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Packers running back makes visit to RhinelanderSubmitted: 04/21/2014
Story By Joe Dufek


RHINELANDER - Over the weekend, the Packers Tailgate Tour ended with a stop in Merrill on Saturday.

Monday afternoon, the Northwoods featured a visit from another Green Bay Packer.

Running back DuJuan Harris was at Rhinelander G-M. DuJuan had a meet and greet with about 50 people. Folks asked him questions, had their picture taken and of course grabbed an autograph or two.

Harris missed all of last year with a knee injury.


Harris was actually working at a car dealership in Jacksonville when he got the call from the Packers during the 2012 season.

Now life has come full-circle for Harris.

"I don't mind having people get to know me a little bit," Harris explains. "I'm a people-person. I just looking at as hanging out and having a good time."

"This is a great opportunity to bring someone who is not normally out here," Rhinelander GM's digital marketing director Jo Hettwer adds. "To geenerate some excitement about the Packers and the nice weather. Also it's a chance to let everyone who purchases a vehicle we value them as a guest and as a friend in the community."

Harris also signed mini-helmets, footballs, jerseys, and other items which will be donated to area charities. The estimated value of the items is between $6 and $10-thousand dollars.


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