Jan. 6, 2009
GREEN BAY, Wisc. – Former Georgia Tech running back Dorsey Levens will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame on July 18, 2009. Levens, as well as former Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman, will be inducted at the 39th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Levens, a two-year letterwinner in 1992 and 1993, rushed for 823 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior en route to All-ACC honors. His 7.2 yards per carry in 1993 is still a school record. Levens is a member of the CSS replay team that shows Yellow Jacket games on Tuesday nights during the season.
Levens played eight seasons (1994-2001) in a Packers uniform, with 53 starts among 102 games played. The fifth all-time leading rusher in team history, he ran for 3,937 yards on 1,006 carries, with 28 touchdowns. A gifted receiver as well, Levens caught 271 passes for 2,079 yards and 16 TDs; only two other backs in Packers annals — Ahman Green and William Henderson — had more career receptions.
In one of the franchise’s most memorable games, the 1996 NFC Championship vs. Carolina, his 29-yard TD reception helped to springboard the Packers into their first Super Bowl in 29 years. Instrumental in the Packers’ run to the following Super Bowl, XXXII, Levens led the team in 1997 with a career-high 1,435 rushing yards (fourth in the NFL) to earn a Pro Bowl selection. The season also included a then-team record 190-yard performance vs. Dallas, Nov. 23.
Tickets for the banquet, which begins with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m. with a cash bar, and dinner and program to follow at 7 p.m., are $125 each. Tables of 10 also are available for $1150 and are assigned in the order in which they are purchased. Early reservations are recommended. To purchase tickets, call Gwen Borga at 920/965-6984, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds are available 30 days prior to the event.