Antonio Freeman greets fans at the 2nd annual Black and Diverse Business Showcase
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- He wore number 86 and he's remembered as one of the Packers who played on the Super Bowl 31 championship team.
Antonio Freeman was in Milwaukee today for a meet and greet at the Baird Center as a part of the second annual Black and Diverse Business Showcase.
"It's great to be able to be able to connect with fans on that type of level. I mean, I haven't caught a football or did a Lambeau Leap in over 20 years," said Freeman.
Freeman played 8 seasons in Green Bay. He was one of Brett Favre's favorite targets at wide receiver.
Freeman appeared at second annual Black and Diverse Business Showcase at the Baird Center downtown. The showcase celebrates achievements and promotes and nurtures new businesses.
Freeman says he learned a few things while he was there. He also says it took him a while after he retired from the NFL to figure out what he wanted to do with his life.
"'Y'know, when you play football, you're all the way in. And you love football. And when it was over, I just had to find my love again and that's been my journey after football," said Freeman.
The event was sponsored by the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce.
Antonio Freeman is a nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with three other former Packer pass catchers, Andre Rison, Donald Driver, and Jordy Nelson.