Green Bay Packers: 22 days to football – Lavvie Dilweg

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With 22 days left until the start of the Green Bay Packers NFL season, our countdown to the big day continues.

Sunday, Sept. 13, is the day when the Packers travel to Chicago to take on the Bears in the season opener. 

Over the  course of the next 22 days we focus on the number that represents the days remaining … and for today we take a look number 22.

Most recently, we took a look at numbers 24 and 23 – Willie Wood and Travis Williams – two players with polar opposite endings to their careers. Wood is a Pro Football Hall of Famer, while Williams died penniless and homeless at age 45

Today we move on to #22, worn by one of those players who helped lead the Packers to championships in the late 1920s and early ’30s – Lavvie Dilweg.

But there were others: Jon StaggersDe’Mond ParkerPatrick LeeBucky Brooks, and Lenny McGill.

But how about these guys? Marquand ManuelKahlil Bell, and Jerron McMillian.

But then again there was Elijah Pitts and one of my favorite players of the past 30 years, Mark Lee.

But 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 Dilweg played …

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