Butkus started as a football player for the University of Illinois and became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979. He played nine seasons in the NFL for the Chicago Bears and was one of the most feared and intimidating linebackers of all time. He has placed a high priority on giving back as a way to honor those who made his career possible and to protect the game for generations to come. An example of this is establishing IPlayClean.org.
If you were to meet a pro football hall of fame linebacker, an icon known for toughness and determination, who is considered the best linebacker and perhaps the best defender of all time, what question would you want to ask? Here’s your chance! Submissions are being taken here.
Raffle tickets are $2 each, and are available at the MU103 office starting October 21. To purchase raffle tickets now, call 541-737-4717, or visit the University Events office for more details.
A total of three balls will be raffled off. Two will be drawn for at 5 p.m. on November 1, with the winners being invited to get their ball signed prior to kickoff that evening. A third ball will be drawn for at the Dad's Weekend Breakfast on Saturday morning.
View the highight reel from the Hall of Fame induction.
Parking on campus is expected to be congested on November 1 due to the OSU Beavers' football game vs. USC that evening. Attendees coming from off campus for the presentation are encouraged to utilize public transportation. Read the press release regarding parking that day.
NEWS! A FREE shuttle will be available from the Benton County Fairgrounds from noon to 3 p.m., focused primarily on shuttling attendees from parking to LaSells Stewart Center.
View the parking map of campus for November 1.
Dad's Weekend Breakfast! Enjoy steak and eggs with Mr. Butkus, OSU students and their families. Tickets are $18 each and are sale starting October 21. Visit MU103 to purchase tickets. For further questions, please call 541-737-6872. Attendees are invited to get their picture taken with the football great following the breakfast conversation.
These events are brought to you with the combined support of the Memorial Union Program Council's Dad's Weekend Committee, OSU Athletics and University Relations & Marketing.