Of all the Packers — Billy Packer, Aaron Rodgers, Trevor Davis — one of our favorites is Damien Packer.
We first met him during unsupervised football workouts several years ago. I think it was Ne’Quan Phillips who said Packer was going to be a special player.
Back then, Packer was a walk-on from the Big Island whose family endured hurricane flybys. He also admittedly lived on tuna.
He worked hard, earned a scholarship and eventually a starting job at safety. He was a good teammate who would easily give the shirt off his back (which is probably why he often was pictured without a shirt).
Packer, who earned a degree, is rejoining the Warriors as a football intern. The DB coaches have now been established as the 3-on-3 basketball favorites.