GREEN BAY,WI (WWAY) — Green Bay defensive tackle Jay Ross sent us a few photos shortly after Thursday’s ring ceremony at Lambeau Field. This wasn’t just a ring ceremony though. This was a Super Bowl ring ceremony for the world champion Green Bay Packers. In the photo on the right that’s Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers along side Jay Ross.
Jay Ross is a Wilmingon native. He’s a graduate of New Hanover High School. He was a standout athlete for the Wildcats. Jay Ross played college football at ECU. The ECU grad is about to enter his second NFL season ( if the lockout ever ends )….
Below we have more information on the ring ceremony from the Associated Press.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Super Bowl was more than four months
ago, and the joy-sapping nature of the NFL’s unresolved labor
situation makes it seem even farther in the past.
The memories came rushing back and concerns about the lockout
faded away Thursday night when Green Bay Packers players gathered
at Lambeau Field to receive their Super Bowl rings.
The rings feature a Packers “G” logo with 13 diamonds to
symbolize each of the team’s championships. Packers president and
CEO Mark Murphy says players “wanted big and they wanted bling,”
and said the franchise delivered on both counts.
Contact between players and teams generally is prohibited during
the lockout, but the Packers received special permission from the
NFL to hold the ceremony.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)