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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.


  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.


Small-college wide receiver Packers’ top pick in final round

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on April 27, 2013 – 5:02 pm

GREEN BAY–With the first of three seventh-round draft picks, the Packers selected Grand Valley State wide receiver Charles Johnson, 6-3, 225, a productive Division II player who caught 128 passes the last two seasons and eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving in each of those years. Johnson caught 31 touchdown passes in his two season at Grand Valley State, after transferring from Eastern Kentucky.

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25 Responses to “Small-college wide receiver Packers’ top pick in final round”

  1. By Randy on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    He’s got speed and size, the two things you can’t coach. Everything else he can learn. Good pickup in the 7th.

  2. By Utah Pack on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    From NFL.Com

    At Grand Valley State’s pro day, Johnson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 and 4.39 seconds. He had a 4.31-second short shuttle and 6.96-second three-cone drill. He had a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 11-foot-1 broad jump. He performed 14 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press.

    Sounds athletic, typical small school pick for TT that could pan out.

  3. By Brett on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t know a thing about him but I love the size.

  4. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    You can always get a receiver in the later rounds of a draft. Which is what TT has done.

  5. By Kyle on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t expect this guy to be an elite receiver, or “the next Donald Driver”. However, considering Jarrett Boykin did pretty well the few times he was on the field and was undrafted gives me a little more faith that the scouts know how to find WR talent.

  6. By Kyle on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    It also helps to have the best QB in the league throwing the ball too.

  7. By Rick on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Small colleges in Michigan have produced WRs such as Greg Jennings and Ruvell Martin. We’ll see.

  8. By jon on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I am impressed with the size to speed ratio. Driver never had that speed. Do not know about his ability to catch in traffic or YAC…..But an intriguing find.

  9. By MC on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    If he’s a good route runner and can catch, AR will get him the ball. His upside is his height and his speed. Can you say Randy Moss ?

  10. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    News just came out the at this Johnson guy broke his ankle today.

  11. By Ian on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    The news also had Matthews breaking his legs.

  12. By Randy on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I bet he does pan out to be a very good receiver. 4.3 speed at his size, and with 31 touchdowns,even at a small school,we know he can catch. It seems to me the packer scouts have done some serious scouting this year, And myself, I could not be more impressed with the selections. Starting with Alabama’s tough running back. It will show to be true, small school athletes do shine, just as well as any big school guy’s. Either you have Ability, or you don’t, and scouts who can tell the difference, like green bays scouts,pick the winners.

  13. By Andrew on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Scott & Ian need to go back to puffin’ each other’s Peters

  14. By Randy on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Other Randy has a good point: Green Bay excels at finding small-school and “who is that” talent. Witness their UFA finds; it’s uncanny how many contributors they pluck out of nowhere…

  15. By Scott on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Ian and I are already done puffin…..it was good but messy!

  16. By Tim on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I attended Grand Valley and had the chance to see a lot of Charles Johnson. If he works hard combined with natural ability he could be an outstanding player for years to come. This was the a guy I was praying the packers would draft or sign as a free agent.

  17. By Toady on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Now if we could just get Geoff Tate to sing the star spangled banner for our first home game in 2013….

    I digress..

  18. By Mitch2 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I like taking chances on D2 guys. Especially if they’re 6’2 and run a 4.4.

  19. By gfergy2012 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    if he performs to his specs he’ll be a drop in replacement for Gregg Jennings – great job TT

  20. By Jim Goldammer on Apr 28, 2013 | Reply

    Attending grand valley in the early eighties and being a packer fan since the ice bowl and yes an owner how great this is . Living in rochester ny and going to Green Bay over the last twenty years to watch the games is an experience any football fan should do once .go pack

  21. By Mark on Apr 29, 2013 | Reply

    Didn’t Jerry Rice play in Division II? I think it’s a good idea to look there. Not saying that Johnson will be another Jerry Rice, but with his size and speed, he could be very good. I agree with Vic Ketchman that teams can find good wide receivers in the later rounds. Looks like the Packers did a really good job finding Johnson.

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  25. By Jeff on May 7, 2013 | Reply

    Still think they should have gone with Patton in round 4, or Swope in rounds 5 or 6.

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