Butler leaps at chance to share story with schools



Retired Green Bay Packers legend Leroy Butler spoke to Cadott High School Jan. 9, and Lake Holcombe School Jan. 10, sharing his story of how he went from a poor kid in a wheelchair, to one of the NFL’s most decorated players. Photo by Ginna Young
You may know him as the inventor of the Lambeau Leap

By Ginna Young

You may know him as the inventor of the Lambeau Leap, which began Dec. 26, 1993, during a Green Bay Packers game. You may know that he played for the Packers for
12 years, was a four-time All-Pro player, a four-time Pro Bowl player and was selected to the Green Bay Packers 1990s All-Decade Team. 

You may even remember that he played in two Super Bowls, including winning Super Bowl XXXI with the Green Bay Packers. You may have heard that he is a member of the Packers Hall of Fame and has been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

But for Leroy Butler, his story started out on a much different note than those accolades let on. During his visit to Cadott High School Jan. 9, and Lake Holcombe School Jan. 10, Butler told about his journey to become one of the Packers greats.

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See Thursday, Janaury 17, 2019, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more of this story. 

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