Green Bay Packers: Top 10 defensive players of all-time

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2. Reggie White

Finally moving away from the Lombardi era with our number two selection, defensive end, Reggie White created a championship pedigree of his own as a member of the Green Bay Packers.

Joining the Packers in 1993 in one of the biggest free agent signings of all-time, White was a huge piece in re-building the Packers legacy in the 1990s.

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“The Minister of Defense” was a personality loved and respected by everyone around the league, which made for a perfect fit in Green Bay. He made such an impression on the Packers’ organization, that he is one of only six players in Packers’ history to have his jersey number retired, after only playing with the team for six seasons.

White’s career accolades are endless, but being apart of the 1997 Super Bowl Championship is what will be etched in the memories of Packers’ fans forever.

He was also elected to the Pro Bowl in every season he played with the Packers from 1993-98, and accumulated 68 sacks, 239 solo tackles, and 62 assists. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame in 2006.

Former teammate Brett Favre on White: “People ask me all the time about the best player I ever played with, and you think skill guy – a guy who catches touchdowns, runs, picks off passes, whatever – but not a defensive end. By far the best player I ever played with was Reggie White. Defensive line, offensive line, those positions are probably thought of the least, but he had a way of changing the game at any point. No matter how many guys blocked him, he always found a way to make an impact play.”

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