Green Bay Packers: Who wore #72 best?
With 72 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.
Yesterday, we took a look at Aaron Taylor, the best Packers player to wear #73.
Number 72 in Green Bay has been worn by the likes of Ben Davidson (yes, that Ben Davidson who went on to star with those Oakland Raiders teams of the 1960s), Tom Neville, and Dick Himes.
Earl Dotson, who was with the Packers for 10 years in the 1990s and was part of the juggernaut that won one Super Bowl and appeared in another in that decade, was steady, strong and consistent on that offensive line.
But today we take a look a a different player … an unusual player that John Maxymuk highlights in his book – Dick Afflis – who was with the Packers in the early 1950s.
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.
Let’s turn the page and find out what Maxymuk has to say about Dick Afflis …
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