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Encyclopedia > Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame was the first hall of fame built to honor a single professional football team. It was founded by William L. Brault, a Green Bay restauranteur and Packer fan, in 1966 as a series of exhibits displayed in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena. The exhibits had to be removed each autumn to make room for the Green Bay Bobcats hockey team, which played its home games at the Arena. Annual induction banquets were subsequently launched in 1970 but the "Hall" did not become a permanent, year-round entity until 1976. That permanent home was formally dedicated on April 3, 1976, by then President Gerald R. Ford. College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. ... The Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena was a 5,248-seat multi-purpose arena in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. It hosted local sporting events and concerts until the Resch Center opened in 2002. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ...


For years, a fiberglass statue of a nameless Packer receiver atop a massive football stood out in front of the Arena.


The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame resided in the Arena until 2003, until renovations to Lambeau Field provided a new home within the new Lambeau Field Atrium. Packer legends Bart Starr and Ron Wolf rededicated the Hall of Fame on September 4, 2003. Lambeau Field is the home stadium of the Green Bay Packers professional football team of the NFL. Originally opened in 1957 as City Stadium, it replaced Green Bays original City Stadium as the Packers home field. ... Bryan Bartlett Starr (born January 9, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a former professional football player and coach. ... Ron Wolf is the former American football general manager (GM) of the NFLs Green Bay Packers. ...


The Hall of Fame contains a vast array of Packers memorabilia, a re-creation of Vince Lombardi's office, plaques representing each of the 134 inductees and replicas of the Lombardi trophies from Green Bay's three Super Bowl wins (the originals are in the team's offices). Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of football. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


In 1998, the Packers founded the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame, to honor their fans. It currently has eight inductees, recognized on a plaque in the Hall. The Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame (note the unique capitalization) was the first hall of fame built to honor fans of a professional football team. ...


Inductees

Inducted Fall, 1970

  • Bernard "Boob" Darling, C, 1927-31
  • Curly Lambeau, B-Coach, 1919-49
  • Lavvie Dilweg, E, 1927-34
  • Verne Lewellen, B, 1924-32
  • Jug Earp, C, 1922-32
  • Johnny "Blood" McNally, B, 1929-33, 1935-36
  • Cal Hubbard, T, 1929-33, 1935
  • Mike Michalske, G, 1929-35, 1937

Inducted January, 1972 Earl Louis Curly Lambeau (April 9, 1898 - June 1, 1965) was the founder, a player and the first coach of the Green Bay Packers professional football team. ... Robert Calvin Hubbard (October 31, 1900 _ October 17, 1977) was an American professional football player and later an umpire in Major League Baseball, and is a member of three major sports halls of fame. ...

  • Hank Bruder, G, 1931-39
  • Don Hutson, E-DB, 1935-45
  • Milt Gantenbein, E, 1931-40
  • Cecil Isbell, B, 1938-42
  • Chas. "Buckets" Goldenberg, G-B, 1933-45
  • Joe Laws, B, 1934-45
  • Arnie Herber, B, 1930-40
  • Russ Letlow, G, 1936-42, 1946
  • Clarke Hinkle, B, 1932-41
  • George Svendsen, C-LB, 1935-37, 1940-41

Inducted January, 1973 Donald Montgomery Hutson (b. ... Arnold Charles Herber (April 2, 1910, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA-October 14, 1969) was a professional football player for the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. ... William Clarke Hinkle (born April 10, 1909, in Toronto, Ohio, USA; died November 9, 1988) was a professional football player for the Green Bay Packers. ...

  • Charley Brock, C-LB, 1939-47
  • Bob Monnett, B, 1933-38
  • Tony Canadeo, B, 1941-44, 1946-52
  • Buford "Baby" Ray, T, 1938-48
  • Larry Craig, B-E, 1939-49
  • Andy Uram, HB, 1938-43
  • Bob Forte, B, 1946-53
  • Dick Wildung, T, 1946-51, 1953
  • Ted Fritsch, B, 1942-50
  • HL "Whitey" Woodin, G, 1922-31

Inducted January, 1974 Anthony Robert Canadeo (born May 5, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois, USA; died November 29, 2003 at age of 84) was a professional football player for the Green Bay Packers. ...

  • Al Carmichael, RB, 1953-58
  • Dave Hanner, DT, 1952-64
  • Fred Cone, FB-K, 1951-57
  • Billy Howton, E, 1952-58
  • Bobby Dillon, DB, 1952-59
  • John Martinkovic, E, 1951-56
  • Howie Ferguson, FB, 1953-58
  • Jim Ringo, C, 1953-63
  • Bill Forester, LB, 1953-63
  • Tobin Rote, QB, 1950-56

[b]Inducted January, 1975[/b] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tobin Rote (1928 - 2000) was an American college and professional football player who played quarterback for the NFLs Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, the Canadian Football Leagues Toronto Argonauts, and the American Football Leagues San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. ...

[b]Inducted January, 1976[/b] Willie Davis can refer to different people: Willie Davis, an American football player Willie Davis, a baseball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of football. ... Paul Vernon Hornung (born December 23, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky) was an outstanding all-around athlete who played college basketball but is best known as an American football player. ... Henry Jordan (born January 26, 1935 in Emporia, Virginia) was a former American football defensive tackle who played for two teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns during his thirteen year National Football League career from 1957 to 1969. ... This article is about the American football player; Jim Taylor is also the name of a writer and the name of a film maker. ... Gerald Louis Kramer (b. ...

  • Joseph "Red" Dunn, B, 1927-31
  • Bob Skoronski, T, 1956, 1959-68
  • Hank Gremminger, DB, 1956-65
  • Jesse Whittenton, DB, 1958-64
  • Gary Knafelc, E, 1954-62
  • Carl "Bud" Jorgensen, Trainer, 1924-70

Inducted January, 1977

Inducted February, 1978 Bryan Bartlett Starr (born January 9, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a former professional football player and coach. ... Alvis Forrest Gregg (born October 18, 1933, in Birthright, Texas) is a former American Football Offensive Tackle and coach who played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. ... William Vernell Wood(born December 23, 1936, in Washington, D.C.)was safety for the Green Bay Packers. ...

Inducted February, 1979 Raymond Ernest Nitschke (December 29, 1936 - March 8, 1998) was a professional football player who played middle linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He played fifteen seasons, from 1958 to 1972 and was named the greatest linebacker in NFL history in 1969, over such others as Dick... George Whitney Calhoun (1890-1963) was a gruff, profane sports and telegraph editor for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. ...

  • Nate Barragar, C, 1931-32, 1934-35
  • Carroll Dale, E, 1965-72
  • Elijah Pitts, RB, 1961-69, 1971
  • Pete Tinsley, G-LB, 1938-39, 1941-45-45
  • Dominic Olejniczak, Pres., 1958-82

Inducted February, 1981

  • Herb Adderley, DB, 1961-69
  • Ken Bowman, C, 1964-73
  • Chester "Swede" Johnston, 1931, 1934-38
  • Lee H. Joannes, Pres., 1930-47

Inducted February, 1982 Herbert A. Adderley (born June 8, 1939, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American football cornerback who played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. ...

  • Lou Brock, 1940-45
  • Gale Gillingham, G, 1966-74, 1976
  • Dave Robinson, LB, 1963-72
  • Jack Vainisi, Scout, 1950-60

Inducted February, 1983

  • Donny Anderson, RB, 1966-71
  • Fred Carr, LB, 1968-77
  • Contributor, Fred Leicht

Inducted February, 1984 Donny Anderson played professional football for nine years in the NFL. A halfback and punter from Texas Tech, Anderson was the first round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 1965, the seventh overall selection in the draft that included future hall-of-famers Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. ...

  • John Brockington, RB, 1971-77
  • Dan Currie, LB, 1958-64
  • Ed Jankowski, B, 1937-41
  • Carl Mulleneaux, E, 1938-41, 1945-46
  • Contributor, F.N. Trowbridge, Sr.

Inducted February, 1985 Dan Currie (born June 27, 1935) is a former NFL linebacker. ...

  • Phil Bengtson, Coach-G.M., 1959-70
  • Bob Jeter, DB, 1963-70
  • Earl "Bud" Svendsen, C-LB, 1937, 1939

Inducted February, 1986 John Phillip Bengtson (b. ...

  • Lee Roy Caffey, LB, 1964-69
  • Irv Comp, B, 1943-49
  • Contributor, Wilner Burke, 1938-81

Inducted March, 1987

  • Chester Marcol, K, 1972-80
  • Deral Teteak, LB-G, 1952-56
  • Contributor, Dr. E.S. Brusky, 1962-90

Inducted February, 1988

  • Lionel Aldridge, DE, 1963-71
  • Bob Mann, E, 1950-54
  • Contributor, Jerry Atkinson

Inducted February, 1989

Inducted February, 1991 Zeke Bratkowski was a quarterback in the NFL. Category: ...

  • Harry Jacunski, E, 1939-44
  • Jan Stenerud, K, 1980-83
  • Contributor, Gerald L. Clifford

Inducted February, 1992 Jan Stenerud (born November 26, 1942, in Fetsund, Norway) is a former football player for the Kansas City Chiefs (1967-1979), Green Bay Packers (1980-1983), and Minnesota Vikings (1984-1985) of the National Football League. ...

  • Lynn Dickey, QB, 1977, 1979-85
  • Larry McCarren, C, 1973-84
  • Contributor, Al Schneider

Inducted March, 1993 Lynn Dickey was an American football quarterback for the Houston Oilers and Green Bay Packers in the 1970s and 1980s. ...

  • Willie Buchanon, CB, 1972-78
  • Johnnie Gray, S, 1975-83
  • Contributor, Art Daley

Inducted March, 1994

  • Paul Coffman, TE, 1978-85
  • Gerry Ellis, FB, 1980-86
  • Contributor, Dr. W. Webber Kelly

Inducted March, 1995

  • HOF Founder, William Brault

Inducted March, 1996

  • John Anderson, LB, 1978-89
  • Contributor, Lee Remmel

Inducted March, 1997

  • John "Red" Cochran, Coach-Scout, 1959-66, 1971-2004
  • Ezra Johnson, DE, 1977-87
  • Travis Williams, RB-KR, 1967-70

Inducted March, 1998

  • Ken Ellis, CB, 1970-75
  • Mark Murphy, S, 1980-85, 1987-91
  • Hon. Robert J. Parins, Pres., 1982-89

Inducted March, 1999

  • James Lofton, WR, 1978-86
  • Contributor, Tom Miller, 1956-88

Inducted July, 2000 James David Lofton (Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, Monterey, California) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Raiders, the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles. ...

Inducted July, 2001 Ron Wolf is the former American football general manager (GM) of the NFLs Green Bay Packers. ...

  • Johnny Holland, LB, 1987-1993
  • Contributor, Ray Scott

Inducted July, 2002

Inducted July, 2003 Sterling Sharpe is a former American football wide receiver who played from the 1988 to the 1994 season with the Green Bay Packers before a neck injury cut his career short. ...

  • Mike Douglass, LB, 1978-85
  • Contributor, Jim Irwin

Inducted July, 2004

  • Bob Harlan, President & CEO, 1989-present

Inducted July, 2005

To Be Inducted July, 2006 Edgar Bennett (born February 15, 1969) is a former American Football running back who played for the Green Bay Packers (1992-1996) and the Chicago Bears (1998-1999). ... Don Majik Majkowski (born February 25, 1964 in Buffalo, New York) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions. ...

Note: There were no inductions in 1980 or in 1990. Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004), nicknamed the Minister of Defense — a dual reference to his football prowess and to his Evangelical Christian ordination — was one of footballs most prolific sackers in college, the USFL and the NFL. // Career Reggie White was born in Chattanooga...


 
 

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