Tom Crabtree

Tom Crabtree is a Miami alum who has recently been taken on by the Green Bay Packers. At Miami, Tom Crabtree was a three-time letter winner at tight end. After being red shirted as a freshman, Crabtree went into his next season with Miami at reserve tight end and special teams contributor playing in all eleven games. The next season, Tom gave the other players a run for their money when he tied for fourth in catches and touchdowns. Tom was determined to improve the next season, which he did while grabbing a few career-bests along the way. Tom was a very valuable and strong player on his Miami football team which gained the attention of the Green Bay Packers.


Donald Driver is an Inspiration

Donald Driver, a Texan turned Wisconsin resident, has been playing with the Green Bay Packers since he was chosen in the 1999 NFL Draft out of Alcorn State University. Driver currently holds the Packers franchise record for the most TD receptions for any Packer wide receiver. During his time Alcorn State, Donald Driver was a five time “Athlete of the Year” in track and football. Driver is an incredible athlete with an intense background. Before turning his life around, Donald lived in a U-Haul truck and got into quite a bit of trouble with drugs and stealing. But, you would never know he had a shady past if you met the guy. As one of the toughest wide receivers in the NFL, Driver is talented, smart and an all around great guy. Driver currently hosts “Inside the Huddle with Donald Driver” which is a statewide TV show in its 7th season as of 2009. When he isn’t talking football, Driver tries to give back to the community and even started his own “Donald Driver Foundation” for children unable to pay their hospital bills.

Ryan Pickett

Ryan Pickett has been in the NFL since he was selected by the St. Louis Rams off his Ohio State University football team in the 2001 Draft. Pickett’s family always knew he would go on to do great things ever since high school when he was consensus All-American selection and named one of the top 25 players in the country by the National Recruiting Advisor, among other achievements. At Ohio State, Picket was a three year starter and a standout player. He also never missed a game and was named All-Big Ten honorable mention. Ryan Pickett decided to skip his senior year to join the St. Louis Rams NFL team where he really shined. After becoming a free agent in 2006, Ryan Pickett was picked up by the Green Bay Packers who gave him a four year contract. Pickett has played the Nose Tackle position since 2009. In 2010, the Green Bay Packers signed Pickett to a three year deal.


Allen Barbre

Allen Barbre has been with the Green Bay Packers since he was drafted in the 2007 NFL Draft right off his Missouri Southern State University football team. Barbre currently holds the title of being the highest-ever drafted player out of MSSU. At Missouri, Allen Barbre was an All-American, All-MIAA and All-Region first-team selection for the 2006 season. Barbre also helped a few teammates reach school records as well. I look forward to seeing what Allen Barbre will bring to the Green Bay Packers in the future!


Cullen Jenkins

Cullen Jenkins is back in business and ready to go this next season, after missing 12 games from a torn pectoral muscle last season. The injury required Jenkins to have surgery and placed him on the injured reserve list. This 2010-11 Green Bay Packers season will be Cullen Jenkins sixth NFL year and he hopes to keep the nagging injuries to a bare minimum. Jenkins is known on the Packers team for his steady defense skills with versatility and adaptability unparalleled on the team.

Before joining the Packers football team, Cullen Jenkins attended, and played football at, Central Michigan where he majored in elementary education. When not playing football with Green Bay, Jenkins is with his family or cheering on his brother at a N.Y. Jets football game. Jenkins is also heavily committed to his community and regularly participates in events, such as the Brett Favre Celebrity Softball game or the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon.

Chad Clifton

Chad Clifton, an offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, has been with the team for almost eleven seasons! Originally drafted in the 2000 NFL Draft out off his University of Tennessee football team, Chad Clifton never expected to have as much success as he has had with the Packers.

As a rookie, he took over the starting left tackle position and quickly became one of the NFL’s best blindside blockers. Besides a few injuries along the way, Clifton has continued to produce results on the Green Bay Packers football team.

When he isn’t playing football, Clifton is hanging out with his wife and two kids as well getting involved in the community as much as he can. Chad Clifton has partaken in numerous charities, including Backfield in Motion for the academic improvement of inner-city youth and the annual Packers Women’s Association Food Drive.

The Green Bay Packers have recently signed Chad Clifton onto their team for another three years. We are happy to have you Chad!


Daryn Colledge

Daryn Colledge has had an interesting football career, making his way from his North Pole High in Alaska to Boise State and now to Green Bay to play with the Packers. Colledge is an outstanding athlete, who had also found major success in baseball and track.

With Boise State, Colledge helped his team rack up a four-year overall record of 45-7 and a 31-1 conference record. With Daryn Colledge’s help, Boise State made their mark on four straight WAC championships. With the Packers football team, Colledge has found his niche. Colledge has been with the Green Bay Packers for four seasons now, starting 44 of his 48 games over the first three seasons as left guard. So far, Daryn holds fifth place for the least amount of sacks in the NFL. The Packers have been very fond of Colledge on their team and hope to keep him for years to come.

When not playing football, Colledge is heavily committed to his community service and hopes to eventually land a career in television after his football career ends. Daryn has also hosts “The Colledge Experience” on packers.com, where he interviewed his fellow Packers teammates.

Jason Spitz

Jason Spitz is a well rounded offensive guard for the Green Bay Packers. Spitz has been playing for the Packers since he was drafted in the 2006 NFL Draft right off his University of Louisville football team. With Louisville Jason earned first-team All-Big East and started every game during his four year career, which gained him huge recognition from the NFL community. As a Packers football player, Jason Spitz is one of the most consistent and versatile players on the offense. Besides a few injuries, Spitz is going strong in Green Bay and is ready to bring all he’s got this next season. When he isn’t playing football or golfing as a hobby, Jason Spitz is heavily involved in the community. From building a new playground for an elementary school to ringing bells for the Salvation Army during the Red Kettle campaign, Spitz tries to give back as much as he can.


Josh Sitton

Josh Sitton has been a phenomenal football player since he was a kid. After leaving high school a four-year letter-winner, a three year starter, a second-team all-state recipient and earning first-team all-area honors as a senior, it was no surprise that Sitton would go on to do great things in the sport of football.

After high school, Josh Sitton joined on with the University of Central Florida Knights football team, where he started 43 of the games he played in. Upon graduation from a successful college career at UCF, Sitton was drafted by the Packers in the 2008 NFL Draft. Sitton has been going strong with the Packers ever since and has made a real name for himself on the team.

Sitton is also an advocate for community involvement. Among other charities, Josh has participated in events such as a fundraising dinner for the Donald Driver Foundation as a celebrity guest and participated in Habitat for Humanity in college.

T.J. Lang

Thomas John Lang, nicknamed T.J., is a Michigan-born offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers. T.J. Lang is an avid fisher, golfer and outdoorsman with a natural drive for the sport of football. Throughout his college career at Eastern Michigan, T.J. Lang also played basketball and privileged with the chance to attend the NCAA basketball championship game in Detroit last spring. With the Eastern Michigan football team, T.J. Lang never missed a season game and started all 36 games from his sophomore to senior seasons. With such a knack for football, it was no surprise when multiple NFL teams approached him with an offer for post graduation. Lang eventually chose the team he felt most in-tune with, and was officially drafted by the Packers in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.


Mark Tauscher

Mark Tauscher, a Wisconsin-native, is proud to be apart of the Green Bay Packers football team. As an offensive tackle for the Packers, Tauscher was originally drafted off his Wisconsin Badgers football team in the 2000 NFL Draft.

Tauscher made his Wisconsin Badgers football team in1995, and didn’t see much action in the first two years. In his junior year at Wisconsin, Tauscher was given his time to shine when he became a starter at right tackle and contributed a great deal as a blocker.

After joining the Green Bay Packers in 2000, Mark Tauscher’s rookie year went smoothly. Tauscher became a starter early in the season, but was injured soon after. When he returned the next season, Tauscher was put right back onto the starting lineup for the Green Bay Packers until he was put on the injured list again.
Tauscher would soon recover and go strong into the 2008 Packers season, when he won the Packers’ 2008 Walter Payton Man of the Year and was voted Packers’ 2008 Ed Block Courage Award winner. Mark has once again signed on with Green Bay as of last month.

Breno Giacomini

Breno Giacomini has been an offensive tackle for the Packers since he was selected in the 5th round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Giacomini has played football since he was a kid and eventually played at Louisville with the Cardinals football team. At Louisville, Giacomini played at tight end due to his impressive speed and hand-eye coordination. With his versatility on the field, Breno Giacomini earned second-team All-Big East Conference honors as a senior. Giacomini signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2008 to a four year rookie contract. You can expect to see a lot out of this Kentucky-native this season. Go Packers!


Fresh to the team: Stanley Daniels

With a run of football players in his family, such as his uncle who played 13 years in the NFL, Stanley Daniels was meant to play the game. Since he was a kid, Stanley Daniels has been an outstanding guard.

As a Washington Huskies football player, Stanley Daniels captured the attention of his team and competition alike. Daniels earned Las Vegas Sun “Super 11” honorable mention, was a member of the Tacoma News-Tribune’s “Western 100,” as well as the CIF-San Diego Section first-team defensive honors.

Post-college, Stanley Daniels was signed on by the St. Louis Rams in 2007, followed by the New York Jets and eventually the Green Bay Packers in 2009. The Green Bay Packers are hopeful of Stanley Daniels’ future performance and I look forward to watching him prove himself. Go Packers!

Scott Wells fighting for his spot

Scott Wells has been with the Green Bay Packers since he was signed in the 2004 NFL Draft off his Tennessee football team. At Tennessee, Wells captured the third longest streak in college football history for most consecutive starts. Wells was a three year team captain and earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors as a senior.

Once with the Packers, Scott Wells blew them out of the water with his amazing talents at the offensive position. With an outstanding technique and an unparalleled strength, Scott Wells has fit right in on the Packers football team. This season, Wells is expected to be neck and neck for the starting center position with Jason Spitz. That will not be a competition to miss out on, because they both will doing whatever it takes on the field to prove they deserve the spot.

Scott Wells is also very involved in the community and constantly participates with societies, such as the American Red Cross, the Autism Society and the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family program.


Evan Dietrich-Smith

Evan Dietrich-Smith is a phenomenal offensive lineman who was signed by the Green Bay Packers on May 1, 2009 as a non-drafted free agent.

Idaho State was sad to see Dietrich-Smith leave after his four years as an offensive lineman, whom had started 44 games over the seasons. This was an Idaho State school record for the most starts ever by an offense player. Evan Dietrich-Smith left Idaho State with a four-time honorable mention all-conference honors, MVP honors and the ISU Lifter of the Year Award under his belt. Evan also won the “Golden Helmet Award” while a Salinas High School football player.

The Idaho State Bengals may have lost a great player, but the Green Bay Packers definitely gained one. You can be sure to see the name Evan Dietrich-Smith a whole lot more this coming season. Go Packers!

Brett Goode a pleasant surprise

Brett Goode, a long snapper for the Green Bay Packers, is from the great state of Arkansas. Goode was originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2007 by the Jackson Jaguars right after he graduated from the University of Arkansas. With Arkansas, Brett Good was a four-year letter winner for the Razorbacks and appeared in 49 games over the seasons. Near the end of 2008, Goode was signed by Green Bay.

The Green Bay Packers are thrilled to have Brett Goode on there team, due to his reliability and consistent flawless performance. Goode was a last-minute replacement to JJ Jansen after the 2008 preseason and proved to be a pleasantly surprising player the entire season.


Brad Jones

Brad Jones, a linebacker from Michigan, was plucked out off his Colorado Buffaloes football team by the Green Bay Packers in the 2009 NFL Draft. As a seventh round pick in the draft, Brad Jones is now a starting outside linebacker for the Packers.

Even in his high school years, Brad Jones was a captain and MVP for his East Lansing High School football team. Jones was also a First-team All-State selection and All-state Dream Team performer by the Detroit Free Press. Brad Jones’ many achievements during his high school football career gained him much recognition by the Colorado Buffaloes, who brought him full-heartedly onto the team after graduation.

After being redshirted as a freshman to build his abilities to a college-level, Brad Jones was given the nod to play in every football game until he graduated from Colorado. Over his college career, Jones earned his spot on numerous Bowl game lineups and the Defensive Player of the Year award as a senior. These achievements gained Brad Jones the Packer’s recognition and he hasn’t let them down yet.

Cyril Obiozor has a lot to prove this season

Cyril Obiozor is a Texas A&M graduate and football player recently signed on by the Packers this past year. Obiozor has been a linebacker since he attended high school in his hometown of Pearland, Texas.

When Cyril graduated from Pearland, he signed on with the Texas A&M Aggies football team. With the Aggies, Obiozor was a stand out player and led his team in multiple areas around the field. Cyril Obiozor was a huge contributor to his team, which gained him a high level of recognition with the Green Bay Packers.

In May 2009, Obiozor signed on with the Pack as an undrafted free agent and remained on the team’s practice squad for the first 13 weeks of the 2009 regular season until being moved to the active roster. Obiozor has a lot to prove to him new teammates and will be sure to impress the fans this season.


Nick Barnett

Nick Barnett is currently a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. Barnett has been with the Packers since he was drafted in the 2003 NFL Draft out of Oregon State University as the 29th overall selection. Nick Barnett has been a strong, consistent football player in the league and the Packers are glad to have him since their defensive coordinators have been anything less than consistent. There hasn’t been a steady DC for more than four years, but the defensive line has battled through it. Luckily for the Packers, they were able to sign Barnett on for another six-year contract in 2007.

Desmond Bishop

Desmond Bishop, also known as ‘Dez,’ was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Bishop has always had a deep interest in community involvement, participating in the charity sporting events with Brett Farve and Al Harris, as well as making improvements to the United Way’s local shelter. Desmond is also very well rounded in literature and loves writing poetry and short stories.

His father had played football in college and professionally in the USFL, so it was no surprise when Desmond began to show great interest in the sport. After graduating high school, Bishop decided to attend junior college before joining on with the Cal Bears football team. At Cal, Bishop started all 25 games he played in and led the Bears in tackles both seasons he played with them. Over his college career, Desmond earned multiple achievements including honorable mention from The NFL Draft Report and All-Pac-10 first-team accolades.

Upon graduation in 2007, Desmond Bishop was signed on by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth-round pick. The beginning of the season started off a little shaky, but toward the end of his rookie year Desmond began to hold his own. Bishop has continued to improve with each practice and is striving to be at the top of the Pack!


Brandon Chillar here to stay

Many NFL football players seem to come out of California and Brandon Chillar is no exception. Born in Los Angeles, Chillar grew up in a small town near San Diego where he was a football star. After graduating high school, Chillar went on to play for the University of California Bruins football team. This Pac-10 school gained Brandon huge recognition. Over his four seasons, Chillar earned First-team All-Pack-10 and led his team in multiple career-highs.

Upon graduation from UCLA, Chillar was snatched up by the St. Louis Rams in the fourth-round draft pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. Brandon Chillar signed a four year contract with the Rams and soon proved to his teammates that he belonged in the big leagues. After the four years, Chillar decided to sign on with the Green Bay Packers for over three times as much as what was offered by the Rams in his first season.

Brandon Chillar proved to be a force on the field, provoking the Packers to offer another four-year contract for $21 million which, of course, he took immediately. Brandon Chillar loves playing with the Green Bay Packers and is here to stay.

Clay Matthews - 3rd generation NFLer

Clay Matthews, a California native, has been playing football since he was a kid. Matthews left his Agoura High School with an All-CIF first-team honors and a four-year letter under his belt. With a father who played in the NFL for 19 seasons, a grandfather who played with the 49ers and a few other family members in the football circle, football is in Clay Matthew’s blood.

After high school, Matthews joined on with the Southern California football team. Clay Matthews only sat out one game in his entire college football career, which was the first game of his first regular season. Over his four years at USC, Clay earned multiple awards, served as a key special-teams contributor and won USC’s Co-Special Teams Player of the Year Award three times. Clay also played in four straight Rose Bowls and the 2009 Senior Bowl.

Clay is well known for his skill and versatility on the football field. Upon graduation, a few NFL teams fought for the right to sign Clay Matthews with the Green Bay Packers coming out on top. Matthews became the first linebacker ever picked from USC by the Packers in the first round draft. When Matthews debuted with the Packers, his family became the second with three generations of NFL players. Don’t miss out on a Green Bay Packers game!