Former Packer Chris Jacke visits MMC
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Former Green Bay Packer placekicker Chris Jacke visited patients at the Marshfield Medical Center on April 26.
“It is important to the ladies and gentlemen that I met, and some of the kids that I met. I’ve lived in Green Bay for 30 years now. I am a Wisconsinite,” Jacke said. “I grew up in Dallas and before people go crazy… I was never a Cowboys fan. We get asked as ‘celebrities’ to do this type of stuff. I take advantage of it every chance I get. I don’t consider myself a celebrity.
“I have kids and one of the children I met today, one of my kids could have been up there. So, I would hope that someone would come in and talk to my kid or to shake his hand and talk a little football.
“I think 90 percent of the people we met today were Packer fans. We did meet one Bear fan. We are hoping he heals from that also.”
Jacke played for Green Bay 1989-1996 and has a Super Bowl ring with Green Bay from the 1996 season, when they beat the New England Patriots.
Jacke finished his career with one year in Washington and two in Arizona. In his post-Packer life, the 53-year-old Jacke founded Player Alumni Resources. The organization arranges appearances by Green Bay alumni, keeping them in touch with fans. Chris also talks with fans on Facebook about current Green Bay news during the season.
He added about his visit, “I have fun doing it. I hope the people that I met also had a little fun. It maybe took their minds off what they are going through for a few minutes.”