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Packers Calendar: Ahman Green, Ken Ruettgers Join Team's Hall of Fame

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Packers Calendar: Ahman Green, Ken Ruettgers Join Team's Hall of Fame

The Green Bay Packers induct the newest members of their team's Hall of Fame on Saturday evening as former running back Ahman Green and offensive lineman Ken Ruettgers join the ranks of Packers legends.

Starting with a cash bar at 4:30 p.m., a dinner and program will follow at 7:00 p.m. inside the Lambeau Field atrium.

Green played for eight seasons in the Packers organization from 2000 to 2006 and again for one more season in 2009. He finished as the team's all-time leader in rushing yards with 8,322 yards.

He also holds franchise records for most yards from scrimmage (11,048), 1,000-yard seasons (six), 100-yard games (33) and rushing attempts (1,851).

Green was a four-time Pro Bowl selection while with Packers for four consecutive years from 2000 to 2001. He may have had his best season in 2003 when he set the team’s single-season rushing mark (1,883 yards), tied the NFL’s second-longest run (98 yards) and set the franchise’s single-season touchdown mark (20).

Ruettgers played for the Packers for 12 seasons from 1985 to 1996, after joining the organization as a first round draft choice his rookie year.

In 1989, Ruettgers was named the team's offensive MVP. Then in 1996, he earned Super Bowl ring with the Packers in his final season, even though he played in only four games because of injury.

Current Packers running back Eddie Lacy will also be honored as the team's Rookie of the Year last season.

Lance Allan, sports anchor at TMJ4 in Milwaukee and co-host of the Mike McCarthy Show, will emcee the event.

Out in Nevada, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker A.J. Hawk continue their participation in the second round of the nationally televised American Century Championship golf tournament.

Coverage of the event takes place from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. CT live on NBC.

Rodgers is in a tie for 22nd place with 13 points in the Stableford scoring system. Hawk is in a tie for 62nd at -3.

The quarterback will tee off at 9:10 a.m. local time with playing partners former pitcher Greg Maddux and actor Lucas Black while Hawk will start at 8:55 a.m. in a threesome that includes Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski and former NFL safety and current NBC analyst Rodney Harrison.

Former Packers wide receiver Sterling Sharpe is in contention for the title, currently in a tie for seventh place with 20 points. Former Packers quarterback Jim McMahon is in a tie for 37th with nine points.

Play takes place locally at Edgewood Tahoe South Golf Course with gates opening at 7:00 a.m. Admission is $25.

Meanwhile back in Wisconsin, Packers fullback John Kuhn will be hosting his namesake ProCamp in DePere, Wis. for children entering grades one through eight.

Held at West De Pere High School, Saturday is the first day of a two-day event with a session being held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More information can be found at

Finally, Packers defensive lineman Jerel Worthy will be appearing at Kunes Country Car and Truck Supercenter in Elkhorn, Wis. to sign autographs.

Along with Chicago Bears defensive lineman Stephen Paea, Worthy will be in attendance from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. signing free color photographs or personal items.

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