Green Bay Packers: Who wore these numbers best? 99, 98 & 97
97 days to Packers football: Who has worn the number
The first to wear the number, according to Maxymuk, was Tim Harris in 1986. Harris was also the longest-tenured player to have worn the number.
The author also considers Keith Traylor as one player to forget “… Traylor started with Denver as a 260-pound linebacker and came to Green Bay as a 290-pound defensive tackle and lasted for five games.” Maxymuk wrote.
It was Harris that we all remember.
Here is how Maxymuk described him:
"“Tim Harris was a flashy motor-mouth. He would spout a non-stop stream of trash-talk throughout a game, trying to distract opponents and gain an advantage. In his prime, though, he didn’t need much of an edge. He was 6-5, 250 pounds with long arms, quick acceleration, speed, and moves. He had all the key attributes to play the elephant position in the modern defense, a pass-rushing defensive end/outside linebacker. He would celebrate a sack whether the Packers were winning or being blown out, and this brought him criticism for being more interested in his own statistics than the success of the team. ‘I never can hold something back on myself. I’m not that type of person. I need to play with emotions. I need to talk loud and have a good time. As long as I do that, I can be out there enjoying myself. If other people see it as hot-doggish, I just think they’re seeing it from a wrong point of view.'”"
Tomorrow we look at #96 …