This Day in Packers History ... Kitrick Taylor

Kitrick Taylor … His name is synonymous with Brett Favre’s breakout game against the Cincinnati Bengals way back in 1992.

Of course, he was the receiver who caught the touchdown bomb from Favre to win that game and kick Favre’s Hall of Fame career in gear.

What’s ironic is that Taylor was in that game because Sterling Sharpe, who caught a huge 40-yard pass to midfield the play prior to the touchdown, was injured on that play. Taylor came in and caught the now famous pass.

But what’s really ironic is that Taylor was cut the very next day to clear room on the roster for another player who was returning from injury.

Well, to get to the point here, the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame’s Today in Packers History is highlighted by a story about Taylor’s signing with the Packers as a special teams player.

Here’s today’s bit of Packers history.


Packers Sign Return Man Kitrick Taylor
Mike HolmgrenMarch 25, 1992 – The Packers sign Kitrick Taylor in Plan B free agency to bolster their return game. The special teamer tied for third in the AFC in punt returns with a 9.6 average in 1991 while with the Chargers. Taylor’s career with the Packers consists of only 10 games, and his greatest claim to fame comes not on special teams, but at wide receiver where his 35-yard TD pass from Brett Favre in the closing seconds beats the Cincinnati Bengals 24-23 in Green Bay’s first win under coach Mike Holmgren. 
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