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Iconic Lambeau Leap football on display at Discovery World

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Posted at 9:32 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 22:32:34-04

It's the ball that started it all. The iconic football the Packers played with the very first time Lambeau saw the Lambeau Leap is on display at Discovery World.

In 1993, All-Pro safety Leroy Butler forced a fumble from Raiders' Randy Jackson. The ball was then scooped up by Hall of Fame player Reggie White before being lateraled back to Butler who scored a defensive touchdown, and that's when everything changed.

Butler then pointed to someone in the crowd, jumped the end zone wall and landed in the arms of fans who helped pull him over. Thus was the birth of the Lambeau Leap.

Discovery World is displaying the ball during the month of April as part of their Get in the Game exhibit.

“Discovery World is thrilled to host such a unique and special artifact that literally changed an aspect of the game unique to us here in Wisconsin,” said John Emmerich, Discovery World Vice President. “Whether you’re an avid fan like me interested in history, or a family looking to have some fun and test out the Ultimate Leap, Get in the Game has something fun for everyone.”

Jason Abraham, managing partner of Hupy and Abraham, is loaning the ball to the museum for the month.