Gbaja-Biamila: 'awesome' to be inducted into Packers Hall of Fame

CREATED Jan 24, 2013

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  • PACKER PLUS FILER NICE LIGHT -- Green Bay Packers Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila rushes Dallas Cowboys quarterback Vinny Testaverde durign the first quarter of their game Sunday, October 24, 2004 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Mark Hoffman) Image by Mark Hoffman

GREEN BAY - Former defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila said it's "humbling" to know he'll be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame this summer.

"It means I'll be around for a very, very, very long time," Gbaja-Biamila joked on WTMJ's Wisconsin's Afternoon News.  "It's an awesome title to have."

The team announced Tuesday that KGB, former kicker Chris Jacke and contributor Emil Fischer would be inducted in July.

"I called Gilbert Brown (a HOF inductee) the other day and told him he has to deal with me for life now," Gbaja-Biamila laughed.  "He can't get away from me!"

KGB, the club's all-time sack leader, played eight years with the Packers (2000-2008) and still lives in Green Bay.

"Sometimes fans stop me and say 'hey we need you back in the game!'" he laughed.  "The Packers are doing pretty good without me.  They'll be alright."

KGB's former teammate, Donald Driver, is reportedly leaning toward retirement after 14 years with the club.  KGB lamented on how difficult retirement can be.

"The first two or three years, it's hard," he admitted.  "It's like a death.  Eventually you get used to it.  It's just like losing a loved one.  You get used to not having that person around."