Green Bay Packers: Johnny Blood was one of the best

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With 55 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 in the season opener.  

Yesterday, we took a look at  Ted Hendricksthe Pro Football Hall of Famer who is better known for his days with the Oakland Raiders – a player who spent just a single year in Packers News.

Today we take a look at #55, a number that’s been worn by a total of 20 different players since 1950, most recently by Andy Mulumba.

Consider that the number has been worn by Desmond BishopJim FlaniganBernardo HarrisAbdul HodgeRandy Scott and Fred Strickland.

But with today’s number we take a big step back in time to look at a player who wore the number just one season, 1936, but was a Hall of Famer who played a total of 14 years in the league, seven of which were in Green Bay.

John Victor McNally Jr., otherwise known as Johnny Blood,  was raised in New Richmond, Wisconsin, born into wealth and lived a life surrounded by myth and mystery. But there was nothing mysterious about his skills on the football field.

Let’s take a look at this exciting and enigmatic player …

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