Lambeau Leap Gets Statue

By Scott Leber |

Published 08/02 2014 12:21AM

Updated 08/02 2014 12:25AM

Green Bay-How big is the Lambeau Leap in Green Bay? So big it has its own statue. The tradition has been marked with a statue outside the stadium not far from the statues of Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi.

Fans can pretend to be a player and leap up into the statue to have their picture taken.

The Lambeau Leap tradition was started by former Packers' safety Leroy Butler.

"It was very spontaneous," recalls Butler. "I can't even tell a fib and say I thought about it. I used to dance a lot, and when I would score the rare times I intercepted I would dance. But this time it just seemed like there was one particular guy that said in my eyes 'hug me', and as I was running I threw the ball down, and I pointed to this guy, and I said 'I'm going to jump."

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