The Year the Packers Came Back

Green Bay’s 1972 Resurgence

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About the Book

The 1972 Green Bay Packers were not expected to challenge for a playoff spot, or even to top their four victories from the season before. The team lacked bona fide superstars. But the players were an eclectic group of over-achievers, 20 of whom were brand new to the team. Despite disheartening decisions by a questionable head coach, they gelled almost immediately and by season’s end became the only Packers team throughout the 1970s to earn a division title. How they succeeded beyond all expectations is one of the great stories in pro football history.

About the Author(s)

Former sportswriter Joe Zagorski has been a member of the Pro Football Researchers Association since the mid-1980s, and has written numerous articles for their monthly publication The Coffin Corner. He has also written articles for the internet site Pro Football Journal. He lives in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Joe Zagorski
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 45 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7424-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3785-3
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

• “The 1972 Packers team needs to be remembered. Joe Zagorski’s book represents a good first step forward in making sure that they are remembered.”—former Green Bay head coach Mike Holmgren
• “I’ve told people over the years that the magic of that team—the greatness of that team—was the oneness. It was just a wonderful team from that standpoint of oneness.”—Green Bay’s 1972 starting quarterback, Scott Hunter