LeRoy Butler, a graduate of now-Riverside High School who played his whole career with the Green Bay Packers, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Thursday night.
The 53-year-old, who played safety with the Packers from 1990 to 2001, was elected in his third consecutive time as a finalist for the honor.
Butler, a Jacksonville native, was a three-year starter at Florida State and played for legendary Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden.
He was drafted in the second round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Packers.
During his time in Green Bay, he created the famous “Lambeau Leap,” where players leap up into the end zone crowd at Lambeau Field after scoring a touchdown.
He was also an instrumental part of the team that led the Packers to win Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans following the 1996 season.
Butler is expected to travel to Canton, Ohio, this summer to take part in Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
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