Green Bay Packers Articles
Herb Adderley Biography
Herb Adderley was drafted in the first round of the 1961 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. The 6’ 205 pound Adderley played his college ball at Michigan State as a running back, where he was a standout player. During his rookie year, he was inserted at cornerback by head coach Vince Lombardi because of injuries. After a game on September 26, 1965 against the Colts, Vince Lombardi said, “When I think of what Adderley is and what he does in our defensive backfield, it scares me to think I almost put him in the wrong position.” (1) Herb Adderley helped Bart Starr and the Packers win multiple championships to become a Dynasty and the team of the 1960’s.
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Dorsey Levens
Dorsey Levens was born on May 21, 1970 in Syracuse, New York. After attending college at Notre Dame and then Georgia Tech, the 6-1 230 pound Levens was selected by the Green Bay Packers with pick 149 in the fifth round of the 1994 NFL Draft. Early in his career he was the third down running back and back up to starting running back Edgar Bennett.
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Greg Jennings
Greg Jennings was born on September 21, 1983. The 5’11” 187 pound receiver was drafted in round two, pick 52, of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Jennings had a productive college career at Western Michigan University where he caught 238 passes for 3539 yards and 39 touchdowns. He had three 1000-yard seasons in college and was ready for the NFL.
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Edgar Bennett
Edgar Bennett was born on February 15, 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida. After playing his college football at Florida State, Edgar Bennett was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with pick 103 in round four of the 1992 NFL Draft.
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Cecil Isbell
Cecil Isbell was born on July 11, 1915 and died on June 23, 1985. After playing his college football at Purdue, Isbell was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with pick 7 of the first round of the 1938 NFL Draft. Cecil Isbell played tailback and was an excellent passer. Curley Lambaugh wanted him to learn under the great Arnie Herber but ended up playing alongside Herber early in his career before Herber left the Packers.
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John Brockington
John Brockington was born on September 7, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. Brockington attended college at Ohio State University. During his senior season, he set an Ohio State rushing record by running for 1142 yards. Brockington was selected to the Ohio State Football All-Century Team in 2000.
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