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Packers unveil statue for the Lambeau Leap

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GREEN BAY (AP) -

The Green Bay Packers unveiled a bronze statue outside Lambeau Field that honors one of the team's traditions.

A small crowd gathered outside Lambeau Field to catch the first glimpse of the Lambeau Leap statue on Friday.

The sculpture pays tribute to the post-touchdown celebration of a player jumping into the stands behind the end zone.

Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler is credited with starting the ritual on Dec. 26, 1993, when he jumped into the crowd after scoring a late touchdown in Green Bay's 28-0 win over the Los Angeles Raiders.

"It was very spontaneous," recalled Butler, who attended the ceremony Friday. "I can't even tell a fib and say I thought about it."

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