Running back Eddie Lacy showed the Green Bay Packers everything they hoped to see and more Saturday night at Lambeau Field.

The muscular big back from Alabama was the standout in the annual intrasquad scrimmage before a record crowd of 63047 at the expanded 80750-seat venue on a perfect night for football.

Lacy a second-round draft choice had been impressive in the first week of training camp but that was in "thud" situations not live tackling.

He's the kind of ball carrier who should look much better with full contact and he certainly didn't disappoint.

"He's going to be a huge weapon for us" quarterback B.J. Coleman said after watching Lacy carry eight times for 65 yards (8.1 average). "First time out. Environment like that. I thought he did a great job.

"It's nice to have him back there with you. He runs the ball hard. He's a very strong man."

After James Starks started and played well Lacy carried once early for 2 yards. A few minutes later he took the field behind the No. 1 offensive line and put on a show.

Lacy carried for 7 then followed fullback Jonathan Amosa for 16 yards off the right side.

On his next attempt Lacy pressed a hole off right tackle and cut back behind a block by Evan Dietrich-Smith for a gain of 19 from a one-back set.

Coach Mike McCarthy gave Lacy the ball on the next play and he picked up 4. From the 27 he charged into a modest hole at left tackle surged ahead and fell forward for 8. Then he picked up the first down with a carry for 4 on the next play.

"He (Lacy) went in there and proved he could run the ball effective" running back Alex Green said. "Even when he was a little bit winded he still ran hard and finished runs. Picked up the blitzes when he had to. I thought he did great."

On Thursday running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said Lacy who weighed 238 in June doesn't really need to be any trimmer.