Cobb and Lacy appear together in new commercial

Posted by Duke Bobber on July 28, 2015 – 2:17 pm

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Randall Cobb and Eddie Lacy are featured in a new NFL.com Fantasy Football commercial that was released this week. The spot, called “Gym”, was filmed at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center.

Click here if you don’t see the embedded YouTube video.


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Eddie Lacy fulfills promise, buys parents a new home

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 18, 2014 – 9:13 am

After his family’s home was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Eddie Lacy promised his parents a new home. Lacy recently fulfilled that promise. Watch this video, courtesy of ESPN:


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Sunday’s Packers captains vs. Saints: Lacy, Hayward and Kuhn

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 26, 2014 – 3:30 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be RB Eddie Lacy (offense), CB Casey Hayward (defense) and FB John Kuhn (special teams).


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Eddie Lacy on Sports Illustrated cover

Posted by Mike Spofford on July 30, 2014 – 3:38 pm

Eddie LacyPackers RB Eddie Lacy is on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, as the centerpiece of an article that discusses the contrast between the value of running backs in fantasy football and the value placed on them by coaches and GMs around the NFL.

The cover story discusses Lacy’s humble upbringing, what he’s doing with the money he’s earned thus far in the NFL, and the effect the abrupt end to teammate and fellow RB Johnathan Franklin’s career has had on him.

 


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Eddie Lacy featured in ‘What’s Up, Pro?’ interview

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 4, 2014 – 5:09 pm

Packers RB Eddie Lacy is featured in the the latest “What’s Up, Pro?” interview on nfl.com. In the segment, Lacy talks about the cold weather in Wisconsin, his favorite memory from childhood football, the most ridiculous purchase he ever made, and a bizarre pregame speech.

You can see the video by clicking here.

 


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Packers player to be revealed between 80 and 71 in Top 100

Posted by Mike Spofford on May 20, 2014 – 12:38 pm

A Packers player will be revealed on NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2014 between Nos. 80 and 71 on Wednesday’s show at 8 p.m. CT.

This will be the third Packers player to be revealed on the list so far. Eddie Lacy at No. 90 and Jordy Nelson at No. 83 were featured last week. The list is determined solely by a vote of current NFL players.

Update: The player is LB Clay Matthews at No. 77.

 


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Eddie Lacy wins AP Offensive Rookie of the Year

Posted by Mike Spofford on February 1, 2014 – 5:14 pm

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Packers RB Eddie Lacy was named The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year on Saturday.

The award was presented to Lacy at the third annual “NFL Honors” show in New York City.

Lacy received 35 of the 50 votes. Chargers WR Keenan Allen was second with 12 votes. The remaining three votes were split between Bengals RB Giovani Bernard, Lions T Larry Warford and Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson.

In a brief phone interview with packers.com after receiving his award, Lacy confessed he was plenty nervous heading up on stage in front of the NFL world and a national TV audience.

“That was the most nerve-racking thing I think I’ve ever had to do in my life,” Lacy said. “I like to think I have stagefright, and that’s something I would try to avoid at all costs, but this was one situation where you pretty much have to go up and face your fears. As happy as I was to be up there to receive the award, I was very nervous to speak in front of everybody.”

On stage, Lacy thanked his family, teammates and coaching staff for all their support and for “making me feel a part of their team.”

Lacy joins John Brockington (1971), also a running back with a powerful running style, as the only Packers to win this award. Lacy broke Brockington’s franchise rookie records for carries (284) and rushing yards (1,178) this past season.

Lacy said Brockington reached out to him by phone after his 42-year-old records were broken and was more than excited to see where Lacy’s career goes from here.

“He’s a great guy and a great man,” Lacy said. “To be able to break his record and have him talk to you about it, it’s a great feeling. I’m just happy to bring that running style back to Green Bay.

“He told me about how excited he was when I got picked, and the visions he saw for what I can do for the running game in Green Bay.”

Lacy also broke Samkon Gado’s franchise rookie record for rushing TDs with 11, nearly doubling Gado’s total of six in 2005.

Lacy added 35 receptions for 257 yards in the passing game, giving him over 1,400 yards from scrimmage on the season. Lacy also fumbled just once, in his NFL debut in Week 1 at San Francisco.

That was the beginning of a slow start, as Lacy then suffered a concussion on his first carry in Week 2 vs. Washington, which forced him to sit out the rest of that game and the next one, in Week 3 at Cincinnati.

Lacy said the only thing he changed about his approach thereafter was to not leave his feet, because he got the concussion by getting hit in the side of the head in midair. He was trying to avoid a teammate on the ground who had tried to throw a block in front of him but ended up paying the price.

“The last thing I wanted to do was jump and get another concussion,” he said. “I had to let the game come to me.”

He went on to rush for 1,127 yards over the final 13 regular-season games, an average of 87 yards per game.

The Packers’ lone Pro Bowl representative, Lacy posted four 100-plus-yard rushing games, along with two other games of 90-plus. His season high was 150 yards against Chicago in Week 9 at Lambeau Field, the second-most rushing yards in a single game by a Packers rookie, behind only Gado’s 171 yards against Detroit in Week 14 of 2005.

Lacy already had been named Rookie of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America and a second-team All-Pro by AP. He was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Month for October, joining Gado as the only other Packers rookie to win the monthly honor.

He was also named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at Dallas in Week 15, when he rushed 21 times for 141 yards and a TD, including a 60-yard run on the opening play of the second half to spark Green Bay’s comeback from a 26-3 deficit for a 37-36 win.

As for whether his dynamite rookie season and this latest prestigious award put any added pressure on him for 2014, Lacy indicated he’ll be the same laid-back guy off the field and intense competitor on it as his career continues.

“I have great teammtes and a great coaching staff, and they’ll make sure I’m not putting extra pressure on myself,” he said. “I’ll go into the season with the same mindset as this past season, just don’t try to do too much and make the most of every opportunity that I get.”

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Eddie Lacy started strong in Pro Bowl debut

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 27, 2014 – 10:59 am

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Packers RB Eddie Lacy had to wait until the second half to get into Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii, but he didn’t waste any time being productive once his number was called.

Lacy blasted his way for 8 yards on his first carry in the third quarter and had 17 yards on his first four rushes before a pair of negative-yardage carries hurt his numbers. He finished with seven carries for 14 yards, plus one reception for 9 yards that helped set up a TD for Team Sanders.

Lacy was the third of Team Sanders’ running backs to see action, following Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles and Washington’s Alfred Morris. Team Sanders lost to Team Rice, 22-21, on a late TD and 2-point conversion.

Prior to Sunday’s game, Lacy chatted with packers.com about his weeklong experience in Hawaii. Click here to read that.

 


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Eddie Lacy on Team Sanders for Pro Bowl

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 23, 2014 – 10:17 am

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Packers RB Eddie Lacy was drafted to be on Team Sanders for Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

For the first time in the Pro Bowl’s history, a draft of players was held with the traditional AFC-NFC format scrapped. Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders were the two GMs, and Lacy was one of three running backs taken by Sanders, along with Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles and Washington’s Alfred Morris.

Sanders selected Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick. Lacy is the Packers’ lone representative in the Pro Bowl.


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Eddie Lacy named PFWA’s Rookie of the Year

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 14, 2014 – 12:25 pm

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RB Eddie Lacy

Packers RB Eddie Lacy has been voted by the Pro Football Writers of America as their Rookie of the Year for 2013.

Lacy finished the regular season 1,178 rushing yards and 11 TDs, leading all NFL rookies and setting Packers franchise rookie records. Lacy was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Month for October and was the league’s Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 141 yards at Dallas in Week 15. He had four 100-yard rushing games, tied for the most among NFL rookies and tied for fifth among all players. His 11 rushing TDs were third overall in the league.

Lacy joins teammate Josh Sitton in earning honors this year from the PFWA. Sitton was named to the organization’s All-NFC team.

2013 PFWA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers

2013 PFWA OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: WR Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers

2013 PFWA DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: LB Kiko Alonso, Buffalo Bills

2013 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Offense
QB – Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB – Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals; Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
WR – Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
TE – Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
G – Kyle Long, Chicago Bears; Larry Warford, Detroit Lions
T – D.J. Fluker, San Diego Chargers; Justin Pugh, New York Giants

Defense
DL – Ziggy Ansah, Detroit Lions; Star Lotulelei, Carolina Panthers; Sheldon Richardson, New York Jets; Kawann Short, Carolina Panthers
LB – Kiko Alonso, Buffalo Bills; Sio Moore, Oakland Raiders; Alec Ogletree, St. Louis Rams
CB – Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona Cardinals; Desmond Trufant, Atlanta Falcons
S – Eric Reid, San Francisco 49ers; Kenny Vaccaro, New Orleans Saints

Special Teams
PK – Caleb Sturgis, Miami Dolphins
P – Sam Martin, Detroit Lions
KR – Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
PR – Tavon Austin, St. Louis Rams
ST – Don Jones, Miami Dolphins


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