Green Bay Packers: Tony Canadeo wore number 3 best

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With only hours left until the start of the Green Bay Packers NFL season, our countdown to the big day continues.

This coming Sunday, Sept. 11, is the day when the Green Bay Packers travel to Jacksonville to take on the upstart Jaguars.

In this countdown to Packers football we take time to focus on the best player to wear #3 …

Recently we looked at #4, Brett Favre, the ‘Ol Gunslinger who has been up, down and up again in the eyes of the Packers organization and its fans.

With the recent love fest where Favre was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, had his number retired and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Favre is back on the franchise’s radar and in the good graces of most fans; we’re glad for that.

But today we get to move on to number 3, Tony Canadeo.

Canadeo, #3, spent 61 years of his life affiliated with the Packers organization; you might call him Mr. Packer, if there were such a role. But his devotion to the franchise family was enough for the Packers to retire his number.

Canadeo played in the early years of the game and the franchise. He had lifelong ties to the organization and assisted in the team and league’s growth in popularity through difficult times in American history, the 1920s through the 1950s.

He could and should be seen as one of the trailblazers of professional football.

So, let’s take a look at Canadeo …