Green Bay Packers

My All Time Favorite Green Bay Packers Players

The Green Bay Packers are one of the greatest franchises in the history of the NFL. As the only team that is community owned, the Packers are one of the few small town teams in professional sports. Yet the Packers have been able to attract some of the best players in football history to Green Bay. The Packers have won an NFL best 13 championships in its history, including four Super Bowl titles. Due to it’s success as a franchise, Green Bay has the nickname of “Title Town USA”

Some of the best quarterbacks in football history have worn green and gold. Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers have all won Super Bowl MVPs and have helped uphold Green Bay’s longstanding tradition of winning. High-powered offenses have been the trademark of the best Packers teams. Don Hutson is a wide receiver who is considered one of the best Packers ever, along with offensive lineman Forrest Gregg. Sterling Sharpe seemed destined to join the pantheon of Packers greats, but the star receiver suffered a neck injury that pre-emptively ended his career. But recently retired Donald Driver, a former 7th round pick, is one of the best, most revered Packers ever. Driver is one of the best players in Packers history and has the numbers to back it up.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

Brett Favre

1991 Topps Stadium Club #94 Rookie Card

 

Aaron Rodgers

2005 Topps #431 Rookie Card

 

RUNNING BACKS

Ahman Green

1998 Leaf #220 Rookie Card

 

Paul Hornung

Paul Hornung 1957 Topps #151 Rookie Card - Green Bay Packers

1957 Topps #151 Rookie Card

 

Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor 1959 Topps #155 Rookie Card - Green Bay Packers

1959 Topps #155 Rookie Card

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Don Hutson

Don Hutson - Green Bay Packers

1955 Topps #97 Rookie Card

 

Sterling Sharpe

Sterling Sharpe - Green Bay Packers

1989 Topps #379 Rookie Card

 

James Lofton

James Lofton - Green Bay Packers

1979 Topps #310 Rookie Card

 

TIGHT ENDS

Paul Coffman

Paul Coffman - Green Bay Packers

1980 Topps #513 Rookie Card

 

Ron Kramer

Ron Kramer - Green Bay Packers

1958 Topps #58 Rookie Card

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Forrest Gregg

Forrest Gregg - Green Bay Packers

1960 Topps #56 Rookie Card

 

Gale Gillingham

Gale Gillingham - Green Bay Packers

1970 Topps #131 Rookie Card

 

Jim Ringo

Jim Ringo - Green Bay Packers

1955 Bowman #70 Rookie Card

OG – Marco Rivera (1997-2004)

OT – Bob Skoronski (1956,1959-68)

 

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Reggie White

Reggie White - USFL Showboats

1985 Topps USFL #75 Rookie Card

Reggie White - Philadelphia Eagles - Green Bay Packers

1986 Topps #275 Rookie Card

 

Henry Jordan

Henry Jordan - Green Bay Packers

1961 Topps #45 Rookie Card

 

Dave Hanner

Dave Hanner - Green Bay Packers

1954 Bowman SP #88 Rookie Card

 

Willie Davis

Willie Davis - Green Bay Packers

1964 Philadelphia #72 Rookie Card

 

LINEBACKERS

Ray Nitschke

Ray Nitschke - Green Bay Packers

1963 Ropps #96 Rookie Card

 

Bill Forester

Bill Forester - Green Bay Packers

1956 Topps #79 Rookie Card

 

Tim Harris

Tim Harris - Green Bay Packers

1989 Pro Set #131 Rookie Card

 

Fred Carr

Fred Carr - Green Bay Packers

1973 #521 Rookie Card

 

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Herb Adderley

Herb Adderley - Green Bay Packers

1964 Philadelphia #71 Rookie Card

 

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson - Oakland Raiders - Green Bay Packers

1998 Bowman #181 Rookie Card

 

Bobby Dillon

Bobby Dillon - Green Bay Packers

1952 Bowman #98 Rookie Card

 

Darren Sharper

Darren Sharper - Green Bay Packers

1997 Collectors Choice #343 Rookie Card

 

LeRoy Butler

LeRoy Butler - Green Bay Packers

1991 Pacific #151 Rookie Card

 

Willie Wood

Willie Wood - Green Bay Packers

1963 Topps #95 Rookie Card

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

K – Ryan Longwell

Ryan Longwell - Green Bay Packers

1998 Upper Deck #83 Rookie Card

 

P – Max McGee

Max McGee - Green Bay Packers

1959 Topps #4 Rookie Card

 

PR – Desmond Howard

Desmond Howard - Washington Redsins

1992 All World #15 Rookie Card

 

KR – Travis Williams

Travis Williams - Green Bay Packers

1970 Kellogs 3D #5 Rookie Card

 

HEAD COACHES

Vince Lombardi (1959-1967)

Vince Lombardi - Green Bay Packers

1990 Score #603 Tribute Card

The Green Bay Packers were founded in 1921 and are the only NFL franchise located in a town and owned by the fans. From Lambeau to Lombardi to Holmgren to McCarthy, the Packers have been a prominent team in the National Football League. Bart Starr led them to five Championships, including the first two Super Bowls and now Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers have picked up where he left off.

With both high- and low points, the Packers are a national treasure and probably the greatest team in NFL history. Lambeau, Hutson, Lombardi, Starr, Nitschke, the Ice Bowl, Favre, White, the nine NFL championships, the three Super Bowls they won (I, II, and XXXI), and the one they lost (XXXII). The best fans in the league, the smallest venue, the most legendary stadium, and the team’s miraculous survival over 80+ years, in no small part because they are the only pro team in any sport that is entirely owned by their fans. The highpoint, “Lombardi” which encapsulates the Green Bay career of the NFL’s greatest coach–but you realize that as great as Lombardi was, the team is greater still.

NICKNAME

  • The name was a natural since the team was sponsored first by the Indian Packing Company and later the Acme Packing Company. Although both companies went out of business, the team prospered under the name Packers.

HEAD COACHES

  • Curly Lambeau (1921-1949)
  • Gene Ronzani (1950-1953)
  • Hugh Devore/Scooter McLean (1953)
  • Lisle Blackbourn (1954-1957)
  • Scooter McLean (1958)
  • Vince Lombardi (1959-1967)
  • Phil Bengston (1968-1970)
  • Dan Devine (1971-1974)
  • Bart Starr (1975-1983)
  • Forrest Gregg (1984-1987)
  • Lindy Infante (1988-1991)
  • Mike Holmgren (1992-1998)
  • Ray Rhodes (1999)
  • Mike Sherman (2000-2005)
  • Mike McCarthy (2006-Present)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

  • Super Bowl I (1966) – Green Bay Packers defeat Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
  • Super Bowl II (1967) – Green Bay Packers defeat Oakland Raiders 33-14
  • Super Bowl XXXI (1996) – Green Bay Packers defeat New England Patriots 32-21
  • Super Bowl XLV (2010) – Green Bay Packers defeat Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25

NFL CHAMPIONS (PRE-1966)

  • 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965

SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES

  • Super Bowl I (1966) – Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
  • Super Bowl II (1967) – Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders
  • Super Bowl XXXI (1996) – Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots
  • Super Bowl XXXII (1997) – Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos
  • Super Bowl XLV (2010) – Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES (PRE-1966)

  • 1936, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965

NFL/NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

  • 1966, 1967, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2010

DIVISION CHAMPIONS

  • 1936, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

  • 1936, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1982, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

PLAYOFF RECORD

  • 32-21 .604

HALL OF FAME PLAYERS

  • Herb Adderly DB (1961-1969)
  • Tony Canadeo RB (1941-1944, 1946-1952)
  • Willie Davis DE (1960-1969)
  • Len Ford DE (1958)
  • Forrest Gregg OT (1956, 1958-1970)
  • Ted Hendricks LB (1974)
  • Arnie Herber QB (1930-1940)
  • Clarke Hinkle FB (1932-1941)
  • Paul Hourning RB (1957-1962, 1964-1966)
  • Cal Hubbard OT (1929-1933, 1935)
  • Don Hutson WR (1935-1945)
  • Henry Jordan DT (1959-1969)
  • Walt Kiesling G (1935-1936)
  • James Lofton WR (1978-1986)
  • John McNally RB (1929-1933, 1935-1936)
  • Mike Michalske G (1929-1935, 1937)
  • Ray Nitschke LB (1958-1972)
  • Jim Ringo C (1953-1963)
  • Bart Starr QB (1956-1971)
  • Jan Stenerud PK (1980-1983)
  • Jim Taylor FR (1958-1966)
  • Emlen Tunnell S (1959-1961)
  • Reggie White DE (1993-1998)
  • Willie Wood S (1960-1971)
  • Brett Favre (1991-2008, 2009-2010)

HALL OF FAME COACHES

  • Curly Lambeau (1919-1949)
  • Vince Lombardi (1959-1968)

RETIRED NUMBERS

  • 3 Tony Canadeo RB (1941-1944, 1946-1952)
  • 4 Brett Favre QB (1990-2008, 2009-2010)
  • 14 Don Hutson WR (1935-1945)
  • 15 Bart Starr QB (1956-1971)
  • 66 Ray Nitschke LB (1958-1972)
  • 92 Reggie White DE (1993-1998)

PRO BOWL MVP

  • 1962 Henry Jordan DT
  • 1968 Dave Robinson LB
  • 1983 John Jefferson WR

SUPER BOWL MVP

  • Super Bowl I – Bart Starr QB (1966)
  • Super Bowl II – Bart Starr QB (1967)
  • Super Bowl XXXI – Desmond Howard KR (1996)
  • Super Bowl XLV – Aaron Rodgers QB (2010)

 

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