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9. Billy Howton (1952-58)
Howton was drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 1952 NFL Draft and earned immediate comparisons to former Packers All-Pro Don Hutson because of his speed and hands. In his rookie season he finished with a league-leading 1,231 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. (a rookie record that wouldn’t be broken until Randy Moss in 1998)
During his seven seasons with Green Bay, he led his team in receiving yards for six straight seasons (’52-57), led the league in receiving yards twice (’52 and ’56) and touchdown receptions once (’56). Howton was also named to the Pro Bowl four times and an All-Pro twice.
He finished his Packers career with 5,581 receiving yards and 43 touchdowns while teams records such as 257 yards in a game in 1956 and two 200-plus receiving games.