With 95 days left until the start of the NFL season, our countdown to the big day, Thursday, Sept. 4, when the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to take on the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks will focus on the the number that represents the number of days remaining … today it’s #95.
Currently, #95 is worn by Datone Jones, but in the past has been worn by others …
See the list below, but if you know of any others, let us know by leaving a comment below.
In addition, we highly recommend “Packers by the Numbers: Jersey Numbers and the Players Who Wore Them,” by John Maxymuk. The book, which chronicles every Packers jersey number was published in 2003, so it may be a bit incomplete, but it provides a strong background of information about Packers players and their jersey numbers up to that point in time.
The first to wear the number, according to Maxymuk, was nose tackle Tony Degrate, the 1984 Lombardi Award winner who was drafted by the Bengals in the fifth round and then cut in training camp. Green Bay picked him up for one week. He also spent time in Tampa Bay’s training camp before leaving the NFL. He played in one NFL game
Probably one of the best known #95s with Green Bay was Bryce Paup.
Here’s how Maxymuk describes him:
“Bryce Paup played for teams that went to six Super Bowls during his 11 years in the NFL, but he never went to one. He left Green Bay in 1995 and just missed three straight division titils, three straight conference championship games, and two straight Super Bowl appearances. He signed that year with Buffalo, which was just coming off four straight Super Bowl appearances but would not be returning to the big game for the rest of that decade. By contrast, Don Beebe came into the league the year before Paup, lansted ning years and played on all six of those Super Bowl teams in that time.”
Here is a list of all the players who have worn #99 for the Packers – it’s provided courtesy of Pro Football Reference - remember these guys?