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11-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 13.6, Offense: 7.1, Defense: 6.5, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 391 points (27.9/g), 1st of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 223 points (15.9/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 168 points (12.0/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.1-2.9.

Coach: Vince Lombardi (11-3-0)

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


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bart Starr* 27 5 14 172 for 295, 2,418 yards, 16 td, 16 int, & 12 rushes for 56 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 17th / 200th pick / 1956
HB Paul Hornung+ 26 4 0 127 rushes for 597 yards, 8 td, & 15 catches for 145 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 1st pick / 1957
FB Jim Taylor* 26 3 0 243 rushes for 1,307 yards, 15 td, & 25 catches for 175 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1958
FL Boyd Dowler 24 2 0 36 catches for 633 yards, 3 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 25th pick / 1959
SE Max McGee* 29 7 0 51 catches for 883 yards, 7 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1954
TE Ron Kramer 26 4 0 35 catches for 559 yards, 4 td, & 5 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1957
LT Bob Skoronski 27 5 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 56th pick / 1956
LG Fuzzy Thurston+ 28 3 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 54th pick / 1956
C Jim Ringo*+ 30 8 14 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 79th pick / 1953
RG Jerry Kramer 25 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 39th pick / 1958
RT Forrest Gregg* 28 5 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 20th pick / 1956
 Defensive Starters
LDE Willie Davis 27 3 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 15th / 181st pick / 1956
LDT Dave Hanner 31 9 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 52nd pick / 1952
RDT Henry Jordan*+ 26 4 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 52nd pick / 1957
RDE Bill Quinlan 29 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1956
LLB Dan Currie 26 3 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1958
MLB Ray Nitschke 25 3 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1958
RLB Bill Forester*+ 29 8 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1953
LCB Herb Adderley 22 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 2nd / 13th pick / 1961
RCB Jesse Whittenton*+ 27 5 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1956
LS Hank Gremminger 28 5 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 7th / 80th pick / 1956
RS Willie Wood 25 1 0 5 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Paul Hornung+ 26 4 0 15 of 22 field goals & 41 of 41 extra points Green Bay Packers / 1st / 1st pick / 1957
P Boyd Dowler 24 2 0 38 punts for a 44.1 average, 0 blocked Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 25th pick / 1959
PR Willie Wood 25 1 0 14 punt returns for a 16.1 average and 2 td
KR Herb Adderley 22 Rook 0 18 kick returns for a 26.6 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 2nd / 13th pick / 1961

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
26 Herb Adderley 22 KR 14 0 205 6-0 Michigan St. 6/8/1939 Rook 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 2nd / 13th pick / 1961
3 Ben Agajanian 42 3 0 215 6-0 New Mexico 8/28/1919 16 0
65 Tom Bettis 28 12 0 228 6-2 Purdue 3/17/1933 6 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1955
33 Lew Carpenter 29 14 0 220 6-1 Arkansas 1/12/1932 8 1 Detroit Lions / 8th / 97th pick / 1953
58 Dan Currie 26 LLB 12 0 235 6-3 Michigan St. 6/27/1935 3 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1958
72 Ben Davidson 21 14 0 275 6-8 Washington 6/14/1940 Rook 3 New York Giants / 4th / 46th pick / 1961
87 Willie Davis 27 LDE 14 0 243 6-3 Grambling St. 7/24/1934 3 8 Cleveland Browns / 15th / 181st pick / 1956
86 Boyd Dowler 24 FL 14 0 224 6-5 Colorado 10/18/1937 2 12 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 25th pick / 1959
81 Lee Folkins 22 14 0 215 6-5 Washington 7/4/1939 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 82nd pick / 1961
71 Bill Forester*+ 29 RLB 14 0 237 6-3 SMU 8/9/1932 8 12 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1953
75 Forrest Gregg* 28 14 0 249 6-4 SMU 10/18/1933 5 11 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 20th pick / 1956
46 Hank Gremminger 28 LS 14 0 201 6-1 Baylor 9/1/1933 5 6 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 80th pick / 1956
40 Dale Hackbart 23 2 0 210 6-3 Wisconsin 7/21/1938 1 2 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1960
79 Dave Hanner 31 LDT 13 0 257 6-2 Arkansas 5/22/1930 9 7 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 52nd pick / 1952
5 Paul Hornung+ 26 HB 12 0 215 6-2 Notre Dame 12/23/1935 4 14 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 1st pick / 1957
53 Ken Iman 22 14 0 240 6-1 SE Missouri St. 2/8/1939 1 4
74 Henry Jordan*+ 26 RDT 14 0 248 6-2 Virginia 1/26/1935 4 12 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 52nd pick / 1957
84 Gary Knafelc 29 13 0 217 6-4 Colorado 1/2/1932 7 1 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1954
77 Ron Kostelnik 21 14 0 260 6-4 Cincinnati 1/14/1940 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 26th pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 14th / 107th pick / 1961
64 Jerry Kramer 25 RG 8 0 245 6-3 Idaho 1/23/1936 3 8 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 39th pick / 1958
88 Ron Kramer 26 TE 14 0 234 6-3 Michigan 6/24/1935 4 9 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1957
78 Norm Masters 28 14 0 249 6-2 Michigan St. 9/19/1933 4 4 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1956
85 Max McGee* 29 SE 13 0 205 6-3 Tulane 7/16/1932 7 14 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1954
25 Tom Moore 23 13 0 215 6-2 Vanderbilt 7/17/1938 1 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1960
66 Ray Nitschke 25 MLB 12 0 235 6-3 Illinois 12/29/1936 3 7 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1958
22 Elijah Pitts 23 14 0 204 6-1 Philander Smith 2/3/1938 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 13th / 180th pick / 1961
83 Bill Quinlan 29 RDE 14 0 248 6-3 Michigan St. 6/19/1932 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1956
51 Jim Ringo*+ 30 C 14 14 232 6-1 Syracuse 11/21/1931 8 16 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 79th pick / 1953
10 John Roach 28 7 0 197 6-4 SMU 3/26/1933 5 0 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 31st pick / 1956
76 Bob Skoronski 27 LT 13 0 249 6-3 Indiana 3/5/1934 5 8 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 56th pick / 1956
15 Bart Starr* 27 QB 14 14 197 6-1 Alabama 1/9/1934 5 14 Green Bay Packers / 17th / 200th pick / 1956
27 John Symank 26 14 0 180 5-11 Florida 8/31/1935 4 4 Green Bay Packers / 23rd / 268th pick / 1957
31 Jim Taylor* 26 FB 14 0 214 6-0 LSU 9/20/1935 3 17 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1958
63 Fuzzy Thurston+ 28 LG 14 0 247 6-1 Valparaiso 12/29/1933 3 16 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 54th pick / 1956
61 Nelson Toburen 23 14 0 235 6-3 Wichita St. 11/24/1938 Rook 4 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 194th pick / 1961
45 Emlen Tunnell 37 13 0 187 6-1 Toledo,Iowa 3/29/1924 13 2
47 Jesse Whittenton*+ 27 RCB 14 0 193 6-0 Texas-El Paso 5/9/1934 5 13 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1956
24 Willie Wood 25 PR 14 0 190 5-10 USC 12/23/1936 1 9
Team Total 26.7 14 225.0 6-2.2 4.2