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Packers to immortalize Ted Thompson with honor inside Lambeau Field

Packers Wire logo Packers Wire 1/21/2021 Zach Kruse
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The name of the man who helped bring a fourth Super Bowl title to Green Bay will be immortalized inside Lambeau Field.

The Packers announced the team will honor former general manager Ted Thompson by installing his name on the Lambeau Field facade before next season.

Thompson, who was the team’s general manager from 2005-2017, passed away at the age of 68 on Wednesday night.

Thompson will join Pro Football Hall of Famers and other highly influential players and executives in the team’s decorated history along the inside facade of the legendary stadium.

A scout or personnel executive for over 20 years with the Packers, Thompson became the team’s general manager in 2005 and immediately revolutionized the franchise, taking quarterback Aaron Rodgers with the 24th overall pick in his first draft. He later named Mike McCarthy head coach, signed Charles Woodson and drafted Clay Matthews, adding other cornerstones pieces to a team that won Super Bowl XLV, made eight straight trips to the postseason and earned six NFC North division titles. Twice, Thompson was the NFL Executive of the Year as voted by the Sporting News.

According to the Packers, Thompson drafted 20 different players during his 13-year run as general manager that made at least one Pro Bowl.

Battling on-going health issues, Thompson stepped down as general manager following the 2017 season. He remained with the team in an advisory role.

The Packers inducted Thompson into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2019.

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