Green Bay Packers: Number 67 worn by many no-names

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 29: Don Barclay
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 29: Don Barclay /

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Green Bay Packers players who have worn #67 are not household names … in fact, if you can name one beyond Don Barclay, the player currently assigned the number, I would be very surprised.

We’re not sure why that is, but it’s not been a number worn well over the past 50 years.

Today, as a part of our continuing numbers countdown, we stop briefly to talk about #67.

Barclay has worn the number second longest in Packers history, second only to Karl Swanke, a 6-6 offensive tackle who played for the Packers during the Bart Starr-coaching era in the early 1980s.

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Swanke was drafted out of the sixth round by the Green Bay Packers in 1980. His seven years in Green Bay were during some of the darkest days in the team’s history, though he was part of an offense that was as good as they got in those years.

Fast forward to 2017 and we see that Don Barclay has worn the number for four years in Green Bay. A career backup, the Packers have kept Barclay around town because of his versatility. While he’s played all the positions along the offensive line, there are many who say that he’s never played any of them very well.

Are there better players to have worn the number?

Well, take a look below at the players who are listed and you tell me.

There are the likes of Billy ArdSebastian BarrieLeo Carroll, and Dick Logan.

If you know those players and remember them wearing #67 for the Packers, you’re a better man than me.

That said, we’ll leave it at that and move on to one of the most famous of all players to have worn #66 in our next post.

I think you know to whom I refer.

Be on the lookout for that post upcoming soon.

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Packers players to wear #67 the past 50 years

Billy Ard198919918
Don Barclay2012201717
Sebastian Barrie199219920
Hank Bullough19551955
Leo Carroll196819683
Jeff Dellenbach199619986
Dick Enderle197619762
Dan Grimm1963196513
Paul Hutchins199319942
Bob Kowalkowski197719771
Dick Logan19521953
Russell Maryland200020007
Nick McDonald20102010
Grey Ruegamer200320059
Jim Salsbury19571958
Travis Simpson198719870
Mal Snider1972197413
Karl Swanke1980198633

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