List of Green Bay Packers retired numbers

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The Green Bay Packers are an American football team in the National Football League.[1] Since their founding in 1919, 5 players have had their uniform numbers officially retired.[2] All 5 players are also in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[3]

Retired numbers[edit]

The 5 retired numbers on display in the Lambeau Field's north end zone.
Green Bay Packers retired numbers
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Tony Canadeo
HB, 1941-44, 1946-52
Retired 1952
Don Hutson
WR/DB, 1935-45
Retired 1951
Bart Starr
QB, 1956-71
Retired 1973
Ray Nitschke
LB, 1958-72
Retired 1983
Reggie White
DE, 1993–98
Retired 2005

Possible additions[edit]

Founder, coach and player Curly Lambeau is the only Packer credited with wearing the number 1. Lambeau's #1 has yet to be retired.[4]

When Brett Favre retired from the Packers, the organization planned to retire the #4 in his honor. When he returned to football, this was put off. On August 3, 2014, the Packers organization announced the retirement of the No. 4 jersey and the induction of Favre into the Packers Hall of Fame in July 2015.[5]

Paul Hornung's #5 was unofficially retired at the Packers' annual press party on July 10, 1967, although there has not been a ceremony to put his number on the wall of retired numbers at Lambeau Field.[6]

In the 2013 training camp pre-season games, jersey #1 has been worn by rookie WR Alex Gillett, and #5 by rookie and WR Omarius Hines. QB Don Majkowski wore No. 5 his rookie season (1987) before switching to No. 7.[7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Green Bay Packers Team Page - NFL.com". NFL. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Retired Numbers - Packers.com". Green Bay Packers. Retrieved January 30, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Pro Football Hall of Famers by Team". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ Bellamy, Jason. "Retired Numbers Added To Lambeau Field". Packers.com. Retrieved January 30, 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2014/08/03/hall-of-fame-brett-favre-announcement/13556879/
  6. ^ Christl, Cliff. "No. 5 should hang on Lambeau wall". jsonline.com. Retrieved July 28, 2010. 
  7. ^ Book: Packers by the Numbers, by John Maxymuk