Flynn, was drafted in the 2008 NFL Draft right out of LSU. Matt Flynn signed a four year rookie contract on July 23, which will go through 2011 season. He is currently listed as the Packers' second string quarterback, having won the competition for the back up role to Aaron Rodgers. Although he was seen as less talented due to his smaller size than a few of his competitors, Aaron Rodgers still won the second string position, which was seen as the most exciting battle in tryouts.

Matt Flynn making the Green Bay Packers’ football team made his family proud. Alvin, Matt Flynn’s father, had been the quarterback in the 1960s at Baylor and had high hopes for his five children to become professionals. In High School, Matt Flynn was one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the state of Texas and had the privilege to lead his team to the 5A playoffs and to a semifinal appearance in one of the toughest classifications in Texas despite playing his last four games with a broken foot.

Before joining the Green Bay Packers, Matt Flynn need to prove himself on the LSU football team where he played at quarterback and holder on placekicks. Matt Flynn saw much success over his four years, slowly making his way up the ranks on the team. Flynn was given the opportunity to quarterback for the LSU Tigers at the 2008 BCS National Championship Game where he threw a 22 yard touchdown pass to win the game. Matt Flynn was the starting quarterback his senior year and led the LSU Tigers to a #1 poll position. Matt Flynn is ready to show his fans and the Green Bay Packers why they drafted him in the first place.