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Today in Packers history …


The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame posts a “Today in Packers History” that is always informative and fun.

This day’s post is as intriguing as the player who is featured. My only wish is that Keith Jackson would have played a couple of more years with the Packers. He was one of the main cogs in helping the Packers to its 1996 championship. Great player, great man.

Here’s the post by the Hall of fame:

NFL Great Keith Jackson Retires 
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Keith Jackson

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March 24, 1997 - Keith Jackson announces he is retiring after a 9-year career that elicits comparisons to some of the very best to have played tight end. Jackson’s professional journey took him to the Eagles (1988-91), the Dolphins (1992-94) and finally to the Packers where he played in 25 regular-season games over two seasons (1995-96). “I was a little stubborn and bullheaded at first and didn’t want to come here, but it turned out to be an outstanding time in my life,” Jackson says referring to his initial refusal to report after the trade that sent him to Green Bay. “It was a great two years to not only make friends but see how an organization is supposed to be run.”

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