Green Bay Packers: Who wore #77 best?

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With 77 days left until the start of the Green Bay Packers NFL season, our countdown to the big day continues. Sunday, Sept. 11, is the day when the Packers travel to Jacksonville to take on the upstart Jaguars..

For an in-depth look at every number and the players who wore them, we highly recommend “Packers by the Numbers: Jersey Numbers and the Players Who Wore Them,” by John Maxymuk.

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a mountain of a man who helped the Packers win a championship in 1966.

Today we focus in on 77.

I could go the route of talking about Tony Mandarich and how he’s one of the biggest busts in Packers franchise history, as well as one of the biggest disappointments across the NFL.

I can’t go there.

I could talk about Cullen Jenkins and how he helped lead the Packers to a championship in 2010.

His story has been told, too.

Heck, there’s even players like Mike Butler and Keith Millard who had decent careers – Millard’s best days were with the Vikings.

We can’t do that. We instead go back a few decades to remember Kostelnik, an anchor to a defensive line that helped the Packers to one of their 1960s championships.

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