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202. Bill Forester

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202. Bill Forester
Used as both a Linebacker and a Guard, Bill Forester arguably was at his best on the defensive side of the gridiron.  A 3rd Round Pick from SMU in 1953, Forester played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers, where he went from the outhouse to the penthouse.  Green Bay was in a down period in the '50s but would slowly work their way towards respectability, and Forester was a large part of that.  He would really come into his own in 1959, where he would earn his first of four straight Pro Bowls, the latter three seeing him snatch First Team All-Pros.  By this time, Forester was mostly used at Linebacker gobbling up rushers and acting as a veteran presence.  He would help the Pack win the NFL Championship in 1961 and 1962.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 1969
  • Position: Defensive Tackle, Guard, Linebacker
  • Games Played: 138
  • Notable Statistics: 21 Interceptions
    279 Interception Return Yards
    15 Fumble Recoveries
    45 Fumble Recovery Yards
    16.5 Quarterback Sacks*
    1 Punt Return
    7 Punt Return Yards
    17 Kick Returns
    236 Kick Rerun Yards
    52 Approximate Value**

    3 Playoff Games
    1 Fumble Recovery
    0 Fumbler Recovery Yards

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.
    **Approximate Value Was calculated by Pro Football Reference as of the 1960 Season.
  • Played For: Green Bay Packers
  • College: Arkansas Tech
  • Drafted: 3rd Round, 31st Overall in 1953
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NFL Champion (2) (Green Bay Packers 1961 & 1962)
    First Team All-Pro (3) (1960, 1961 & 1962)
    Pro Bowl (4) (1959, 1960, 1961 & 1962)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (1962)
    Top Ten Finishes: Fumble Recoveries (2) (1957 & 1959)
    Top Ten Finishes: Fumble Return Yards (1) (1957)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: None.

Should Bill Forester be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 66.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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