As noted by Bill Huber of Packer Report, Packers quarterback Graham Harrell will be inducted into the Texas High School Hall of Fame class of 2013, along with his father Sam Harrell. “(Graham) Harrell was a two-time all-state selection and the Gatorade Texas Player of the Year,” writes Huber. “He won a state championship with his father as the coach in 2004.” Harrell also set state records with over 12,000 yards passing over the course of his high-school career and 167 touchdowns passes. Congratulations to the Harrell family.
Packer Report also points out that the NFL Draft order is now set following Sunday’s Super Bowl. “The Green Bay Packers own the 26th pick of the first round,” writes Huber. “Because the Packers and Seattle Seahawks finished with 11-5 records and lost in the divisional round of the playoffs, they will alternate 25th and 26th picks in each round. In the second round, the Packers would pick 25th (and Seattle 26th) but instead will pick 23rd because Cleveland gave up its selection for selecting Josh Gordon in the second round of the Supplemental Draft and New Orleans lost its choice because of the Bountygate scandal.” The Packers can only be happy with getting to select to two picks earlier in the second round than they perhaps would have anticipated a year ago.
On the occasion of Willie Davis being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, BigLeadSports ran an interview with the legendary Packers linebacker. “I can tell you to this day I go into Green Bay for games, and it is not unusual to hear fans say we love you old guys, because you were always there for us,” Davis is quoted as saying. “We love you, and you cannot help but feel a little special about that.” What will be nice is seeing Davis’ name go up in the Packers Ring of Honor, perhaps as soon as this upcoming season.
Long snapper Brett Goode shared some Super Bowl memories with his hometown television station in Arkansas.
The top five passing plays of 2012 are listed and broken down at the Packers official website.
The annual check-up series continues at Fox Sports Wisconsin with tight end Tom Crabtree.
Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf is the topic of a blog post over at PackersNews.com.
Another take on the meeting between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers this past weekend is posted at Packerpedia.
With Donald Driver retiring, it’s now fully Ted Thompson’s team, writes a Yahoo Sports columnist.
Project LEAP! at Lambeau Field is coming soon.
Video: The season finale of Clubhouse Live with Tom Crabtree aired last evening…
Brian Carriveau is the author of “It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America,” and editor of Cheesehead TV’s “Pro Football Draft Preview.” To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.