ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) -- A former Packers player, who's credited with inventing the Lambeau Leap touchdown celebration made a stop at a local school on Thursday.
Leroy Butler spoke at Altoona High School with all grades in attendance. Butler spoke about overcoming adversity, specifically about bullying. He told the students about growing up in a life of poverty and having to wear a leg brace because of foot and leg issues.
Despite his struggles, Butler played for the Packers from 1990 until 2001.
“When I watched his highlights it was pretty cool because he was really good and to see him in person and get to talk to him is pretty cool,” said Nick Egen, 10th grade.
“It's just super inspirational and it's super awesome for kids to hear. Just seeing someone at his level and the problems that he had is just very inspirational for a lot of people I feel like,” Cole Auger, 12th grade.
After speaking, Butler took time to sign autographs for students.