LeRoy Butler reflects on life, career ahead of Hall of Fame induction
CANTON, Ohio (CBS 58) -- LeRoy Butler is finally getting his day in the spotlight.
After years of waiting and coming up just short of induction, Butler got the good news in January that he'll be joining the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2022.
Butler spoke Thursday with media, and reflected on the moment the Hall of Fame first entered his mind, thans to a conversation with former Packers historian Lee Remmel. "He looked over his glasses at me and said one day you may be in the Hall of Fame," said Butler. "I remember discussing it with my mom, and she said remember when you get close... before you get upset that you didn't make it, remember a lot of guys are not going to be able to make it, so enjoy the process."
Butler's background is fascinating. He was a special needs child with braces on his legs to help him walk. He searched for his purpose as a child, and his grandmother offered this sage advice: "your talent is you have the unique ability to ignore anything that's negative."
Butler used that talent, and his talent on the football field, to help lead the 1990's Packers to two Super Bowls. The inventor of the Lambeau Leap will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame Aug. 6.