With 94 days left until the start of the NFL season, our countdown to the big day, Thursday, Sept. 11, when the Green Bay Packers travel to Jacksonville to take on the upstart Jaguars, we will focus today on numbers 95 and 94.
Currently, #95 is worn by Datone Jones, but in the past has been worn by others … some of whom were forgettable and some memorable
In our continuing series that will take us down to the start of the 2016 season, we have leaned heavily on John Maxymuk, the author of “Packers by the Numbers: Jersey Numbers and the Players Who Wore Them.”
The book, which chronicles every Packers jersey number was published in 2003, provides a strong background of information about Packers players and their jersey numbers up to that point in time.
And if you want to take a look at Maxymuk’s excellent blog about various topics, coaches and players in team history, check it out here.
The first to wear number 95, according to Maxymuk, was nose tackle Tony Degrate, the 1984 Lombardi Award winner who was drafted by the Bengals in the fifth round and then cut in training camp. Green Bay picked him up for one week. He also spent time in Tampa Bay’s training camp before leaving the NFL. He played in one NFL game.
Probably one of the best known #95s with Green Bay was Bryce Paup.
In addition, today we take a look at #94.
But first, let’s take a look at Bryce Paup …
Next: Bryce Paup and his time in Green Bay