Green Bay Packers football inches closer to reality as the team members have already strutted their stuff while playing in helmets and shorts this spring.
With the start of training camp and the kickoff to the 2016 season not that far away, we continue with our player number countdown.
Team history that’s worth remembering and writing about is the focus at this time of the offseason – at least for me.
That’s the goal here – to remember many of the dozens of players who have been counted as a professionals in Packers News.
We won’t write only about the stars, because there have been character players for the Packers (Johnny Blood, Jermichael Finley), classic players (Bart Starr and Ray Nitschke), and recent heroes (Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers), and though they will most likely get some ink here, the focus throughout the countdown is to talk about the interesting and sometimes colorful players.
We continue the series here by focusing on number 96, a jersey that’s been worn by only 11 players since 1950.
The number is currently worn by Brian Price, the sophomore defensive lineman about whom we know very little … he played in one game last season.
When the Seattle Seahawks come to Green Bay to play the Packers in the kickoff to the start of the NFL season Sept. 10, we’ll know a little bit more about the team’s history and many of the players who have worn the Green and Gold.
The countdown, from the beginning:
So many have passed through Green Bay – players who don’t necessarily stand out in the statistics, but still had some sort of impact on the franchise.
So, this focus is on #96 …