Green Bay eighth graders to quiz Packers legend LeRoy Butler on WPR

Butler, the former Packers safety credited with starting the 'Lambeau Leap,' will join 'The Morning Show' on Wednesday

LeRoy Butler is embraced in the stands of Lambeau Field as he leaps from the field
Former Green Bay Packers player LeRoy Butler does a “Lambeau Leap” after being honored at a halftime ceremony during an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Tennessee Titans in 2022 in Green Bay, Wis. Morry Gash/AP Photo

Before a rematch of the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, a Hall of Fame safety for the Packers will answer a variety of questions submitted by Green Bay middle school students on WPR’s “The Morning Show.”

LeRoy Butler played all 12 of his professional seasons with the Packers, which included two Super Bowl appearances — one being the 35-21 victory over the New England Patriots in 1997. He joined the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2022.

This month, a WPR producer traveled to Green Bay and recorded questions from eighth graders at Lombardi Middle School. The questions range from asking about Butler’s career to how kids should handle negativity. One student wanted to know more about Butler’s iconic “Lambeau Leap,” a touchdown celebration that continues today.

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The program is part of a continuing effort by “The Morning Show” to elevate young voices across the state. In collaboration with different schools, the show previously produced youth-driven programs exploring social media, renewable energy, elections and other topics.

Tune into The Ideas Network at 8 a.m. Wednesday for Butler’s live appearance on the show. In addition to student questions, the program will also welcome questions from callers. You can call into the show at 800-642-1234 or submit questions by email to ideas@wpr.org.

LeRoy Butler's name in Lambeau Field is shown during his celebration, showing he played for the Packers from 1990-2001.
The name of LeRoy Butler is lit by a spotlight during a halftime ceremony for the hall of famer during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in 2022 in Green Bay, Wis. Matt Ludtke/AP Photo