Green Bay Packers: 50 greatest players in franchise history

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Greatest players in Green Bay Packers history: 43. Bob Jeter

After a stellar collegiate career in the Big Ten as a tailback for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Bob Jeter would need to wait a few years before coming to the NFL. Jeter would be a first-round pick by Los Angeles Chargers in the AFL Draft and the Packers in the second round in the NFL Draft. However, he would spend his first two professional seasons in the CFL with the B.C. Lions.

Jeter would eventually make his way back to the Packers in 1962 as a member of their practice squad. Initially used as a wide receiver in Green Bay, Jeter would find the position needed for an NFL breakout in 1965. By moving to defensive back in 1965, Jeter would play an important role on Green Bay’s defense on the Packers’ three-straight NFL championship teams from 1965 to 1967.

Jeter would make his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 1967, as well as his first All-Pro team. Green Bay would win what is now Super Bowl II over the Oakland Raiders. Jeter made his first of two Pro Bowls that season. He backed that up with another Pro Bowl in 1969 and an All-Pro nod in 1968. However, Jeter’s last season with the Packers came in 1970. He would spend his last three NFL seasons with the arch rival Chicago Bears before retiring after the 1973 NFL season.

Overall, Jeter played in 107 games for the Packers, starting 70 of them. He had 23 interceptions in eight years in Packers uniform. Jeter would finish as a three-time NFL champion, a two-time Super Bowl champion, a two-time Pro Bowler and a two-time All-Pro. He earned enshrinement in the Packers Hall of Fame in 1985.