LeRoy Butler takes the (Lambeau) leap at wedding

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LeRoy Butler took the leap, historically. So he added literally and figuratively to the mix last weekend.

The former Packers safety — who was the first player to jump into the stands at Lambeau Field after a score in 1993 — recreated that celebration at his wedding Saturday.

Via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, some of the photos show he and his new bride (Genesis Jordan) perched atop the wall with their wedding party.

In a 1993 game against the Raiders, Butler took a toss from Reggie White after a returned it for a touchdown, and spontaneously jumped into the sea of delirious fans. Thus, a tradition was born.

Now, he’s starting a life of new traditions with the same kind of excitement.

26 responses to “LeRoy Butler takes the (Lambeau) leap at wedding

  1. Where else would LeRoy Butler have his wedding reception but Lambeau Field!

    Put this man in the NFL Hall of Fame already!

    Congrats to LeRoy and Genesis.🍾

    #Leap36

    #GoPackGo!🏈🧀👏

  2. He’s one of two players from the all-decade team of the 90s not in the Hall of Fame. I always thought he should be.

  3. Good for him. He’s always seemed like a decent guy and “the leap” wasn’t some contrived piece of nonsense. The leap was a simple act, born of pure joy at having scored. Now, players from nearly every team do it… or try to do it. Some at Lambeau, some at their home stadiums.

    I’d rather live with the few-seconds taken by a leap (or any ONE player’s simple, legitimate, outburst of joy) than all the time it takes to gather a bunch of guys together and watch them perform their little recitals…. while I’m thinking “They make millions of dollars and they waste a bunch of time practicing this kind of foolishness?”

  4. The Packers are unique, blessed, and special. I feel proud to have been part of it for nearly my entire life, the highs and the lows. I wouldn’t trade my sports related experiences as a fan of the Packers, the bad and the good, for anything. As a fan, if the Packers never win anything significant ever again, I’m good. How many fans of how many teams can say that?

  5. Did John elway stiff arm him again as he bulldozed into the endzone?
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    Shame you don’t have any Superbowl memories from your own team…

  6. 1993 ? I was told on here that tradition dated back to 1959.

    You’re about the only NFL fan that doesn’t know how and when the leap was born. Not sure you’re qualified to post here anymore after that.

  7. Don’t pay the troll any mind. Totally ignore him. He will just switch SN’s when you expose and embarrass him on one. A lot of times the poor guy switches SN’s 10-14 times in a thread.

    Poor Barney

    #TitleTown

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  8. pkrlvr, you should know by now that ignorance and the Barneys walk hand and hand, and the only Super Bowl memories of their own team have all been suppressed just like all devastating and brutal traumas from the past.

    Great story about a former Packer great celebrating a joyous life changing event in a truly great venue that holds so many wonderful memories.
    Congrats to a true champion and many years of happiness.

  9. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 14, 2019 at 9:16 am
    1993 ? I was told on here that tradition dated back to 1959. Turns out its just another tall tale.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Packer tradition? Try 101 years…….and counting.

  10. freefromwhatyouare says:
    May 14, 2019 at 10:57 am
    Don’t pay the troll any mind. Totally ignore him. He will just switch SN’s when you expose and embarrass him on one. A lot of times the poor guy switches SN’s 10-14 times in a thread.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Oftentimes, when he starts bouncing between identities faster and faster and faster, he’ll trip himself up and make a mistake that confirms an identity we may have suspected was him but weren’t anywhere near sure; or he’ll even confirm one that we had only barely, vaguely, wondered about.

    Also note: Whenever one or two trolls disappear, one or two new ones magically appear to take their place, but not always in that exact order. Once he realized we were onto his “sub packages” he started integrating new identities before retiring the played out ones.

  11. Now someone is trying to save one of his SN’s.😃 Nice try on the kind words to the Butler’s though. It doesn’t change a thing kiddo👌

    Poor Barney.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  12. For someone who says he ignores trolls, free sure spends a lot of time “ignoring” them. While the original Lambeau leap by butler was completely done out of excitement, the rest that have followed are just attention getters. Who would want to be molested by very large men in snowmobile suits? I agree with cabbage, these made up celebrations are ridiculous, I almost puked during duck duck goose

  13. ariani1985 says:
    May 14, 2019 at 9:33 am
    Will John wick escort him out of the facility? I was told that he was around the locker room

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@

    You can tell free was pretty embarrassed about your comment.

  14. The Packers will have 3 open to the public OTA practices:

    May 21st practice 12:05 p.m. cst

    May 29th practice 12:05 p.m.

    June 4th practice 12:05 p.m.

    All 3 practices will be on Clarke Hinkle Field because they are still preparing Ray Nitschke Field for training camp.

    GoPackGo!🧀🏈👏

  15. You know a troll is desperate when they try to use five year old data as current fact. Fight-picking desperate.

    Packers upgraded team facilities video tour 2019.
    The Packers moved into their new team area after Thanksgiving weekend, and there’s plenty of space to settle into including a new cafeteria, CRIC (conditioning, rehab, and instruction center), weight room, and player resource center.

  16. Clarke Hinkle Field and Ray Nitschke Field are part of the Packer’s 31st ranked training facilities. But I am sure they are nice.
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    They may not be well ranked, but at least everyone makes it out alive….

  17. You can tell free was pretty embarrassed about your comment.
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    Please quit talking to yourself in packer stories. It’s just ridiculous.

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