On July 19th, one day after Brett Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame at Lambeau Field, the legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback will be hosting a flag football game inside Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. The game, dubbed the Brett Favre Legends Game, will pit a team of former Packers standouts against another squad consisting of former NFL players who spent their careers playing for other teams.
Though many of the game's details (including how to purchase tickets) were released some time ago, the rosters of the two teams were not known until posted recently to the official game website. Now that the rosters have been released, we have a few interesting storylines to keep an eye on at the game.
Here is the list of players that will be participating for each team.
|Position||Brett Favre's Legends Team||NFL All-Star Team|
|Quarterback||Brett Favre, Craig Nall||Donovan McNabb, Sage Rosenfels|
|Running Backs||Dorsey Levens, William Henderson, Darrell Thompson||Roger Craig, Ron Dayne, Reuben Droughns|
|Wide Receivers||Andre Rison, Antonio Freeman, James Lofton, Javon Walker, Charles Jordan||Anthony Carter, Derrick Mason, Torry Holt, Willie Gault|
|Tight Ends||Mark Chmura||Byron Chamberlain, Steve Jordan|
|Offensive Line||Bruce Wilkerson, Earl Dotson, Frank Winters, Mark Tauscher||Bubba Paris, Mark Schlereth, Matt Birk, Will Shields|
|Defensive Backs||Al Harris, Doug Evans, Eugene Robinson, Nick Collins, Pat Lee, Craig Newsome||Antoine Winfield, Bennie Blades, Jason Suttle, Robert Griffith, Carl Lee|
|Linebackers||Bryce Paup, Nick Barnett||Chad Brown, Jay Foreman|
|Defensive Line||Gilbert Brown, Steve Warren, Shannon Clavelle, Mike Montgomery||Henry Thomas, John Randle, LaRoi Glover, Simeon Rice, Ed "Too Tall" Jones|
For Favre's Packers Legends team, it is obvious to any fan of the team in the 1990s that the bulk of the squad comes from that time period. As far as we can tell, all but two players on that team (James Lofton and Pat Lee) played with Favre in Green Bay for at least one year, and if you include Favre himself, 13 of the 27 former Packers were a part of the 1996 team that won Super Bowl XXXI.
On the All-Star team, the first name that should pop out to Wisconsin football fans is Ron Dayne, the Heisman Trophy-winning running back who played for the Badgers from 1996-1999. Another player who should provide some entertainment value is former Vikings defensive tackle John Randle, who famously engaged in trash talk with Favre during their playing days in the NFC Central division. Also present will be former Washington and Denver offensive lineman Mark Schlereth, a member of the Broncos in 1997 when they beat the Packers in Super Bowl XXXII.
We are still awaiting any update on the status of Donovan McNabb, however, as he was arrested for DUI in late June.
Head over to the website for the game for more information and the link to purchase tickets (which are still available).
(h/t to @MarquesEversoll for bringing it to our attention that the rosters were released)