Former Packers player stops by New Auburn schools to talk about bullying

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NEW AUBURN, Wis. (WEAU) -- A former Packers player credited for inventing the Lambeau Leap touchdown celebration talked to local high school students about overcoming adversity.

Leroy Butler played as a defensive back for the Packers from 1990 to 2001.

Wednesday, he spoke to students at New Auburn High School about bullying. He says he was targeted as a child due to growing up in a life of poverty and having to wear leg braces because of foot and leg issues, but despite his early-age struggles, he made it to the NFL.

"I also like to teach the kids, everyone doesn't have to be a Packer fan. You don't bully the kids because they're not a certain team's fan. I think the message is spot on, and I think without my teachers I wouldn't be here today,” said Butler.

Butler also signed autographs for the students.