The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame was the first hall of fame built to honor a single professional American football team. William L. Brault, a Green Bay restaurateur and Packers fan, founded the Hall of Fame in 1966. According to Brault, he got the idea after visitors to Green Bay would repeatedly ask about the Packers' storied history. Sensing opportunity, Brault went to Packers head coach Vince Lombardi, suggesting a "Hall of Fame" should be made to educate tourists about the Packers and their history. Lombardi gave Brault his approval, and according to Brault, as he left, Lombardi called out to him, "Don't screw it up!"
The "Hall" started off as a series of exhibits displayed in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, although it was not a permanent residence, as the exhibits had to be removed each autumn to make room for the Green Bay Bobcats hockey team, which played its home games at the Arena. In 1967, the Packer Hall of Fame Association, a separate corporate entity from the team, was founded and annual induction banquets were subsequently launched in 1970. The Hall did not become a permanent site until 1976 when its new home, an addition to the Brown County Veterans Arena, was formally dedicated on April 3, 1976, by President Gerald R. Ford. Outside of the Hall of Fame was a 'Receiver Statue' that was dedicated to the invention of the Forward Pass.
Over the next 26 years, the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame encountered many expansions and renovations. In 2003, renovations to Lambeau Field provided a new home within the new Lambeau Field Atrium for the Hall. Packers legends Bart Starr and Ron Wolf rededicated the Hall on September 4, 2003. The Hall contains a vast array of Packers memorabilia, a re-creation of Vince Lombardi's office, plaques representing each of the inductees and the Lombardi trophies from Green Bay's four Super Bowl wins. As of 2017, the Packers Hall of Fame has inducted 159 people, 24 of whom have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 2018 inductees were offensive tackle Mark Tauscher and kicker Ryan Longwell.
|1970||Bernard "Boob" Darling||C||1927–31|
|1970||Cal Hubbard *||OT||1929–33
|1970||Curly Lambeau *||B / Coach||1919–49|
|1970||John McNally *||B||1929–33
|1970||Mike Michalske *||G||1929–35
|1972||Charles Goldenberg||G / B||1933–45|
|1972||Arnie Herber *||B||1930–40|
|1972||Clarke Hinkle *||B||1932–41|
|1972||Don Hutson *||E / DB||1935–45|
|1972||George Svendsen||C / LB||1935–37
|1981||Herb Adderley *||DB||1961–69|
|1983||Donny Anderson||RB / P||1966–71|
|1985||Phil Bengtson||General Manager||1959–70|
|1995||William Brault||HoF Founder||1966–94||[c]|
|1973||Charley Brock||C / LB||1939–47|
|1987||Dr. E. S. Brusky||Physician||1962–90||[d]|
|1977||Howard "Cub" Buck||OT||1921–25|
|1986||Wilner Burke||Director of the
|1986||Lee Roy Caffey||LB||1964–69|
|1978||George Whitney Calhoun||Executive||1919–46||[f]|
|1973||Tony Canadeo *||B||1941–44
|1991||Gerald Francis Clifford||Attorney||1922–52||[g]|
|1974||Fred Cone||FB / K||1951–57|
|1973||Larry Craig||B / E||1939–49|
|1975||Willie Davis *||DE||1960–69|
|1976||Joseph "Red" Dunn||B||1927–31|
|1978||Paul "Tiny" Engebretsen||G||1934–41|
|2014||Ahman Green||RB||2000–06, 09|
|1977||Forrest Gregg *||OT||1956
|1975||Paul Hornung *||HB / K||1957–62
|1981||Chester "Swede" Johnston||RB||1931
|1975||Henry Jordan *||DT||1959–69|
|1994||W. Webber Kelly||Physician||1923–51||[n]|
|1975||Jerry Kramer *||G / K||1958–68|
|1999||James Lofton *||WR||1978–86|
|1975||Vince Lombardi *||Coach, Executive||1959–68|
|1978||Ray Nitschke *||LB||1958–72|
|1998||Robert J. Parins||Executive||1982–89||[r]|
|1974||Jim Ringo *||C||1953–63|
|1982||Dave Robinson *||LB||1963–72|
|1977||Bart Starr *||QB||1956–71|
|1991||Jan Stenerud *||K||1980–83|
|1985||Earl "Bud" Svendsen||C / LB||1937
|1975||Jim Taylor *||FB||1958–66|
|1987||Deral Teteak||LB / G||1952–56|
|2008||Al Treml||Video director||1967–2001||[v]|
|1984||F. N. Trowbridge, Sr.||Executive||1950–81||[w]|
|1977||Andrew B. Turnbull||Executive||1923–27||[x]|
|2006||Reggie White *||DE||1993–98|
|2000||Ron Wolf *||Executive||1991–2001||[z]|
|1977||Willie Wood *||S||1960–71|
|1973||HL "Whitey" Woodin||G||1922–31|
|2015||Brett Favre *||QB||1992–07|
Andrew "Andy" Uram Jr. (March 21, 1915 – December 9, 1984) was a running back and defensive back in the National Football League who played for the Green Bay Packers. Uram played collegiate ball for the University of Minnesota before being drafted by the Packers in the 6th round of the 1938 NFL Draft. He played professionally for six seasons from 1938 to 1943. After the 1943 NFL season, Uram served in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1973, Uram was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. He died in 1984, at the age of 69.Bob Monnett
Robert C. Monnett (February 27, 1910 – August 2, 1978) was a professional American football player who played halfback for six seasons for the Green Bay Packers. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1973.Boob Darling
Bernard "Boob" Darling (November 18, 1903 – March 5, 1968) was an American football player. He played his entire five-year career with the Green Bay Packers and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1970. Bernard received his nickname from his younger sister who always called him 'booboo' which was eventually shortened to just 'boob'. Darling died at Milwaukee in March 1968, of cancer.Bud Svendsen
Earl Gilbert "Bud" Svendsen (February 7, 1915 – August 7, 1996) was a professional American football player who played center and linebacker for six seasons for the Green Bay Packers and the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National Football League (NFL). He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1985.Carl Mulleneaux
Carl Kenneth "Moose" Mulleneaux (September 16, 1914 – January 23, 1995) was a professional American football end in the National Football League. He played six seasons for the Green Bay Packers (1938–1941, 1945–1946). He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1983.
After retiring from the Packers in 1946 due to injuries (in particular a vicious hit delivered by John Schiechl during a punt return), Mulleneaux coached football at the University of St. Louis, Texas Tech, Arizona, Fullerton College, and finally Santa Monica College. Mulleneaux was part of the coaching staff that took the SMCC Corsairs to an undefeated season, and the Junior Rose Bowl championship in 1958. Nicknamed "Moose", Mulleneaux also served as the Corsairs Golf coach for many years, garnering Coach of the Year honors along the way.
After retiring from coaching, Mulleneaux returned to the Phoenix, Arizona area and was active in NFL Alumni charity functions.Eddie Jankowski
Edward "Eddie" Joe Jankowski (June 23, 1913 – July 20, 1996) was an American football player. He played running back for five seasons for the Green Bay Packers. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1984. He played college football at the University of Wisconsin, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Following his playing career, Jankowski was an officer in the United States Navy during World War II before working for Miller Brewing Company and becoming a coach at Whitefish Bay High School.Greg Koch
Greg Koch (born June 14, 1955) is a former American football tackle and guard who played eleven seasons in the National Football League, mainly with the Green Bay Packers. In 2010, Koch was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Koch was also inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2010. He was inducted in the State of Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in March 2016. He is a licensed attorney and co-host of In The Trenches with Koch and Kalu on SportsTalk 790 KBME in Houston, Texas. Also known for his 16 hour drinking contest with WWE Lex Luger.Hank Bruder
Henry George "Hank" Bruder Jr. (November 22, 1907 – June 29, 1970) was an American football player in the National Football League. He played nine years with the Green Bay Packers from 1931 to 1939 and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1972. Bruder attended Northwestern University, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.He was part of the offensive line that blocked for Pro Football Hall of Fame back Johnny "Blood" McNally.Harry Jacunski
Hieronym Anthony “Harry” Jacunski (October 20, 1915 – February 20, 2003) was a National Football League (NFL) player and college football coach for over 40 years.
Jacunski was an All-state center on the New Britain High School 1934 basketball team and played football with Vince Lombardi at Fordham University, where Jacunski was one of Fordham’s "Seven Blocks of Granite". In 1938 he was co-captain of the Fordham football team where he started as end.
He played in the NFL for six seasons (1939 – 1944) as defensive end for the Green Bay Packers, who were NFL champions in 1939 and 1944.
In 1945 he started a 35-year coaching career: one year at University of Notre Dame, two years at Harvard University, and the last 33 years at Yale University. Jacunski was inducted into both the Fordham and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.Joe Laws
Joseph Ray Laws (June 16, 1911 – August 22, 1979) was an American football player. He played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers, winning three World Championships, and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1972. Prior to joining the Packers, Laws attended the University of Iowa where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. While at Iowa he was named All-Big Ten quarterback and the Big Ten Most Valuable Player in 1933. On December 17, 1944 Joe Laws set an NFL postseason record (since broken), by intercepting 3 passes in the Packers' 14-7 victory over the Giants in the league title game.John Anderson (American football)
Roger John Anderson (born February 14, 1956) is a former American football player.
A native of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Anderson played 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) as a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1978 to 1989. He was selected as the Packers' most valuable defensive player three consecutive years. At the end of his career with the Packers, he was the team's all-time leader in tackles and was tied with Ray Nitschke for the Packers' career record in interceptions by a linebacker. Anderson was named a second-team player on the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1996.
Anderson also played college football as a linebacker and defensive end for the University of Michigan from 1974 to 1977. He was selected as a first-team All-Big Ten Conference player in 1976 and a first-team All-American in 1977. In 2009, he became the linebackers coach at Carroll University.Jug Earp
Francis Louis "Jug" Earp (July 22, 1897 – January 8, 1969) was a professional American football player. He attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois with the class of 1921. He played eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL), mostly with the Green Bay Packers and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1970. He also played with the Rock Island Independents, three games for the New York Yankees, and one game for the Frankford Yellow Jackets.
He is the cousin of Wyatt Earp; his father and Nicholas Porter Earp were brothers.Lou Brock (American football)
James Lewis Brock (December 9, 1917 – May 7, 1989) was an American football player. He played his entire six-year career with the Green Bay Packers and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1982.Mark Murphy (safety, born 1958)
Mark Steven Murphy (born April 22, 1958 in Canton, Ohio) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 1980. He played college football at West Liberty State College.
Murphy was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1998.Pete Tinsley
Elijah Pope "Pete" Tinsley (March 16, 1913 – May 11, 1995) was a professional football player, born in Sumter, South Carolina, who played guard, defense and offense for eight seasons for the Green Bay Packers. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1979.Red Dunn
Joseph Aloysius "Red" Dunn (June 21, 1901 – January 15, 1957) was a professional American football player who played running back and was an exceptional punter for eight seasons for the Milwaukee Badgers, Chicago Cardinals, and Green Bay Packers. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1976. He is the grandfather of former quarterback Jason Gesser.
Nicknamed "Red" for the color of his hair, Dunn possessed an equally colorful personality. He earned five letters competing in football, basketball and baseball at Marquette Academy. Dunn later attended Marquette University, earning All-America honors while leading the Golden Avalanche in 1922 and 1923 to a 17–0–1 record. While a Packer, he served as Curly Lambeau's "field general" for the 1929, 1930, and 1931 NFL Champions.
After this playing days Dunn moved to coaching, assisting Frank Murray and Paddy Driscoll at Marquette from 1932 to 1940. Dunn is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.Swede Johnston
Chester Arthur "Swede" Johnston (March 7, 1910 – September 19, 2002) was a professional American football player who played running back for seven seasons for the Cincinnati Reds, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Gunners, Cleveland Rams, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Johnston was born in Appleton, Wisconsin to Swedish immigrant parents. In 1981, he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. He died in St. Louis, Missouri and is buried in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.The Hungry Five
The Hungry Five are the five Green Bay, Wisconsin area businessmen who were instrumental in keeping the Green Bay Packers franchise in operation during its early years. They raised funds, incorporated the team as a non-profit corporation, sold stock, established the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors and otherwise promoted the franchise.
The Hungry Five consisted of Curly Lambeau, attorney Andrew B. Turnbull, attorney Gerald Francis Clifford, Dr. W. Webber Kelly and Lee Joannes. Turnbull was the Packers' first president and publisher of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Joannes was the president for 17 years, helping guide the Packers through the Great Depression, near bankruptcy and a second stock sale. Kelly served one year as president, and also as team physician and as a board member. Clifford served on the Executive Committee for two decades. All have been inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
Despite their years of service, only coach/player Curly Lambeau was ever paid a salary. “The Hungry Five” nickname was coined, as can best be determined, by Arch Ward, because they always seemed to have their hands out for money, since the franchise was often in financial trouble.Whitey Woodin
Howard Lee "Whitey" Woodin (January 29, 1894 – February 7, 1974) was an American football player. He played with the Racine Legion and the Green Bay Packers and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1973. After retiring from football, Woodin remained in Green Bay and worked for many years at Falls Power and Paper Company.
|Division championships (18)|
|Conference championships (9)|
|League championships (13†)|
|Current league affiliations|
Championship seasons in bold
Members of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame