With 75 days left until the start of the NFL season, our countdown to the big day continues. Thursday, Sept. 4, is the day when the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to take on the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks. Over the course of the next 75 days we focus on the number that represents the days remaining … today its two numbers – 75 and 76.
That’s because we’re doing two for the price of one today – mainly because I missed yesterday’s deadline for my daily post, which would have focused on #76.
For an in-depth look at every number and the players who wore them, we highly recommend “Packers by the Numbers: Jersey Numbers and the Players Who Wore Them,” by John Maxymuk.
Since 1950, here are the players who have worn #76 for the Packers … including Mike Daniels, the most recent player to wear the number:
They were all solid contributors to a lot of Packers teams.
Gregg, we all know, was considered by Lombardi to be the finest player he ever coached. Skoronski quietly helped anchor that same offensive line that dominated defenses for years.
Our last spotlight Thursday focused on #77 – a number that prompted our look at Ron Kostelnik, another of the defensive linemen from the Lombardi years who wasn’t a superstar, but was a huge asset to the Packers teams of the 1960s that won so many championships.
Today we drop to numbers 76 and 75.