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 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 …