GREEN BAY - The 2010 Packers team held the spotlight during Super Bowl week in North Texas.
But sharing in it were Packers legends born from past Super Bowl victories.
As Super Bowl week kicked off, the Packers arrived in Texas on a chartered flight. The players then boarded buses bound for their hotel.
Hundreds of fans eagerly awaited the players, and the excitement exploded when they finally showed up.
“I just saw the greatest football team in the nation walk into their hotel to get ready for the most awesome game ever showdown on Sunday. I'm so excited for it,” said Julia Spoon of Arlington, Texas.
Also sharing in the excitement of Super Bowl XLV - Packers players of yesteryear.
Super Bowl I and II champions Bart Starr and Jerry Kramer took part in the annual Super Bowl Breakfast.
“This is fun, you know, the Pack back in the Super Bowl. It's a continuation of what's been going on the past three or four months. And it has to be that coach Lombardi finally got the heads up! Up there!” exclaimed Kramer.
When Starr was asked if the team inquired about addressing the players ahead of Sunday's game he replied:
“No I haven't. There's no need to. I'm a dinosaur!” laughed Starr.
But the former Packers quarterback did take a moment to express his confidence in Aaron Rodgers.
“The guy, I think, is just superb with how he handles the game out on the field. You can just see he's in control. He's very confident. And it shows. I mean the guy goes down the field chewing people up over here and behind and it's just incredible what he does,” Starr said.
Kramer predicted a win for the team so long as the players focused on the game.
“I think we'll be fine. I think I'll be setting there for a while after the game enjoying Aaron running around with the Super Bowl trophy, or Clay Matthews,” Kramer chuckled.
Other Super Bowl heroes on hand in Dallas included Santana Dotson.
He stopped by a special edition of FOX 11's "Inside the Huddle" at The House of Blues in Dallas.
Dotson talked about the bond he still has with the Packers organization, and his Super Bowl XXXI memories.
”It's a fraternity, it's a brotherhood. A lot of the guys are still close to this day. You just remember those of the fondest memories. The game itself - it's all flashes and glitter. I remember a sack here or a touchdown there,” said Dotson.
Former Packers player Brian Williams, now a fixture in north Texas, agreed.
“The main thing is just the camaraderie we had as a team,” said Williams.
Williams now serves up customers at his new cocktail lounge.
But he was once a Packers linebacker - and also helped lead the team to its 1997 Super Bowl victory.
“I think that's really the best thing about those teams was just the friendships that we were able to develop during that time,” Williams said.
Super Bowl XXXI's MVP, Desmond Howard, was also in the big "D" supporting the Pack.
“I think the Packers stand a good chance of winning this game if they don't turn the ball over late in the game. I think Aaron Rodgers poses a problem to the Steeler's defense because he possesses a combination of mobility and accuracy,” said Howard.
These men will never forget the moments that made them Packers legends, and being in Dallas gave them the opportunity to see the new Super Bowl greats continue the team's winning legacy.