Green Bay Packers: Who wore #90 the best?

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With 90 days left until the start of the Green Bay Packers NFL season, our countdown to the big day, Sunday, Sept. 11, when the Green Bay Packers travel to Jacksonville to take on the upstart Jaguars will focus on the the number that represents the days remaining … today it’s #90.

We highly recommend “Packers by the Numbers: Jersey Numbers and the Players Who Wore Them,” by John Maxymuk. The book, which chronicles every Packers jersey number was published in 2003, so it may be a bit incomplete, but it provides a strong background of information about Packers players and their jersey numbers up to that point in time.

Previously, we focused on Brian Noble, who was probably the most popular and productive player to wear #91.

Ezra Johnson was introduced with the 1982 Packers team that was honored at the 2012 season opener. He made light of the “hot dog incident,” something fans loved.Raymond T. Rivard photograph /

But like that number, which included failures such as Justin Harrell and Joe Johnson, there have some players who have worn #90 who had limited careers with the Packers.

B.J. Raji was the most recent to wear #90 for the Packers and had Julius Peppers not agreed to take #56 when he came to the Packers in 2014, he might have been the newest #90.

Refer to the list below to see some of the players who have worn #90 … some of the names you may remember are Colin ColeVonnie Holliday and Tony Bennett. Heck, even Steve McMichael (the former Chicago Bear) stopped by for a cup of coffee in 1994 and wore #90.

But there have been some not-so-successful players as well … do you remember Nate HillDarius Holland, and Chukie Nwokorie?

Maybe you do, maybe you don’t.

But for us longtime Packers fans, we love to remember defensive end Ezra Johnson.

We can forget about the “hot dog incident” that got him into trouble with then-head coach Bart Starr, but it was his play on the field that really stood out for the organization and its fans.

Come along with us as we take a look more closely at what Ezra Johnson meant to the Green Bay Packers … even when the team wasn’t the greatest.

He brought a lot to the team, for which we are grateful.

Next: Read more about Ezra Johnson