The Green Bay Packers and playing football in the snow are almost synonymous. Indeed, there was a time when coming to Lambeau Field in the NFL Playoffs meant coming in to face a team that would use the elements to their advantage. Well, those days are in the past; but hopefully this new crew of younger players can help restore the December-January dominance in the elements. In order to do that, though, it sounds like some of them will need to get used to playing in the snow first. Fourth round pick Colby Wooden admitted to reporters he has never played in the snow before during a hilarious exchange at his locker.
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Green Bay Packers 4th Round Pick Colby Wooden Just Wants to Play Football
When takes a moment to consider where Colby Wooden is from and where he went to school, his admission about never playing football in the snow before actually makes a ton of sense. He was born and grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Of course, he played his college ball at Auburn, which is in Alabama.
On Saturday, Wooden had a funny exchange with reporters who were asking him about his inexperience of playing in the snow:
#Packers 4th round draft pick Colby Wooden has NEVER played football in the snow.
“I know I’m gonna put vaseline and tiger balm’d up. I’m just excited to get out there – rain, sleet, hail, snow – I don’t care. I’m ready to play football.” (🎥: Packers) pic.twitter.com/IyUHomEHi0
— Kyle Malzhan (@KyleMalzhan) May 6, 2023
“No. Like, no!” Wooden said, laughing in response to a question about if he had ever played in the snow before. He was then asked if he was nervous about it:
“So I was nervous at first, but then somebody said the field, they be heating the field for us. So that kind of calmed me down. But seriously, I know I’m gonna put Vaseline and tiger balmed up. I’m just excited to get out there – rain, sleet, hail, snow – I don’t care. I’m ready to play football. That’s what I’m here for so that’s what I’m going to do.”
Green Bay Packers great LeRoy Butler was much the same way when he first was drafted. He was born, raised in, and played college football in Florida. He turned out to be a pretty good player in the cold weather. Hopefully Wooden has similar success.
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