JOHN JURKOVIC (NOSE TACKLE)
At about roughly 6-2, the Croation sensation was about as wide as he was tall.
That description alone should indicate that there wasn’t anything graceful about John Jurkovic, but he was fiery and ended up starting more games for the Packers than any other lineman from 1992 through 1995.
The run-stuffing space-eater wasn’t a skilled pass rusher, but he was stout and had the strength to get good push up the middle.
But what Cheeseheads remember most about “Jurko” was his tough guy persona exhibited during the 1996 NFC Championship versus Dallas in which Erik Williams sprained the nose tackle’s knee with a dirty chop block.
When the trainers came out to help Jurkovic off the field, he waved them off despite his pronounced limp. He was later seen vigorously cheering on his teammates from the bench.
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