Ahman Green and Ken Ruettgers were inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame over the weekend. The 44th class inducted into the hall was greeted by a sold out Lambeau Field Atrium. Former teammates, coaches and Packers staff along with family members, friends and fans piled into the event.
The Packers all-time leader in rushing yards, Ahman Green, broke down during his acceptance speech. The emotional moment tore at the heart strings of everyone in attendance and proved how much this honor means to the players.
Green Bay’s first round draft pick in the 1985 NFL Draft, Ken Ruettgers (left tackle), now resides in Oregon and teaches at a small college. He also founded GamesOver.org an organization helping former professional athletes cope with the stress of retirement.
The evening also included four other very special awards including the 2013-2014 Packers Rookie of the Year and MVP. Eddie Lacy and Jordy Nelson were on hand to accept those awards.
Antonio Freeman was also honored for his catch in the 2002 Monday Night Football game against the Vikings made on his back. The play landed him the Memorable Moments in Packers History Award. Finally, Herman Reckleberg was honored with the Bart and Cherry Starr Award.