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6. Ray Nitschke
Spending his entire professional career with the Green Bay Packers, Linebacker, Ray Nitschke was the anchor for the Green Bay defense for fifteen seasons.  
Nitschke would lead Green Bay to five Championships while becoming a first ballot Hall of Famer.  

When you think of Pro Football Hall of Famers from the defensive side of the ball, it is next to impossible to come up with a player who is held in higher regard than Ray Nitschke.   Bart Starr was the best name ever for a Quarterback, but isn’t Ray Nitschke just as appropriate for a Linebacker?

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 3rd Round, 38th Overall, 1/28/58.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1972 season.
  • Games Played: 190
  • Notable Statistics: 170 Games Started
    25 Interceptions
    385 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    23 Fumble Recoveries
    34 Fumble Recovery Yards
    6 Kick Returns
    56 Kick Return Yards
    1 Reception
    34 Reception Yards
    122 Approximate Value*

    *Approximate Value was not a stat until the 1960 Season.
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NFL Champion (1961, 1962 & 1965)
    Super Bowl Champion (I & II)
    NFL Championship MVP (1962)
    First Team All Pro Selection (1964 & 1966)
    Second Team All Pro Selection (1962, 1965 & 1967)
    Pro Bowl Selection (1966)
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