5. Tony Canadeo
Tony Canadeo, “The Grey Ghost of Gonzaga,” will always be remembered as one of the greatest Packers of all time. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974, Canadeo has many accomplishments throughout his career. Canadeo was selected First Team All-Pro twice in his career. Rushing for 4,197 yards in his career, Canadeo’s number, three, was retired in Green Bay. Canadeo would have rushed for more yards, and been even more successful, but he took time away from the team to join the navy for two years. Canadeo was selected to the all decade team of the 40’s as well. Eventually, he was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974.
4. Clarke Hinkle
Hinkle played in Green Bay from 1932-41, which brought home two NFL Championships in 1936 and 1939. Hinkle was listed as a fullback but would be considered a running back in today’s NFL. He was elected to the Pro Bowl three times and the All-Pro team four times. Hinkle was also selected to the NFL all decade team of the 30’s as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964. In his career Hinkle rushed for 3,860 yards helping the Packers during their dynasty.
3. Paul Hornung
Hornung played in Green Bay from 1957-66 and helped the team win multiple championships including Super Bowl I. He was named to the Pro Bowl twice, as well as being named an All Pro three times during his career. Hornung won the NFL MVP award in 1961. He is a member of both the Packers Hall of Fame, and saw himself inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986. His record of 176 points in a single season, consisted of 13 rushing touchdowns and 2 receiving touchdowns as well as kicking field goals, will go down as one of the greatest single seasons in Packes history. Hornung rushed for 3,711 yards in his career.
2. Ahman Green
Ahman Green comes in at number two on the list standing alone as the Packers all time leading rusher. He rushed for 8,322 yards over his career. Additionally, Green rushed for 1,000 yards five consecutive seasons, and six years over a seven year stretch. Additionally, He rushed for an amazing 1,883 yards in 2003 and added 15 touchdowns, which will go down as one of the best Packers rushing seasons of all time. Green doesn’t have some of the same accolades as others on the list, but him being named a four time pro bowler as a sixth round pick is very impressive. Additionally, Green tallied 54 total touchdowns as a Packer, making him one of the best to wear the Green and Gold.
1. Jim Taylor
A second round pick in 1958, Taylor starred in the backfield with number three on the list, Paul Hornung, who were a dynamic duo of the Packers dynasty of the 60’s. Taylor played in Green Bay from 1958 to 1966 and led the league in rushing every season he played except one. He won five NFL Championships with the team including Super Bowl I. After the 1962 season Taylor won NFL MVP while rushing for 1,474 yards and scoring 19 touchdowns. He was named to five pro bowls and was also a first team All-Pro. Additionally, he was named to the all decade of the 60’s. Taylor rushed for 8,207 yards which ranks him second to Green, and his record of 81 Touchdowns still stands. Additionally, he was inducted in 1976 to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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