Packers open LeRoy Butler exhibit at Hall of Fame
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Green Bay Packers have opened an exhibit dedicated to LeRoy Butler.
Butler and Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy spoke Thursday for the official opening at the Packers Hall of Fame at Lambeau Field.
The exhibit pays tribute to the Lambeau Leap inventor, who is set to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
“I said to myself I have to prove to everyone coming into the stands that it means a lot for me being with the Green Bay Packers,” Butler told us during the exhibit’s unveiling Thursday. “The Green Bay Packers are everything. They’re the only team that can say you can meet your owner in a Pick ‘n Save.”
Butler, a safety, played 12 seasons with the Packers and was a member of the Super Bowl XXXI team. He was the first player in NFL history to record 20 interceptions and 20 sacks in a career.
“I remember Lindy Infante, my first coach, when he called into the projects, and he said, ‘We’re going to select you in the second round,’ 48th pick, and he said, ‘These fans are going to love you, because I believe you will love them back.’ And that’s what this exhibit means to me, that every time a fan comes through here they’re gonna say, ‘LeRoy Butler played with just the Packers,’ and that means the world to me.”
Earlier this week Butler received his gold jacket for the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony.
Butler shared, “I told my nephew, who is a huge Packers fan, I said when you are a Packer Hall of Famer, doors open up for you. When you are a Super Bowl champion, every door opens up for you. But when you are a Pro Football Hall of Famer, heaven opens up for you.”
The enshrinement ceremony is Aug. 6. Action 2 Sports will be there and bring you coverage of LeRoy Butler’s honor.
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