The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is growing by two
The team announced that Ahman Green and Ken Ruettgers will
be inducted at a July 19, 2014 banquet.
Green, a running back who was obtained through a trade with
Seattle in 2000, played eight seasons (2000-06,’09) with the Packers and
finished as the club’s all-time rushing leader with 8,322 yards.
He also holds franchise records for most yards from
scrimmage (11,048), 1,000-yard seasons (six), 100-yard games (33) and rushing
attempts (1,851). From 2000-04, his total yards from scrimmage (9,036) and
rushing yards (6,848) were an NFL high.
In 2003, Green set the team’s
single-season rushing mark (1,883 yards), tied the NFL’s second-longest run (98
yards) and set the franchise’s single-season touchdown mark (20). Green also
was a four-time Pro Bowl selection (2001-04).
Ruettgers, a first-round draft pick in 1985, played 12 years
for the Packers (1985-96) and was a fixture at left tackle for more than a
decade. Anchoring a line that helped establish a new championship era for the
team, winning a Super Bowl ring in his final season.
Ruettgers, who was a dominant pass blocker for the likes of
Don Majkowski and Brett Favre, authored a career that was among the longest for
an offensive lineman in team history, appearing in 156 career games, with 140
starts. He earned team offensive MVP honors in 1989.