After making headlines and becoming a new fan favorite after hitchhiking his way back to Titletown for minicamp in June, cornerback Davon House turned 28 Monday, his first birthday since rejoining the Packers.
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House spent the last two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Packers. In 2015, he set career highs with 60 tackles, four interceptions and 23 passes defended.
Although camp is weeks away, House impressed his new teammates in the early offseason with his leadership. Making it to minicamp in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" style showed his dedication and the example he wants to set in the Green Bay locker room.
"Sometimes when people say their flight was delayed, you're like, 'Oh right. Your flight was delayed. Right,'" House said after the ordeal. "I don't want to be that guy. I took a chance with coming, and it paid off."
The 6-foot, 195-pound House joins a staff with only one other cornerback who has more than two years in the NFL.
"I think it's easy to be (a leader) because all I've got to do is teach what the vets taught me. I was lucky," he said in June. "I wasn't going to go anywhere else. This is where I wanted to be, this is where I needed to be, for me to show the world what I can do.
"I mean, I feel I can help this team out. I will, and I'm just happy to be back."