Archive for January 13, 2008
Green Bay Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman could have a busy week on the horizon.
Kampman will receive the Red Smith Award during the 43rd annual Red Smith Banquet on Jan. 15 in Appleton.
If the Packers win their NFC divisional playoff game, Kampman will also be preparing with his teammates for the NFC Championship game to be played Jan. 20.
“I looked at that,” Kampman said. “It’s quite an honor so, hopefully, we’ll make it work if that happens.”
At first, Kampman did not know exactly what the award meant.
“I have to be very honest with you, I didn’t know very much about it,” Kampman said. “As I’ve been filled in, I get more and more humbled by the fact that I’ve been selected for that award. It should be a very nice night and I’ve heard a lot of positive things about it.”
The award is presented annually to the individual who has contributed or continues to contribute to sports either on or off the field throughout the state of Wisconsin. (more…)