Woodbury Packers' fan gets game ball from WoodsonArea News
-- Fans of the Green Bay Packers were full of excitement Oct. 23 when the team beat the Minnesota Vikings 33-27. One Packers fan, Valley Crossing second grader Emma Frommelt, was even more excited during the game when cornerback Charles Woodson handed her a game football.
WOODBURY - Fans of the Green Bay Packers were full of excitement Oct. 23 when the team beat the Minnesota Vikings 33-27. One Packers fan, Valley Crossing second grader Emma Frommelt, was even more excited during the game when cornerback Charles Woodson handed her a game football.
Woodson gave the Woodbury resident the ball after his second interception.
“It was really cool,” she said.
Frommelt and her family were able to go to the football game thanks to a neighbor who wasn’t able to use the tickets.
“He knew that we were Packer fans so he asked us if we wanted to go to the game,” Frommelt’s mother Jennifer said. “It was a good opportunity for us to take our kids because they had never really been to a game before.”
Jennifer Frommelt said the entire family has grown up as a Packers fan.
The Frommelts were sitting were in the front row right behind the Packers’ bench.
“We didn’t realize how great the tickets were,” Jennifer Frommelt said.
Even before getting the game ball, Jennifer Frommelt said they were having an amazing time just being at the game.
“We were just enjoying being there and being a part of the atmosphere,” she said. “We were just enjoying being that close to the players.”
Emma Frommelt said she was surprised at how loud it was in the Metrodome, as compared to on television. She said she was also surprised at how big the players were.
Emma Frommelt said her favorite player is Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rogers.
It was right after Woodson’s second interception when he walked over and handed Emma Frommelt the ball.
The Frommelts, who were surrounded by Vikings’ fans, were standing up cheering.
Jennifer Frommelt said she caught Woodson looking at them when he began walking over.
“We thought he was just going to come over and give us a high five or something,” she said. “We were lucky – we were in the right place at the right time.”
Even though getting the ball itself was exciting enough, Jennifer Frommelt said it was just as exciting seeing Emma on television and having lots of other fans come up to her after the game.
“It was like she was a little celebrity at the game afterward,” she said.
Jennifer Frommelt said they are hoping to get the football, and a photograph of Emma getting the ball, autographed and them displayed in a case in their basement.
“It’s something we’re really going to treasure,” she said.