Is 12 enough for the Lombardi Packers?

Rick Gosselin

With the election of Jerry Kramer to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there are now 12 Green Bay Packers from the 1960s ... plus coach Vince Lombardi ... enshrined in Canton.

In addition to Kramer, the 1960s' Packers are represented in Canton by quarterback Bart Starr, halfback Paul Hornung, fullback Jim Taylor, tackle Forrest Gregg, center Jim Ringo, defensive end Willie Davis, defensive tackle Henry Jordan, middle linebacker Ray Nitschke, outside linebacker Dave Robinson, cornerback Herb Adderley and safety Willie Wood.

That Green Bay team appeared in six NFL title games in a span of eight years and won the championship five times in seven years, including the first two Super Bowls. Should the line now be drawn on the Packers – is 12 enough for the Lombardi-era Packers?

Not so fast. There is still some unfinished business. There are two other Lombardi Packers who were voted to the NFL’s 50th anniversary team but have never been discussed as Hall of Fame finalists -- tight end Ron Kramer and wide receiver Boyd Dowler. Green Bay historian Bob Fox addresses those two Packers here:


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