Green Bay Packers: Mark Murphy wore #37 best

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With 37 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.

Our most recent look was at number 38, Robert Cal Hubbard – an inductee in the Packers Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, among others. Check out his profile.

Today we focus in on numbers 37.

There have been a few very good players who have worn #37 for the Packers. The most notables have been defensive backs. Consider Sam Shields and Tyrone Williams.

But today we go back to the 1980s with a profile on Mark Murphy – and no, we aren’t talking about the Packers president.

We’re talking about the Packers’ Mark Murphy who also played safety. He was a hitter, playmaker and star in the Packers’ defensive backfield for 12 seasons during the gory years of the 1980s.

John Maxymuk, the author of “Packers by the Numbers: Jersey Numbers and the Players Who Wore them,” brings us two entire chapters about these two former safeties in his book …

Here is how Maxymuk describes Mark Murphy …

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