Green Bay’s Greatest

Profiles of the Packers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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About the Book

Highlighting each of the 27 Green Bay Packers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame—including such luminaries as Earl “Curly” Lambeau, Bart Starr, Vince Lombardi, Brett Favre and Charles Woodson—this book takes a comprehensive look at each player. Biographical information, key facts and figures, anecdotes and little-known facts are provided, along with their own recollections of their biggest games. Appendices cover Packers of honorable mention (who should be or perhaps will be HOF inductees), and player stats.

About the Author(s)

Pro Football Researchers Association member Michael Jacquart edited a magazine for employee assistance professionals. He has been published in Packerland Pride magazine and this is his second Packers book. He lives in Iola, Wisconsin.

Bibliographic Details

Michael Jacquart
Foreword by Jerry Kramer
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 298
Bibliographic Info: 47 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8609-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4509-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Foreword by Jerry Kramer 1
Introduction 3
Packers Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the 1960s
1. Arnie Herber (1966): First of the Great ­Long-Ball Throwers (Packers Years 1930–1940) 7
2. Clarke Hinkle (1964): A “Hunk of Steel” (Packers Years 1932–1941) 14
3. Robert “Cal” Hubbard (1963): A Mountain of a Man (Packers Years 1929–1933, 1935) 21
4. Don Hutson (1963): A Revolutionary Receiver (Packers Years 1935–1945) 28
5. Earl “Curly” Lambeau (1963): A Man of Historic Achievements (Packers Years 1919–1949) 36
6. Johnny “Blood” McNally (1963): Clearly One of a Kind (Packers Years 1929–1933, 1935–1936) 44
7. Mike Michalske (1964): A Quarterback Playing Guard (Packers Years 1929–1935, 1937) 52
Packers Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the 1970s
8. Tony Canadeo (1974): The ­50-Year Packer (Packers Years 1941–1944, 1946–1952) 61
9. Forrest Gregg (1977): Flawless Execution (Packers Years 1956, 1958–1970) 68
10. Vince Lombardi (1971): Much More Than a Stern Taskmaster (Packers Years 1959–1967) 76
11. Ray Nitschke (1978): Meaner Than a Junkyard Dog … but Only on the Gridiron (Packers Years 1958–1972) 85
12. Bart Starr (1977): Role Model for the Ages (Packers Years 1956–1971) 94
13. Jim Taylor (1976): Fierce Fullback Fueled Packers Ground Game (Packers Years 1958–1966) 103
Packers Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the 1980s–1990s
14. Herb Adderley (1980): Shutdown Corner and Kick Returner (Packers Years 1961–1969) 111
15. Willie Davis (1981): Stalwart on Outstanding Defenses (Packers Years 1960–1969) 119
16. Paul Hornung (1986): Mr. Versatility (Packers Years 1957–1962, 1964–1966) 127
17. Henry Jordan (1995): Tenacious … and Quick-Witted (Packers Years 1959–1969) 134
18. Jim Ringo (1981): Undersized, but Perfect for Packers Offense (Packers Years 1953–1963) 141
19. Willie Wood (1989): Overcoming Long Odds (Packers Years 1960–1971) 148
Packers Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the 21st Century
20. Bobby Dillon (2020): ­One-Eyed Ballhawking Safety (Packers Years 1952–1959) 157
21. Brett Favre (2016): Unpredictable, but Always Entertaining (Packers Years 1992–2007) 164
22. Jerry Kramer (2018): Overcoming Adversity; “You Can If You Will” (Packers Years 1958–1968) 172
23. James Lofton (2003): Shining Light in Dim Era (Packers Years 1978–1986) 180
24. Dave Robinson (2013): Trailblazing Linebacker (Packers Years 1963–1972) 188
25. Reggie White (2006): Leaving a Legacy On and Off the Field (Packers Years 1993–1998) 196
26. Ron Wolf (2015): Savior of a Franchise (Packers Years 1991–2001) 204
27. Charles Woodson (2021): Takeaway Machine (Packers Years 2006–2012) 212
Appendix A. Packers Who Should Be (or Will Be) in the
Pro Football Hall of Fame 221
Appendix B. Player Statistics, Biographies and Fast Facts 230
Chapter Notes 257
Bibliography 271
Index 279