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Packers fans drive Davon House from Minneapolis to Green Bay for OTAs

Packers fans drive Davon House from Minneapolis to Green Bay for OTAs

Davon House got some help from Packers fans after he missed his connecting flight to Green Bay. So House went on Twitter while en route from Austin, in hopes of finding a Packers fan willing to drive him from Minneapolis to Green Bay.

House took him up on his offer, and Chad and his brother, Mike, picked House up in Minneapolis and hit the road.

Chad said he also brought a pillow along so House could rest up and be ready to go OTAs Tuesday. My brother lives in Hudson; I'm in Eau Claire.

House tweeted about his rescuers, who promised they'd get him back in time for OTAs.

The brothers drove House to his auto at Green Bay's Austin Straubel International Airport. "He also ran the 40-yard dash in a reported 4.45 seconds, posted a 36.5" vertical jump, and put up a time of 7.09 seconds in the 3-cone drill.

Explained House, who spent the past two seasons in Jacksonville: "Now that I'm here, I'm not taking any days for granted".




"I said to myself, 'I can just pull the (veterans) card (with the team) and say my flight was delayed, '" House said later Tuesday.

"It tells you about his commitment - both from our fans and Davon", McCarthy said before Tuesday's OTA practice. House signed shoes and gloves, and had the brothers take pictures with the team's Super Bowl trophies.

The Johnsons delivered, as they had promised, by getting House back to Green Bay in time. "That's the type of people we are." said Chad Johnson.

"It's important, especially when it's an install day. I think Davon obviously showed the importance of being here". They talked football and family for nearly two hours of the drive, until House dozed off. "You're driving me across the state, '" Chad said.

Remarkably, the brothers hopped back in the auto and headed home in the early morning hours.

"It was a bad night for him, but made memories that will last forever for a couple of lifelong Packer fans", Johnson said.

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