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.
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.
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 …