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1. Brett Favre

Brett Favre was not someone projected to break most of the NFL passing records when the Atlanta Falcons out of Southern Mississippi drafted him but apparently Green Bay (specifically Ron Wolf) did when they pulled the trigger on a trade to land one of the greatest gunslingers of all time.

2. Bart Starr

Bart Starr may not be on the top of this list (though he almost was) but when you think of the Green Bay Packers and their great history, this is automatically the first name that comes to mind.

3. Don Hutson

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963, Don Hutson was a three NFL Champion who was a member of both the NFL 50th and 75th Anniversary Team.  Hutson, who was also a two time National Football League MVP also is thought of as the first true Wide Receiver in the game of Football.  As was expected in the era in which he played, Hutson was also involved in defense and special teams, and he was quite competent as their Place Kicker.

14. Jerry Kramer

We can't adequately explain how happy we were in 2018 when the Pro Football Hall of Fame finally inducted Jerry Kramer to their establishment.  It was a long time coming!

Brett Favre's number #4 retired tonight.

Thanksgiving is a time of reuniting the family.  That is what is happening in Green Bay, as Brett Favre is returning tonight but not in a Vikings jersey, but there to have his number four retired by the franchise where he became a star.

This is no small honor as while the Packers have the largest Hall of Fame in all of professional sports, this will only be the 6th number retired by the team.  Favre will join Tony Canadeo (#3), Don Hutson (#14), Bart Starr (#15), Ray Nitschke (#66) and Reggie White (#92).  Bart Starr is scheduled to appear at tonight’s festivities.

It was not that long ago that a night like this seemed impossible as Favre left the team acrimoniously and the last time he appeared at Lambeau Field it was in Vikings purple and he was booed on every play.  A lot of healing has taken place on both sides, and in fact, Favre was awarded to the key to the city this afternoon, by the mayor of Green Bay.

Favre would throw 61,655 Yards and 442 TDs for the Packers and would lead them to victory in Super Bowl XXXI and would also win three MVPs.  Favre, who was already inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame this past summer, is expected to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame next year.  He has already made the semi-finalist list and is ranked #1 on our Notinhalloffame.com list.

We would like to congratulate Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers as this is an accolade that was meant to be. 



Charles Woodson to retire at the end of the season


A major retirement will take place at the end of the season as Oakland Raiders, Safety, Charles Woodson, has stated that this will be his final season in Professional Football.

Woodson spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers and he helped them with a Super Bowl.  Eight times, he was named to the Pro Bowl and three times, a first team All Pro.  Woodson was also named the Defensive Rookie of the Year and in 2000, was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

There are many who have named Charles Woodson as the best Defensive Back of his era and his Hall of Fame chances are very good.  Woodson will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2021.

Overall Woodson has played 252 Games (with two to go) and has 20 Quarterback Sacks, 65 Interceptions with 11 of them returned for Touchdowns. 

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Charles Woodson for the memories and we don’t put it past him to created one more in the two games remaining in the season.

The Green Bay Packers Announce their latest HOF Class

The Green Bay Pakcers, the team with the largest Hall of Fame membership in North American sports has announced that Chad Clifton, Nick Collins and Russ Winnie will be the three members who will comprise the Class of 2016.

Chad Clifton would play twelve seasons with the Packers, starting 160 Games after 165 Games Played.  The Offensive Lineman was a second draft pick in 2000, was selected for the Pro Bowl twice and was a member of the Packers Super Bowl XLV Championship Team.

Clifton will be joined by another second round pick, 2005 selection, Nick Collins.  Collins would also play for the Super Bowl XLV Champions, and would have a Pick Six in the big game.  He would also become the first Packers Safety since LeRoy Butler to make three consecutive Pro Bowls.      

Russ Winnie was the radio announcer for the Packers from 1929 to 1946 and covered six NFL Championships.

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will have their induction banquet on July 23.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the latest class for the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

Greg Jennings Retires

We have another significant retirement in the National Football League.

At the age of 32, Wide Receiver, Greg Jennings has announced his retirement from the game of Football, last playing with the Miami Dolphins.

A second round pick out of Western Michigan, Jennings would become a starter quickly and in 2008 would enjoy his first of his three straight seasons where he would exceed over 1,000 Yards Receiving.  That third 1,000 Yard season would become the most memorable one as he would net his first of two Pro Bowls and would win the Super Bowl.

In 2013, Jennings would join the Minnesota Vikings, where he would play for two seasons before finishing off his career with Miami.

Overall, Greg Jennings caught 571 passes for 8,291 Yards and 64 Touchdowns.  He will eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Greg Jennings on a wonderful career in Professional Football.

Donald Driver and Mark Lee to enter the Green Bay Packers HOF

As you all know we are working on our Top 50 Players from each major North American Team.  This will eventually bleed into a look at how each one of them honors their respective former players/executives with retired numbers, rings of honor, franchise halls of fame etc. 

As such, it is news to us that the Green Bay Packers have announced that they will be inducting Donald Driver and Mark Lee to their organization’s Hall of Fame on July 27th, 2017.

Drafted seventh overall in 1999, Wide Receiver Donald Driver would play 205 Games over his fourteen year tenure at Lambeau.  He would catch 743 passes for 10,137 Yards, both of which are franchise records.  Driver would tally 62 Touchdowns and went to four Pro Bowls (2002, 2006, 2007 & 2010), and was a part of their Super Bowl win in 2010. 

Driver will be joined by Cornerback, Mark Lee, who was with the Packers from 1980 to 1990.  Lee recorded 31 Interceptions, placing him eighth overall in that metric.  He played 157 Games for Green Bay starting in 139 of them. 

The Green Bay Packers were the first team to build their own Hall of Fame and is a must visit for not just Packers fans but for NFL fans.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate both Donald Driver and Mark Lee for achieving this very prestigious honor. 

The Green Bay Packers announce the Finalists for their Fan HOF

You have to hand it to the Green Bay Packers who know how important their fans are. So much so, that they have a Hall of Fame dedicated to them.

The Nominees are out for the 21stClass have been announced and should you wish to vote you can do so here.  Voting is up until January 31.

The Finalists are:

Chuck Bromley, Middleton, ID

Soctt Cagle, Suamico, WI

Ron Colbo, De Pere, WI

Li Hu, Oshkosh, WI

Amy Nelson, Mayville, WI

Paul Pagnozzi, Hawthrorne, NJ

Brent Perzentka, Madison, WI

Steve Sexsmith, Appleto, WI

Dennis Wiley, Houston, TX

Charlie Younkie, Green Bay, WI

The winner will be announced in February.

RIP: Bart Starr

It is a very sad day for Pro Football and the Green Bay Packers as it was announced that Hall of Fame Quarterback, Bart Starr, died at the age of 85.

The 17thRound Pick for Green Bay in 1956 from Alabama, Starr was a backup to Tobin Rote and Babe Parilli until new Head Coach, Vince Lombardi made him the starting QB in 1959.  The Lombardi/Starr combination would win five NFL Championships and the first two Super Bowls.  Starr spent his entire career with Green Bay where he was a four-time Pro Bowl Selection, one-time First Team All-Pro and four-time leader in Pass Completion Percentage.  He would throw for 24,718 Yards and 152 Touchdowns.  

After his playing career, Starr would become a coach and was at the helm for Green Bay from 1975 to 1983.

He would enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibility.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Bart Starr at this time.

The Green Bay Packers will induct Charles Woodson and Al Harris to their HOF

Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such, it is major news to us that the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will be inducting former players, Al Harris and Charles Woodson.

After spending five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Al Harris would arrive in a trade to Green Bay before the 2003 Season.  Playing at Cornerback, Harris would secure two Pro Bowl Selections (2007 & 2008) and was regarded as one of the better man-to-man coverage specialists in the league.  Statistically speaking, Harris had 14 Sacks, running two of them back for Touchdowns.

Charles Woodson was the Heisman Trophy winner in 1997 and he was drafted fourth overall by the Oakland Raiders.  Like Harris, Woodson played at Cornerback and he would join Green Bay in 2006 as a Free Agent.  Woodson played seven seasons with the Packers, and he would be named to the Pro Bowl in four straight seasons (2008-11).  In 2009 and 2011, he would lead the NFL in Interceptions and was a First Team All-Pro, with the first of those seeing Woodson win the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Woodson would overall record 38 Interceptions and 11.5 Sacks in Green Bay, while helping them win Super Bowl XLV.  He would rejoin Oakland in 2013.

The official induction ceremony will happen on April 18, 2020.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate both Al Harris and Charles Woodson for earning this honor.

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41. Sterling Sharpe

Much like our entry with Terrell Davis, we wonder what kind of career numbers Sterling Sharpe would have put up had a neck injury not prematurely ended his career in his prime in 1994.  It is not out of the realm of possibility to think that he could have in the top ten in every major receiving category had he stayed healthy.

Sterling Sharpe was productive in every year he was in the NFL.  Three times he led the league in receptions and was the main go to target for Brett Favre when the latter joined the Packers.  His apex season was in 1992 when he won the Wide Receiver’s version of the “Triple Crown” where he was the top performer in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.  In joining that elite group, many felt that he was truly the top Wide Receiver in the NFL.
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68. Billy Howton

You would think that the All Time Leader in NFL receptions would have been at least been a finalist for the Hall of Fame.  Of course, Billy Howton was the all time leader when he retired in 1963.  He has dropped considerably since then.

Billy Howton was one of the top receivers for the Green Bay Packers through out the 1950’s.  He was a constant fixture for years in every receiving category and when he became the all time leader in receptions and yards he took that slot from the legendary Don Hutson.
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70. Keith Jackson

It might be hard being named Keith Jackson when there was already a very famous sports commentator with the same name who became the voice of the sport.  The Tight End with the same name still managed to carve out his own identity.
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81. LeRoy Butler

When LeRoy Butler was at the top of his game, there were few Safeties who could touch him.  The problem for opposing teams was that Butler was at his best a lot.
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106. John Hadl

A lot of people talk about “Playstation” numbers whereby offensive stars put up offensive numbers that don’t seem realistic.  John Hadl was putting up those types of numbers when Quarterbacks generally were more conservative and decades before the Madden craze took over.

On three separate occasions, John Hadl eclipsed 3,000 yards passing.  This is expected out of many Quarterbacks now, but it was very impressive considering the era he played in.  He was one of the games early gunslingers and as such posted very impressive Touchdowns Pass numbers.  Subsequently, this led to a copious amount of interceptions and he did finish his career with more picks than TD passes.
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183. Darren Sharper

Although he became known for the sexual assault case in 2014 (which alleged that he was a serial rapist), Darren Sharper was known mostly on the gridiron for his defensive skills and for leading the National Football League in Interception Return Yards three times.
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