Over the past six years I have had the honor and privilege to be allowed to attend four home Green Bay Packers games as an on-field photographer and have taken literally thousands of photographs of the guys in Green and Gold.
Some have been pretty good, some not so good, but in honor of the Academy Awards which are hitting the red carpet as I write this, I have combed through some of the best photographs that I have been fortunate to take. Some photos take themselves, some the photographer has to work for – in other words, you’ve got to anticipate and position oneself for the play you know is coming your way.
I’ve shot at both warm September games and very cold December games at Lambeau Field, but every outing presents its own challenges and rewards. I’ve watched Aaron Rodgers throw easy touchdowns, I’ve seen Charles Woodson intercept and return them for touchdowns, but my most memorable photograph was the shot I took of Donald Driver during his catch and run for a touchdown against the 49ers in 2010. He described it himself as the best play of his career and to think that I caught the entire series from the moment he caught the ball to his dive into the end zone with three defensive back draped all over him gives me goose bumps every time I think of it.
But without boring you any further, here are some of my best pictures over the years:
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