Robert Marchant Green Bay Packers
Marchant family patriarch and legendary Green Bay Packers statistician Jack Marchant is shown at Lambeau Field at he 1997 NFC Championship Game. Behind him are his four sons: David, Tom, Brian, and Rob.

Watertown attorney Rob Marchant is living a remarkable double life as he logs American sports history and maintains a family legacy.

On weekdays, Marchant is president of Michael Best Strategies LLC and senior counsel with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Madison, but on Packers home game weekends, he drives the two hours to Green Bay and assumes his role as head statistician for the fabled team, with his duties overseen by the National Football League.

Marchant, 50, grew up in De Pere, just south of Green Bay, and his late father was Packers’ statistics legend Jack Marchant. The elder Marchant was a high school math teacher who moonlighted on weekends for almost 30 years, keeping track of every play the Packers engaged in from the early 1970s into the Brett Favre years. He retired at the end of the millennium.

With his father so entrenched in the Packer organization, Marchant was able to gain insider access, as a boy, to the team. He went on to work in food service at St. Norbert College in De Pere from the age of 16 to his sophomore year in college. Since the 1960s, St. Norbert’s has been where the Packers’ players stay during their summer training camps.

A connection Marchant made with former Packers historian and public relations giant Lee Remmel as a youth lasted until Remmel’s death in 2015. In that time, Remmel noticed that the Marchant apple didn’t fall too far from the tree and Rob had similar skills to his father.

When Jack Marchant retired as Packers statistician around 1999, one of his colleagues did, as well, leaving a significant void for the team to fill. It was then that Remmel asked Rob if he would like to assume his father’s role as statistician for the Packers.

“So my brother, David, who has since passed away, and I, joined the crew,” Marchant said. “The job was part of the Packers’ public relations department under Lee Remmel and that’s when I started.”

And here Marchant is today, leading a team of 6 to 8 statisticians at each game the Green Bay Packers play at Lambeau.

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Michael Best Strategies (Strategies) helps companies accelerate their success through a combination of strategic business consulting, lobbying, government relations, public affairs, and communications. The firm has thrived by providing a diverse team of professionals with the experience, skills, and relationships necessary to help each client achieve their goals more quickly and fully.
Bio Link Rob served as a senior leader within the Wisconsin Senate under five majority leaders, three Republicans and two Democrats. As chief clerk and director of operations of the Wisconsin Senate, Rob was the parliamentarian of the Senate and was responsible for the proper, constitutional functioning of the Senate as a lawmaking and oversight body within state government. Expertise: How Legislatures Do Their Work, Legislative Procedure & Drafting, Executive Branch Operations, Economic Development Policy, Agri-business & Environmental Policy, and Water Policy

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