Ok, so the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame tells us today about the addition of a defensive end to the team back in 1959, but I couldn’t help but be transfixed by the photograph of Scooter McClean …check out his sweatshirt.
OMG! It’s a wonder he couldn’t win.
Draft Choice Brings Len Ford to Packers
May 19, 1958 - The Packers announce that Len Ford, a defensive end who helped the Cleveland Browns to three NFL championships, has been acquired in a trade. “At 32, Ford has the speed and finesse to put plenty of pressure on the passer,” Packers head coach Scooter McLean says. “He’s one of the toughest in the league to block because of his speed, size and agility.” Ford makes an impression in his first regular-season game with his new team by blocking an extra point attempt and getting the only sack of Bears quarterback Ed Brown. In 1976, Ford is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Photo of Scooter McLean