Ahman Green, Ken Ruettgers make Packers Hall of Fame
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.