White to join 'Ring of Honor'

The Green Bay Packers plan to unveil the late Reggie White's name on the Lambeau Field façade prior to its home opener on Sept. 10 against the Chicago Bears. White will join other Packers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the stadium's "Ring of Honor."

White, whose number 92 was retired by the Packers during the home opener last season, is being honored this summer with induction to both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. White, who passed away on Dec. 26, 2004, also will be saluted at the July 19 Packers shareholders' meeting with a video tribute in Lambeau Field.

During August's Induction Weekend in Canton, Ohio, the Packers will help sponsor a reception in his honor for the White family and its guests.

"Reggie White's impact on this team and its fans was tremendous," said Packers Chairman/CEO Bob Harlan. "We are proud to have retired Reggie's number last year and this year will be excited to further honor him with these recognitions as his family celebrates his inductions to the two halls of fame. The season opener vs. the Bears will be a special moment when his name becomes the latest to be added to the Packers greats in Lambeau Field."

The most honored athlete ever to play defensive end in the NFL and a key member of the Packers' 1996 squad that won Super Bowl XXXI, White joined the team as the league's most sought-after free agent in 1993 and immediately elevated the performance of the Green and Gold's defense. After finishing 23rd in the league in 1992, the unit rose to No. 2 in 1993. The defense ranked No. 1 during the 1996 championship season, the first such ranking since 1967.


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