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Chandon Sullivan has made a name for himself with the Green Bay Packers. During the 2021 season, Sullivan played all 17 games, a feat no other cornerback on the team was able to achieve. Between injuries and COVID, the Green Bay secondary faced challenge after challenge as various players missed time. Sullivan, however, was always there. He stayed healthy, he avoided injury, and he had the best season of his brief NFL career. It has been quite the journey to success for Chandon Sullivan. Always overlooked, always doubted, he has, time and again, proven the doubters wrong.
Chandon Sullivan was not heavily recruited out of high school. No major college program made him a scholarship offer. The only offers he had were from Georgia State, Georgia Southern, and Harvard. Sullivan had hoped to attend a university that garnered more attention from NFL scouts. Since he is from Winder, Georgia, Sullivan chose to attend Georgia State.
Even though Georgia State is not a heavily scouted school by the NFL, Sullivan would not let that stop him from being noticed. Sullivan used his academic talent to ensure that he was nationally recognized as one of the top scholar-athletes in the country. Coaches at Georgia State credited Sullivan for inspiring the other players in his position room when it came to academics, too. During his time at Georgia State, every defensive back had a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Chandon Sullivan graduated from Georgia State with a 3.84 GPA and a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. He was one of 13 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy. This award is given to the top scholar-athlete in the country. At the same time, Sullivan became the first Georgia State football player invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, a game meant to showcase the talent of top senior players in the country.
Despite the success he saw in the classroom and on the gridiron in college, Chandon Sullivan was not drafted by any NFL team. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018. Sullivan started that season on the Eagles’ practice squad, where he remained until October 26, 2018. As a young rookie, Sullivan appeared in five games for the defending champion Eagles, starting one of them. Unfortunately, he was placed back on the practice squad after Christmas of that year. The Eagles cut Sullivan on May 2, 2019.
Chandon Sullivan was not out of work for long. On May 6, four days later, the Green Bay Packers signed Sullivan. He made the active roster and appeared in all 16 games for the Packers, a year in which the team went 13-3. Sullivan had his first career interception that year, his only one of the season, while deflecting six passes. The second-year defensive back was targeted 31 times, but only allowed 11 receptions, good for a 35.5% completion rate. Opposing quarterbacks had a quarterback rating of 34.3 when targeting Sullivan that year.
The next season, 2020, saw Chandon Sullivan play in all 16 games again. This time, with injuries to the secondary, he also started 10 games. Sullivan had another interception in 2020 and continued to produce on the field. He saw his percentage of defensive snaps go up from 34% in 2019 to 71% in 2020. Sullivan also set a career-high with 41 tackles.
This past season, the first 17-game season in NFL history, Sullivan again played in every single game. Again, he made 10 starts as injuries in the secondary piled up all season. Sully, though, was up to the task and produced the best season of his brief NFL career. This year, Sullivan had three interceptions, his career high.
As the Green Bay Packers head into the playoffs, they do so as a team that is getting healthy. Several players, including Jaire Alexander, a partner of Mayfield Sports Marketing, will be coming back for the Packers’ playoff run. Even with the secondary at full strength, Sullivan has ensured that he will be a key member of this Packers’ defense. He has been there all season long. His hard work and determination helped him get to the NFL and led him to the Green Bay Packers. He will also be there when they (hopefully) hoist up the Lombardi Trophy in February.
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The NFL has one of the most exclusive Hall of Fames in all of sports. It is so difficult to get in that, many times, players and coaches must wait for a senior committee to vote on their rightful place in the Hall of Fame. This is the case of former NFL head coach Dick Vermeil, who was named a senior finalist for the Hall of Fame.
Dick Vermeil began coaching almost immediately after graduating from San Jose State College in 1959. After serving as a high school football coach for a few high schools in the San Jose area, Vermeil received some coaching experience at the College of San Mateo and Napa Junior College. Additionally, Dick Vermeil coached the freshman football team at Stanford University in 1965.
In 1969, Dick Vermeil was hired as one of the first special teams coordinators in the NFL. George Allen, head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, made the hire. Coincidentally, the Philadelphia Eagles, a team that Vermeil would later serve as head coach, hired Jerry Williams as their special teams coordinator. That season, the Rams and Eagles were the first teams to have special teams coordinators. Jerry Williams is already in the NFL Hall of Fame. Dick Vermeil stayed with the Rams as special teams coordinator until 1974, except for 1970 when he was an assistant coach at UCLA.
Dick Vermeil became the head coach of UCLA in 1974. He held the position for two seasons before leaving for the NFL. While his stay at UCLA was brief, he left a lasting mark on the program. He had a 15-5-3 record in two seasons. In his final season at UCLA, 1975, he led the team to a 9-2-1 record and an upset of number one ranked Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. In 2014, Dick Vermeil was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
In 1976, Dick Vermeil took over as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. In the season prior to his arrival, the Eagles had gone 4-10. Due to a series of poor trades, Philadelphia was not able to give their new head coach a first round pick until 1979. The process of rebuilding the team was a long one, but Vermeil was the man for the job. After two seasons of sub-.500 football, the Philadelphia Eagles finished 9-7 in 1978. That season, the Eagles made the playoffs for the first time under Dick Vermeil’s leadership.
In 1979, Dick Vermeil led the Eagles to an 11-5 record and a berth in the NFC Championship Game. Though they lost a chance to go to the Super Bowl, the team won multiple playoff games for the first time in years. The Eagles and their fans, though, would not have to wait long for a Super Bowl appearance.
The very next season, in 1980, Dick Vermeil’s Eagles went 12-4 and appeared in Super Bowl XV. Unfortunately, the Eagles lost to the underdog Oakland Raiders. Philadelphia would not make another Super Bowl appearance until 2004, and would not win a Super Bowl until 2017. Dick Vermeil would not have to wait as long.
Vermeil coached the Philadelphia Eagles until 1982 when he was fired after a 3-6 start to the season. Following this, Dick Vermeil took a 15-year hiatus from coaching. During this time, he worked for CBS and ABC as an analyst. He nearly returned to the Eagles as coach in 1994, but could not come to an agreement with ownership.
In 1997, the St. Louis Rams hired Dick Vermeil to be their head coach. The first two years of his tenure with the Rams were forgettable, much like his first two seasons in Philadelphia. The Rams went 5-11 in his first season and 4-12 in the next. However, following a season-ending injury to Trent Green in the 1998 preseason, future Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner took the reins of the offense. In one of the greatest turnarounds in NFL history, the Rams finished 13-3 and won the Super Bowl.
After leading this “Greatest Show on Turf” to glory, Dick Vermeil once again stepped down from coaching. However, he could not be kept out of the game for long.
In 2001, the Kansas City Chiefs hired Dick Vermeil as their head coach. Though the Chiefs only had a winning record in two of his five seasons, Vermeil was instrumental in retooling the team into one of the most entertaining offenses in the NFL. His Chiefs finished 13-3 in 2003 before being upset in the playoffs. They also finished 10-6 in his final season (2005), but missed the playoffs that year.
Mayfield Sports Marketing is no stranger to the process that Coach Dick Vermeil finds himself in right now. A few years ago, we assisted former Green Bay Packers’ legend Jerry Kramer through his nomination and eventual enshrinement in the NFL Hall of Fame. Mayfield Sports Marketing represented Mr. Kramer from the start, from nomination, to media row, to that unreal moment when the Hall of Fame came knocking on his door.
Afterwards, we assisted Mr. Kramer with his tour of the Hall of Fame and an 18-month tour of the country that included autograph appearances and speaking engagements. Mayfield Sports Marketing is available to take Super Bowl promotions and media row inquiries, endorsements and speaking engagement inquiries for Coach Vermeil. As a Coach Dick Vermeil booking agent, Mayfield Sports looks forward to working with you on your inquiry. Call 262-366-8188 or email Mark (email@example.com) at Mayfield Sports Marketing for more information on autograph exclusive opportunities, speaking engagements, socila media activations and autographed items.
Earlier this month, the United States lost one of its finest soldiers and statesmen: Colin Powell. While General Powell’s expertise was in politics, his wisdom can be applied to the fields and courts on which sports are played. Powell was once quoted as saying, “The best method of overcoming obstacles is the team method.” Indeed, the Green Bay Packers have seen their fair share of obstacles this season.
Thursday night’s matchup against the Arizona Cardinals was no different. In the days leading up to the game, Davante Adams and Allen Lazard were both put on the Reserve/COVID-19 List. Adams tested positive for the virus and Lazard was a close contact. Additionally, Marquez Valdes-Scantling was out with a leg injury. With their top three receivers out, as well as their top two cornerbacks, Pro Bowl left tackle, and Pro Bowl edge rusher, the team needed to come together in order to have a chance. And that they did! Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon, especially, had monstrous games for the Packers as they defeated Arizona 24-21.
After the Green Bay Packers dropped their first game of the season 38-3 against the New Orleans Saints, there were plenty of questions. Was this team good enough? Were there too many holes? Could they repeat as NFC North Division champs? Over the past seven games, all they have done is win and prove the doubters wrong.
Entering the Thursday Night matchup, the Arizona Cardinals were 7-0. Green Bay, at 6-1, were considered underdogs for a variety of reasons. They had, after all, just played on Sunday afternoon. Their top three receivers were all out. Their top two corners were out. Very few believed they could win.
However, as Wisconsin Sports Heroics pointed out, the Cardinals’ defense, which ranked fourth in the NFL entering the game, had one glaring weakness: run defense. Arizona’s run defense entered the game ranked 18th in the NFL in defending the run. If there was ever a game for the backfield of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon to take over, it was this one.
Aaron Jones, who many believed would sign elsewhere during this past offseason, built upon his solid season with another fantastic night against the Arizona Cardinals. While multiple players stepped up in big ways, it was Aaron Jones who led all players not named Aaron Rodgers with all-purpose yards. Jones had 15 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown. Additionally, he had seven receptions for 51 yards, which led the team.
While neither stat is eye-popping in and of itself, the 110 total yards were achieved through hard work and athleticism. Viewers of the game were amazed with his play, including Seattle Seahawks quarterback, and former Wisconsin Badger, Russell Wilson.
One of the things that has flown under the radar this season has been how quickly Aaron Jones is climbing up the Green Bay Packers all-time rushing list. While his 59 yards on Thursday were by no means the most he had in a game, it was enough to move him into eighth place in franchise history. With 3,827 yards, Jones just squeaked by Packers’ legend Gerry Ellis, who had 3,826 rushing yards with the Packers. Next up on the list is Clarke Hinkle, who had 3,860 yards with Green Bay.
Within reach, also, is Dorsey Levens, who has partnered with Mayfield Sports Marketing in the past. Levens, who is currently sixth in Packers’ history in terms of rushing yards, finished his career in the Green and Gold with 3,937 yards. If Aaron Jones keeps up his current rushing pace this season, he could also pass Ryan Grant (4,193) and Tony Canadeo (4,197) before the season ends. This would place him fourth in franchise history with three years remaining on his contract. Ahman Green is the team’s all-time leading rusher with 8,322 yards. Green also has partnered with us at Mayfield Sports Marketing in the past.
Aaron Jones surely had a fantastic night for the Green Bay Packers against the Arizona Cardinals. However, it was backup running back AJ Dillon who led the team in rushing. Dillon had 16 carries for 78 yards, his most in a game since his breakout game against the Tennessee Titans last season. Dillon, as always, complemented Aaron Jones perfectly. His bruising style of running made the Cardinals defense adjust away from defending the slashing, cutting style of Jones. Additionally, Dillon proved to be vital in pass protection, keeping blitzers away from Aaron Rodgers.
Perhaps, though, one of the ways in which AJ Dillon affected the game the most was on special teams. It is no secret that the Green Bay Packers struggle on kick and punt return coverage. With so many players injured, some important role players on offense and defense have had to step in on these coverages.
Arizona has one of the best return games in the NFL, and this was certainly a concern entering the game. Thanks to AJ Dillon, though, the Cardinals did not have any big returns. Dillon made a single solo tackle on a punt return that kept Arizona from achieving great field position to start their drive.
Football is a team game. When the Green Bay Packers last won the Super Bowl, they did so with over 20 players on injured reserve. This year’s squad certainly reminds many of that championship team, with many players stepping in and performing better than expected. In games such as this, against the NFC’s best, it is important for every guy to pick up his teammates. On this night, Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon did just that, making up for a depleted passing game with their own brand of heroics.
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The Marcus Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is excited to announce an exclusive screening of the feature-length documentary film, You Can If You Will: The Jerry Kramer Story. The screening event will take place in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 3pm and 8pm.
Jerry Kramer (born January 23, 1936, in Jordan, Montana) is a former professional football player, author and sports commentator, best remembered for his 11-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers as an offensive lineman. As a 6'3", 250 pound right guard, Kramer was an integral part of the famous "Packer Sweep", Vince Lombardi’s signature play. Kramer was an All-Pro five times, and a member of the NFL's 50th anniversary team in 1969, but surprisingly, it took 50 years to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame!
Jerry Kramer’s life is not only about winning football championships with Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers, it’s about helping people around him reach their full potential. This film will take the viewer on a journey of Jerry’s life, from a small-town family with modest means to the mountaintop of NFL glory as part of Superbowl I Champions Green Bay Packers. This special event features a post-show Q&A with the film’s director, Glenn Aveni, and the legend Jerry Kramer himself!
A limited number of VIP ticket packages are available that include prime seating, a copy of the film on Blu-ray as well as a meet and greet and photo opportunity with Jerry Kramer. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206, or online. Groups of 10 or more should call Groups Sales at 414-273-7121 x210.
Established in 1969, the Marcus Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is the premier performing arts community gathering space in Southeastern Wisconsin, bringing high-quality arts and cultural programming to the region. As a mission-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, MPAC strives to act as a bridge between cultures and an energizing force for collaboration and advocacy in the community.
The touring Broadway series, sponsored by Johnson Financial Group, is recognized as bringing the best of Broadway entertainment to Milwaukee since 1996, and provides opportunities to educate, entertain, and engage audiences. As a presenter, MPAC offers its own diverse arts and cultural programming and outreach, such as MPAC Presents, Rainbow Summer Reimagined, KidZ Days, ArtsConnect, and additional performances from internationally-renowned performing artists.
The Marcus Performing Arts Center is also home to a variety of resident arts partners, including First Stage, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera Company, Black Arts MKE, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, and more. MPAC is proud to be a dedicated War Memorial facility, honoring those who bravely served our country. For more information, visit www.marcuscenter.org
Years ago, The Discovery Channel aired a television series entitled Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. The series, which ran from 2005-2012, documented some of the dirtiest and unappreciated jobs in America. The idea of the show, beyond entertainment, was to make people more appreciative of the men and women who go unnoticed, yet fulfill such vital roles in society. On the Green Bay Packers football team, there is a man who does their “dirty work” on the field: Allen Lazard.
The Green Bay Packers’ offense has a plethora of stars. Aaron Rodgers is a three-time MVP and future Hall of Famer. Davante Adams is an All-Pro wide receiver who has also made four consecutive Pro Bowls. Aaron Jones, is a Pro Bowl running back. Both players have done past appearances and autograph sessions with Mayfield Sports Marketing. However the time is now and it is the “under-the-radar” work of Allen Lazard that makes much of their success possible.
One of the most unappreciated and overlooked jobs of wide receivers, especially in the Packers’ offense, is blocking. In this aspect, there are few better than Allen Lazard. Indeed, Lazard is one of the best blocking wide receivers in the entire NFL. On Sunday, teams recognized National Tight End Day. In his postgame press conference, Lazard joked that he felt that he deserved an honorable mention on that day based on the tight end-like work that he does.
In addition to this, Lazard opened up about how grateful he is to the Packers, especially head coach Matt LaFleur, who affectionately refers to Lazard as “Goon.”
Allen Lazard was not drafted by the Green Bay Packers. In fact, he was not drafted by any NFL team. Despite participating in the 2018 Senior Bowl, Lazard did not get any phone calls during the NFL Draft’s three day event. According to some scouts, teams were concerned about an apparent lack of speed from him.
The Green Bay Packers, though, signed him as an undrafted free agent. Lazard appeared in one game, for one snap, that season. He caught a pass for seven yards. The next year, 2019, Lazard proved to be a reliable player in the Packers’ offense. In addition to blocking in the run and short-pass games, Lazard caught 35 passes for 477 yards (still his career high) and three touchdowns. In addition, Lazard provided solid play on special teams, though he only played in 39% of snaps for that unit.
In 2020, with Davante Adams out, Lazard had the best game of his career against the New Orleans Saints. Lazard hauled in six receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown. Unfortunately, he suffered a core injury that required surgery and forced him to miss weeks of the season. He finished last season with 33 receptions, 451 yards, and three touchdowns in just 10 games.
This season, many fans have been focussed on the bigger names in the Packers’ offense. Additionally, Allen Lazard did not appear to be getting much attention in the passing game. However, he has been a mainstay on the field. As mentioned previously, Lazard has played a major role in blocking for his teammates, freeing them for big plays down the field.
So far this season, Lazard has 15 receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns. He has caught a touchdown pass in each of the Packers’ last two games (versus the Bears and Washington).
Recently, it was reported that the Packers had to place Davante Adams on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. With Marquez Valdes-Scantling still questionable with an injury, it stands to reason that it will be Lazard who will be called upon to be the Packers “wide receiver one.”
As he showed in the New Orleans Saints game last season, Lazard is completely capable of putting the team on his back and carrying the load. However, as Lazard himself is quick to point out, football is a team game. The Packers will need the combined efforts of all their players to knock off the NFL’s best team (Arizona is 7-0). When the Green Bay Packers last won the Super Bowl in 2010, they had over 20 players on injured reserve. The “next man up” mentality became their mantra, and this year’s team has a similar attitude. Thanks in part to Allen Lazard and his willingness to do the dirty jobs, this could very well be the year the Packers finally break through and bring the Lombardi Trophy home where it belongs.
Call Mayfield Sports Marketing at 262-366-8188 to schedule Allen Lazard for your corporate appearance or product promotion. Already a host of Clubhouse Live and aspiring entrepreneur with his own ATT brand clothing, Allen Lazard can be contracted by booking agent, Mayfield Sports Marketing. MSM will work on your behalf to get you the best price for your desired event, autograph session or social media campaign with Allen.
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The Wisconsin Badgers football team is known for producing solid NFL players. JJ Watt and TJ Watt have carved out careers that have made them known as some of the best defensive players in the NFL. However, the bread and butter of Wisconsin football has always been its offensive line and running backs. Over the past decade, there have been several running backs from Wisconsin who have had productive careers in the NFL. However, only two of them, thus far, have produced a Pro Bowl caliber season: Montee Ball and Melvin Gordon. Here at Mayfield Sports Marketing, we are proud to partner with Melvin Gordon, one of the most successful Wisconsin running backs in the NFL.
The talent that the Wisconsin Badgers football team had at running back in the early 2010’s was absolutely incredible. When Melvin Gordon was a freshman in 2011, he was the third running back behind Montee Ball and James White. All three of these running backs ended up in the top ten career leaders in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns at Wisconsin.
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Melvin Gordon, as might have been expected, did not play much in his first season at Wisconsin. In 2011, he appeared in just four games and received just 20 rushing attempts. He made the most of them, though, rushing for 98 yards and a touchdown.
In 2012, Gordon saw his role increase as he played in all 14 of Wisconsin’s games. He had an astounding 10.0 yards per rush, accumulating 621 yards on 62 rushing attempts. He scored three touchdowns on the ground and added another one as a receiver.
The next season, technically his sophomore season, Gordon became Wisconsin’s premier back. He rushed the ball 206 times for 1,609 yards and 12 touchdowns. However, for Gordon and Wisconsin, the best was yet to come.
In 2014, as a junior, Melvin Gordon had the best season for a running back in Wisconsin football history. In one game against Nebraska, Gordon rushed for 406 yards on the ground, breaking Ron Dayne’s school record of 331 rushing yards in one game. Additionally, Gordon rushed for 2,587 yards for the season. Only Barry Sanders, in 1988, rushed for more in a collegiate season (2,628 yards). Ron Dayne and Jonathan Taylor are the only other two running backs in Wisconsin history to eclipse 2,000 rushing yards in a season. Unsurprisingly, Melvin Gordon declared for the NFL Draft after the season ended.
The San Diego Chargers (now the Los Angeles Chargers) made Melvin Gordon the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Gordon became an important part of the Chargers’ offense. As the starting running back in 12 games, Gordon rushed for 641 and a 3.5 yards per carry average. However, he did not score his first professional touchdown until the following season.
The touchdowns came in bunches that next season as Gordon’s play improved. Playing in 13 games (11 starts), Gordon rushed for 997 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 3.9 yards per carry. For his efforts, he was named to his first Pro Bowl despite the Chargers finishing just 5-11.
The next season, 2017, Gordon was even better. He played in and started all 16 games and had his first 1,000 yard season. Gordon carried the ball 284 times for 1,105 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. He added 476 receiving yards giving him 1,581 all-purpose yards, the most in his career.
In 2018, Gordon was limited to 12 games (all starts), but still had an incredible season. In just 12 games, he rushed for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns. His play was good enough for him to be named to his second career Pro Bowl. His 490 receiving yards that year (a career-high) gave him 1,375 all-purpose yards, and his third consecutive 1,300+ all-purpose season.
After a down season in 2019, Gordon signed with the Denver Broncos. Again, he made an immediate impact, appearing in 15 games (10 starts). On a Broncos team that struggled for much of the season, Gordon provided the team with some bright moments, rushing for 986 yards and nine touchdowns.
Thus far in 2021, Gordon has 332 rushing yards and is on pace for yet another 900-yard season on the ground. As this is the final year of his deal with the Broncos, teams and fans will be monitoring his performance closely. There is no doubt that Gordon could be a valuable contributor to any team that he is on. We here at Mayfield Sports Marketing are proud to continue our partnership with Melvin Gordon and are thrilled to see him continuing to succeed on the highest level.
Call Mayfield Sports Marketing at 262-366-8188 to schedule Melvin Gordon for your corporate appearance or product promotion. As a Melvin Gordon booking agent, Mayfield Sports Marketing will work on your behalf to get you the best price for your desired event, autograph session or social media campaign with Melvin.
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There are times in every franchise's history when popular players are let go for one reason or another. Never was this more true for the Green Bay Packers than when Jamaal Williams was not brought back after the 2020 season. Williams was long considered to be the Packers’ RB1B, meaning that he was so good that he could have been a starter on most other teams. Along with fellow 2017 NFL Draft Pick Aaron Jones, Williams provided Packers’ fans with some incredible memories both on and off the field.
Jamaal Williams started his career with Green Bay Packers when they selected him in the fourth round (134th pick) of the 2017 NFL Draft. The year previous, Eddie Lacy and Ty Montgomery were the Packers’ running backs. After disappointing years from both, the Packers focused on improving their backfield through the draft. In addition to Williams, Aaron Jones was also selected in the fifth round (182nd pick).
Even though it was Aaron Jones who became the primary back in the Packers’ offense, Jamaal Williams was the one who received the most starts for Green Bay in 2017. Williams played in all 16 games, starting seven of them, and accumulated 556 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground. In addition, he caught 25 passes for 262 yards and two more scores. These numbers remain the best of Williams’ career up to current day.
This, however, is not to say that Williams became less effective. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Over the next three seasons, Aaron Jones took on more carries in the offense while Williams fulfilled an equally important role: protecting Aaron Rodgers. During his time in Green Bay, Williams established himself as the best blocking running back in the entire NFL. There were countless plays over the past few years that might have ended in disaster had Williams not cleaned up blitzing defensive players.
In 2018, Williams again played all 16 games and started eight of them. He had 464 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. In addition, he had 210 receiving yards. As far as total yards from scrimmage go, it was the least productive season of his career.
Enter Matt LaFleur and a new offense in 2019 and Williams, once again, began to thrive. In 14 games (two starts), Williams 460 rushing yards and a score. What was so amazing about this was that he reached that total with just 107 carries, which was the fewest in his career. Williams saw his receptions go way up as he became a bigger weapon in the passing game. In 2019, he had a career-high 39 receptions for 253 yards and five touchdowns.
2020, Williams’ last in Green Bay, was even more productive than his 2019 season. While his receiving yards went down from 253 to 236, his rushing yards went up from 460 to 505. What might be most admirable, though, is the role Williams took on as mentor.
Despite having both Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones on the roster, the Green Bay Packers selected AJ Dillon with their second round draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Needless to say, it was a selection that indicated someone’s days in Green Bay were numbered, whether it was Williams or Jones.
It is never easy to accept that one is replaceable, but both Williams and Jones embraced the young rookie and helped him develop throughout the season. Nowhere was this more evident than the late December game in which Williams was injured. Filling in for his mentor, Dillon rushed for 120 yards and two scores. Fans may be sure that there was no one more happy for the rookie than Jamaal Williams.
After the Green Bay Packers’ disappointing loss in the NFC Championship Game, Williams signed with the Detroit Lions. All across social media, Packers’ fans bid fond best wishes to Williams, who was known for his dancing ritual before, during, and after games. It was not uncommon to see fans posting something along these lines: “I hope the Packers beat the Lions 35-28, and that all four touchdowns for the Lions come from Jamaal Williams.”
In Detroit, Williams is on pace for the best statistical season of his career. Through five games, Williams is on pace for 748 rushing yards, 372 receiving yards, and eight touchdowns. Though he is on another team, he is still the fun-loving player that he was in Green Bay.
Williams still dazzles fans with his incredible dance routines and endears himself to the media with hilarious press conferences. One time, in preseason, two reporters tried to ask a question at the same time. Williams proceeded to make the two play rock-paper-scissors to determine who got to go first.
While Jamaal Williams may not currently sport Green and Gold, fans can be assured that he is, and will always, Carry the G. Once a Packer, Always a Packer, as Lil’ Wayne so eloquently put it in his hit Green and Yellow. Green Bay is proud to have played a part in the career of Jamaal Williams, and we at Mayfield Sports Marketing are proud to continue our partnership with him as he continues his career in Detroit.
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The Green Bay Packers’ 2021 season did not get off to the start they and their fans had hoped for. Following the team’s 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints, many wonder if the Packers will finally return to the Super Bowl after an 11-year absence. Of all the players who played in Green Bay, only two remain: Aaron Rodgers and Mason Crosby. All others have retired or are finishing their careers with other teams. Charles Woodson, the star defensive back on that team, was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame. While Aaron Rodgers has dominated the headlines as of late and has received just about every accolade a player can receive, it has been Mason Crosby who has remained a quiet but consistent leader in Green Bay.
Prior to Mason Crosby’s rookie season in 2007, the Green Bay Packers had Dave Rayner as their kicker. Rayner did not perform up to standards in his lone season with the Packers. He was just 26 for 35 on his field goal attempts that season, prompting the Packer to select Mason Crosby in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Prior to Rayner, though, the Packers were fortunate to have Ryan Longwell as their kicker from 1997-2005. In his nine seasons with Green Bay, Longwell connected on 361 out of his 434 field goal attempts, good for over 83% accuracy. At the time of his departure to Minnesota via free agency, Longwell was the Packers’ all-time leading scorer.
It may appear odd to call Mason Crosby’s career in Green Bay legendary given that he has made no Pro Bowls. However, now in his 15th season as the Packers’ kicker, Crosby has become Green Bay’s all-time leading scorer.
In 2007, the young Crosby led the NFL in field goal attempts with 39, and made 31 of them. It was the first of three times that Crosby would hit at least 30 field goals in a season. He also went 48 for 48 on extra point attempts in his rookie season. He finished that season with the highest point total by any kicker in franchise history and the third highest point total of any Packers’ player in any season ever.
The next season, 2008, Crosby led the NFL in extra point attempts and makes, hitting all 46 of his attempts. In fact, he did not miss an extra point until his third season in the NFL, when he went 48 for 49.
In 2010, the Packers’ last Super Bowl season, Crosby was 22 for 28 on his field goal attempts and a perfect 46 for 46 on his extra point attempts. The next year, Crosby again led the NFL in extra point attempts and makes, going 68 for 69.
2012 was a disaster season for Crosby. That year, he hit just 21 of his 33 field goal attempts (though he was a perfect 50 for 50 on extra points). His 63.6% accuracy that season was the worst in the NFL. Many fans wondered if the time had come to find another new kicker.
However, Crosby bounced back in a big way in 2013. That year, Money Mason Crosby connected on 33 of his 37 field goal attempts and all 42 of his extra point kicks. His 89.2% accuracy rate that year was a career-best at the time.
As the years have gone on, Mason Crosby has aged like fine wine. In 2019, Crosby was 22 for 24 on his field goal attempts and was 40 for 41 on his extra point attempts. His accuracy rate on field goals was 91.7%, the best of his career at that point. Last season, Crosby tied the NFL record for field goal accuracy, connecting on all 16 of his attempts for 100% accuracy. Additionally, he led the NFL in extra point attempts and makes again, going 59 of his 63 extra point kicks.
This season, Mason Crosby was once again elected as one of the team captains by his teammates. As he enters his 15th season, the Packers are just as fortunate to have Crosby as they were the day they drafted him.
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Mayfield Sports Marketing Agency is proud to partner with Mason Crosby for a public autograph session on October 23, 2021. Please see below for details:
Signing location: Stadium View Sports Bar & Banquet Hall 1963 Holmgren Way Green Bay, WI 54304
Signing start time: 4 PM
ALL TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE SIGNING FOR PICKUP AT STADIUM VIEW STARTING AT 3 PM. NO ADVANCE TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FOR PURCHASE!
Mason Crosby autograph on YOUR item (item not included):
Any item autograph $49.99
Inscriptions $25 each (MAX 3 WORDS)
GBP All Time Leading Scorer Inscription $30
***MR CROSBY WILL NOT ADD INSCRIPTIONS TO ALREADY SIGNED ITEMS***