The first ever Lambeau Leap was performed by former Green Bay Packers' safety LeRoy Butler on Dec. 26, 1993. Butler jumped into the stands after returning a fumble for a touchdown. Butler caused the fumble, which was recovered by Reggie White, who then handed the ball to Butler.
LeRoy Butler wrote about the first Lambeau Leap in his autobiography, explaining that the fans knew he would leap into the stands because he had pointed to them before doing so. He says that once he jumped, fans grabbed onto him and pulled him up into the stands, although he was only there for a few brief seconds before returning to the playing field.Learn More
The number 44 is typically worn by football players who play the halfback or fullback position. Players who have worn the number 44 include Heath Evans, Leory Kelly and John Riggins. Both Kelly and Riggins are in the National Football League Hall of Fame.Full Answer >
Odin Lloyd was a semi-professional football player for the Boston Bandits. He was found murdered on June 18, 2013. As of November 2014, Aaron Hernandez, former tight end for the New England Patriots, stands accused of his murder.Full Answer >
The New England Patriots changed to the "Flying Elvis" logo on March 31, 1993. The so-called "Flying Elvis" logo features a streamlined head of a minuteman with a red, white and blue hat.Full Answer >
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