Three Packers named to Super Bowl 50 Golden Team
Three Green Bay Packers were named to the "Super Bowl 50 Golden Team" as selected by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors.
Offensive tackle Forrest Gregg, defensive end Reggie White and returner Desmond Howard were all tabbed to the team, which honors the best career Super Bowl performances as the league readies to play its 50th annual championship game Feb. 7.
While the Super Bowl trophy might be named after Packers legendary coach Vince Lombardi, longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Noll -- who won four Super Bowls, two more than Lombardi, got the nod as coach.
Gregg played in two Super Bowls with the Packers (I and II) and also appeared in Super Bowl VI with Dallas.
White played in two Super Bowls with Green Bay (XXXI and XXXII) and set a game record with three sacks against New England.
Howard was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXI, in which he had a 38.5-yard average on four kick returns -- including a 99-yard touchdown -- and a 15.0-yard average on six punt returns. He remains the only special-teams player to be named MVP.
Others named to the team were quarterback Joe Montana, running backs Franco Harris and Emmitt Smith, wide receivers Jerry Rice and Lynn Swann, tight end Jay Novacek, offensive tackle Art Shell, offensive guards Larry Allen and Gene Upshaw, center and former Wisconsin Badger Mike Webster, defensive end Charles Haley, defensive tackles Mean Joe Greene and Randy White, outside linebackers Jack Ham and Lawrence Taylor, inside linebackers Jack Lambert and Ray Lewis, cornerbacks Deion Sanders and Mel Blount, safeties Jake Scott and Ronnie Lott, kicker Adam Vinatieri and punter Ray Guy.