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1959 Green Bay Packers

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7-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.6, Offense: -0.0, Defense: 1.6, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 248 points (20.7/g), 8th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 246 points (20.5/g), 6th.
 Differential of 2 points (0.2/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 6.1-5.9.

Coach: Vince Lombardi (7-5-0)

Stadium: New City Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Lamar McHan 27 5 7 48 for 108, 805 yards, 8 td, 9 int, & 16 rushes for 64 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1954
FB Jim Taylor 24 1 7 120 rushes for 452 yards, 6 td, & 9 catches for 71 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1958
LH Paul Hornung* 24 2 0 152 rushes for 681 yards, 7 td, & 15 catches for 113 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 1st pick / 1957
RH Don McIlhenny 25 3 0 47 rushes for 231 yards, 1 td, & 8 catches for 95 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 27th pick / 1956
LE Max McGee 27 5 0 30 catches for 695 yards, 5 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1954
LT Norm Masters 26 2 0 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1956
LG Fuzzy Thurston 26 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 54th pick / 1956
C Jim Ringo*+ 28 6 12 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 7th / 79th pick / 1953
RG Jerry Kramer 23 1 0 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 39th pick / 1958
RT Forrest Gregg* 26 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 20th pick / 1956
RE Gary Knafelc 27 5 0 27 catches for 384 yards, 4 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1954
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Temp 26 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1955
LDT Dave Hanner 29 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 52nd pick / 1952
RDT Henry Jordan 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 52nd pick / 1957
RDE Bill Quinlan 27 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1956
LLB Dan Currie 24 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1958
MLB Ray Nitschke 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1958
RLB Bill Forester* 27 6 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1953
LDH Hank Gremminger 26 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 7th / 80th pick / 1956
RDH Jesse Whittenton 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1956
LS Emlen Tunnell* 35 11 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Bobby Dillon 29 7 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 28th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Paul Hornung* 24 2 0 7 of 17 field goals & 31 of 32 extra points Green Bay Packers / 1st / 1st pick / 1957
P Max McGee 27 5 0 64 punts for a 42.4 average, 1 blocked Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1954
PR Bill Butler 22 Rook 0 18 punt returns for a 9.1 average and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959
KR Bill Butler 22 Rook 0 21 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
73 Ken Beck 24 12 0 245 6-2 Texas A&M 9/3/1935 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 38th pick / 1959
65 Tom Bettis 26 12 0 228 6-2 Purdue 3/17/1933 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1955
87 Nate Borden 27 12 0 234 6-0 Indiana 9/22/1932 4 Green Bay Packers / 25th / 293rd pick / 1955
25 Timmy Brown 22 1 0 198 5-11 Ball St. 5/24/1937 Rook Green Bay Packers / 27th / 313th pick / 1959
22 Bill Butler 22 KR 11 0 189 5-10 Tenn-Chattanooga 7/10/1937 Rook Green Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959
33 Lew Carpenter 27 12 0 220 6-1 Arkansas 1/12/1932 6 Detroit Lions / 8th / 97th pick / 1953
58 Dan Currie 24 LLB 12 0 235 6-3 Michigan St. 6/27/1935 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1958
44 Bobby Dillon 29 RS 12 0 180 6-1 Texas 2/23/1930 7 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 28th pick / 1952
68 John Dittrich 26 12 0 236 6-1 Wisconsin 5/7/1933 3 Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 70th pick / 1956
86 Boyd Dowler 22 12 0 224 6-5 Colorado 10/18/1937 Rook Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 25th pick / 1959
71 Bill Forester* 27 RLB 12 0 237 6-3 SMU 8/9/1932 6 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1953
20 Joe Francis 23 12 0 195 6-1 Oregon St. 4/21/1936 1 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1958
41 Bobby Freeman 27 12 0 202 6-1 Auburn 10/19/1932 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1955
75 Forrest Gregg* 26 RT 12 0 249 6-4 SMU 10/18/1933 3 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 20th pick / 1956
46 Hank Gremminger 26 LDH 12 0 201 6-1 Baylor 9/1/1933 3 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 80th pick / 1956
79 Dave Hanner 29 LDT 12 0 257 6-2 Arkansas 5/22/1930 7 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 52nd pick / 1952
5 Paul Hornung* 24 K 12 0 215 6-2 Notre Dame 12/23/1935 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 1st pick / 1957
74 Henry Jordan 24 RDT 12 0 248 6-2 Virginia 1/26/1935 2 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 52nd pick / 1957
84 Gary Knafelc 27 RE 12 0 217 6-4 Colorado 1/2/1932 5 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1954
64 Jerry Kramer 23 RG 12 0 245 6-3 Idaho 1/23/1936 1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 39th pick / 1958
88 Ron Kramer 24 12 0 234 6-3 Michigan 6/24/1935 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1957
78 Norm Masters 26 LT 12 0 249 6-2 Michigan St. 9/19/1933 2 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1956
85 Max McGee 27 LE 12 0 205 6-3 Tulane 7/16/1932 5 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1954
17 Lamar McHan 27 QB 12 7 201 6-1 Arkansas 12/16/1932 5 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1954
42 Don McIlhenny 25 RH 12 0 197 6-0 SMU 11/22/1934 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 27th pick / 1956
66 Ray Nitschke 23 MLB 12 0 235 6-3 Illinois 12/29/1936 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1958
83 Bill Quinlan 27 RDE 12 0 248 6-3 Michigan St. 6/19/1932 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1956
51 Jim Ringo*+ 28 C 12 12 232 6-1 Syracuse 11/21/1931 6 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 79th pick / 1953
76 Bob Skoronski 25 12 0 249 6-3 Indiana 3/5/1934 3 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 56th pick / 1956
15 Bart Starr 25 qb 12 5 197 6-1 Alabama 1/9/1934 3 Green Bay Packers / 17th / 200th pick / 1956
27 John Symank 24 12 0 180 5-11 Florida 8/31/1935 2 Green Bay Packers / 23rd / 268th pick / 1957
31 Jim Taylor 24 FB 9 7 214 6-0 LSU 9/20/1935 1 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1958
82 Jim Temp 26 LDE 12 0 245 6-4 Wisconsin 10/10/1933 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1955
63 Fuzzy Thurston 26 LG 12 0 247 6-1 Valparaiso 12/29/1933 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 54th pick / 1956
45 Emlen Tunnell* 35 LS 12 0 187 6-1 Toledo,Iowa 3/29/1924 11
47 Jesse Whittenton 25 RDH 12 0 193 6-0 Texas-El Paso 5/9/1934 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1956
81 A.D. Williams 26 12 0 210 6-2 Pacific 11/21/1933 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1956
Team Total 25.6 12 221.0 6-1.7 2.9