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Packers hire ex-back Tony Fisher for community relations post

Jul 11, 2013 -- 4:20pm
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Tony Fisher played 60 career games for the Packers from 2002 through 2005.

GREEN BAY – Tony Fisher was always active in the community during his four seasons as a player, and now the ex-running back is back to help organize community efforts with current and former Green Bay Packers players.

The Packers announced Thursday afternoon that they’d hired Fisher, who played for the team from 2002 through 2005, as the community outreach department’s player/alumni senior coordinator. Fisher, who did more than 60 appearances for the Packers’ community outreach department as a player, will report to Cathy Dworak, the Packers’ community outreach and player/alumni relations manager.

According to the team, Fisher’s role will be to “work to build relationships with and educate current players and alumni on the importance of community appearances.” Fisher will also assist with alumni on gameday, and will help coordinate various projects, including the NFL’s Hometown Huddle, Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-a-thon, Packers Tailgate Tour, Alumni Weekend and the Packers alumni news publication.

Signed as an undrafted free agent running back from Notre Dame in 2002, Fisher appeared in 60 career games with the Packers, rushing for 880 yards and four touchdowns on 235 carries. He also caught 125 passes for 1,059 yards and five TDs.

Fisher signed with the St. Louis Rams in 2006, playing in eight games. He spent the 2007 offseason with the New York Jets but did not make the roster and has been out of football since.

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