Packers unveil LeRoy Butler Hall of Fame exhibit
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Packers great LeRoy Butler is about to receive one of the greatest honors a football player can have - induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But before his honor in Canton next week, Butler was honored by the Packers in their team Hall of Fame Thursday, July 28.
The Packers opened an exhibit Thursday paying tribute to the life and career of Butler, who grew up a special needs child in poverty in Jacksonville, Florida before dedicating himself to football.
"I knew getting my name up there would be very emotional because I did it with one team," said the inventor of the Lambeau Leap. "How they do this, the groups that put these together, they're amazing. When I went by the beginning and it said humble beginnings where I grew up and I saw the leg braces similar to what I had, that was impactful."
Butler, the first player in NFL history to record 20 interceptions and 20 sacks in his career, will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next Saturday.