With 23 days left until the start of the NFL season, our countdown to the big day continues.
Over the course of the next 23 days we focus on the number that represents the days remaining … and for today we take a look numbers 24 and 23.
Let’s take a look at number 24 and consider the likes of Tim Hauck and Johnnie Gray. Many of you may still remember Mossy Cade – and not in a good light. And considering the way that Jarrett Bush played in Tennessee this past weekend, he is one player who seems to be aging like a fine wine.
But there was one player who wore the number for those Vince Lombardi-coached teams – Willie Wood the model for all undrafted players.
Today we also consider #23. In all, there have been 26 Packers players to have worn the number.
But there was one #23 who was something different for the Packers: Travis Williams.
Once again we turn to John Maxymuk, the author of “Packers by the Numbers: Jersey Numbers and the Players Who Wore them,” to provide insight and background and take us back to the years when Wood and Williams played …