In his nine seasons with the Packers, Adderley set the standard for NFL cornerbacks. He intercepted 39 passes and ran back seven for touchdowns. Adderley, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, picked off four in nine postseason games as a Packer.
The Packers have a glorious history that is gaining another chapter with their trip to Super Bowl XLV. Their facility in Green Bay (at left) is named after one of their all-time greats, Don Hutson. Here are the team's top 10 players.
If someone with the ball got past Ray Nitschke, he needed to watch out for Wood. The hard-hitting free safety solidified the Packers’ last line of defense in the 1960s, making All-Pro eight times in his 12 years as a Packer. He was yet another of Vince Lombardi’s Packers to make the Hall of Fame.
The relentless defensive end made an impact as an Eagle, but he spent six impactful seasons in Green Bay, too. White had 68 sacks as a Packer, was named Defensive Player of the Year (1998) and spearheaded a defense that enabled the Packers to win a Super Bowl. He entered the Hall of Fame posthumously in 2006.
The Hall of Fame running back battered his way to five 1,000-yard seasons in the 1960s. Taylor was a brutal offensive force, pounding tacklers as a runner and punishing defenders as a blocker.
Starr was an afterthought — a 17th-round draft pick — who went on to direct the Packers through their glory years. Starr, a Hall of Fame member, quarterbacked Green Bay to five championships and was named MVP of the first two Super Bowls.
No one symbolized the fierce Packers defense of the 1960s more than the middle linebacker. Nitschke played 15 years for Green Bay, making an indelible impression on any opponent who came through the middle. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1978.
The Hall of Fame receiver caught at least 50 passes for seven of his nine seasons as a Packer. Lofton scored 49 touchdowns and set a team record with 9,656 receiving yards.
Gregg, one of the NFL’s best offensive linemen, played 187 consecutive games, ending in 1970. Except for when he filled in at guard, Gregg set the standard at tackle, where he was All-Pro for eight seasons. He made the Hall of Fame in 1977.
The drama of recent years should not obscure Favre’s work in Green Bay. He racked up the vast majority of his record-setting passing marks as a Packer and won a Super Bowl as Green Bay’s QB in 1997.
In 10 seasons as a Packer, Hall of Famer Davis played 162 consecutive games at defensive end, where he was a five-time All-Pro. Davis weighed just 245 pounds in his playing days, often relying on quickness.