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1997 Green Bay Packers

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.7, Offense: 5.3, Defense: 2.4, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 422 points (26.4/g), 2nd of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 282 points (17.6/g), 5th.
 Differential of 140 points (8.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.6-4.4.

Coach: Mike Holmgren (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Sherman Lewis
 Defensive Coordinator: Fritz Shurmur
 Other Notable Asst.: Andy Reid (Quarterbacks) and Mike Sherman (Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line)

Stadium: Lambeau Field
 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 Brett Favre*+ 28 6 16 304 for 513, 3,867 yards, 35 td, 16 int, & 58 rushes for 187 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1991
RB Dorsey Levens* 27 3 16 329 rushes for 1,435 yards, 7 td, & 53 catches for 370 yards and 5 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 149th pick / 1994
FB William Henderson 26 2 14 31 rushes for 113 yards, 0 td, & 41 catches for 367 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1995
WR Robert Brooks 27 5 15 60 catches for 1,010 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 19 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1992
WR Antonio Freeman 25 2 16 81 catches for 1,243 yards, 12 td, & 1 rush for 14 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 90th pick / 1995
TE Mark Chmura* 28 4 14 38 catches for 417 yards, 6 td Green Bay Packers / 6th / 157th pick / 1992
LT Ross Verba 24 Rook 11 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 30th pick / 1997
LG Aaron Taylor 25 2 14 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 16th pick / 1994
C Frank Winters 33 10 13 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 276th pick / 1987
RG Adam Timmerman 26 2 16 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 230th pick / 1995
RT Earl Dotson 27 4 13 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1993
 Defensive Starters
LDE Reggie White* 36 12 16 11.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1984 Supp
LDT Gilbert Brown 26 4 12 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 79th pick / 1993
RDT Santana Dotson 28 5 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1992
RDE Gabe Wilkins 26 3 16 5.5 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 4th / 126th pick / 1994
LLB Seth Joyner 33 11 10 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 208th pick / 1986
MLB Bernardo Harris 26 2 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Brian Williams 25 2 16 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1995
LCB Tyrone Williams 24 1 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 93rd pick / 1996
RCB Doug Evans 27 4 15 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 6th / 141st pick / 1993
SS LeRoy Butler*+ 29 7 16 3.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1990
FS Eugene Robinson 34 12 16 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Ryan Longwell 23 Rook 0 24 of 30 field goals & 48 of 48 extra points
P Craig Hentrich 26 3 0 75 punts for a 45.0 average, 0 blocked New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1993
PR Bill Schroeder 26 Rook 1 33 punt returns for a 10.4 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 6th / 181st pick / 1994
KR Bill Schroeder 26 Rook 1 24 kick returns for a 23.4 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 6th / 181st pick / 1994

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
82 Don Beebe 33 10 0 185 5-11 West. Illinois,Aurora,Chadron St. 12/18/1964 8 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1989
13 Steve Bono 35 2 0 215 6-4 UCLA 5/11/1962 12 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 142nd pick / 1985
22 Bucky Brooks 26 3 0 192 6-0 North Carolina 1/22/1971 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 48th pick / 1994
87 Robert Brooks 27 WR 15 15 177 6-0 South Carolina 6/23/1970 5 11 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1992
93 Gilbert Brown 26 LDT 12 12 340 6-2 Kansas 2/22/1971 4 5 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 79th pick / 1993
36 LeRoy Butler*+ 29 SS 16 16 197 6-0 Florida St. 7/19/1968 7 13 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1990
89 Mark Chmura* 28 TE 15 14 248 6-5 Boston Col. 2/22/1969 4 5 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 157th pick / 1992
91 Shannon Clavelle 24 6 0 287 6-2 Colorado 10/12/1973 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 185th pick / 1995
26 Mark Collins 33 1 0 196 5-10 Cal State-Fullerton 1/16/1964 11 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 44th pick / 1986
44 Chris Darkins 23 14 0 205 6-0 Minnesota 4/30/1974 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 123rd pick / 1996
60 Rob Davis 29 7 0 284 6-3 Shippensburg 12/10/1968 1 1
81 Tyrone Davis 25 13 0 240 6-4 Virginia 6/30/1972 2 0 New York Jets / 4th / 107th pick / 1995
67 Jeff Dellenbach 34 c 14 5 290 6-6 Wisconsin 2/14/1963 12 3 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 111th pick / 1985
72 Earl Dotson 27 RT 13 13 315 6-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 12/17/1970 4 7 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1993
71 Santana Dotson 28 RDT 16 16 278 6-5 Baylor 12/19/1969 5 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1992
33 Doug Evans 27 RCB 15 15 188 6-1 Louisiana Tech 5/13/1970 4 12 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 141st pick / 1993
4 Brett Favre*+ 28 QB 16 16 225 6-2 Southern Miss 10/10/1969 6 17 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1991
97 Paul Frase 32 9 0 272 6-5 Syracuse 5/6/1965 9 1 New York Jets / 6th / 146th pick / 1988
86 Antonio Freeman 25 WR 16 16 198 6-1 Virginia Tech 5/27/1972 2 14 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 90th pick / 1995
55 Bernardo Harris 26 MLB 16 16 247 6-2 North Carolina 10/15/1971 2 9
24 Aaron Hayden 24 14 0 216 6-0 Tennessee 4/13/1973 2 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 104th pick / 1995
30 William Henderson 26 FB 16 14 249 6-1 North Carolina 2/19/1971 2 5 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1995
17 Craig Hentrich 26 P 16 0 213 6-3 Notre Dame 5/18/1971 3 3 New York Jets / 8th / 200th pick / 1993
90 Darius Holland 24 dt 12 1 330 6-5 Colorado 11/10/1973 2 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1995
56 Lamont Hollinquest 27 16 0 250 6-3 USC 10/24/1970 4 1 Washington Redskins / 8th / 212th pick / 1993
32 Travis Jervey* 25 16 0 222 6-0 The Citadel 5/5/1972 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 170th pick / 1995
88 Reggie Johnson 29 4 0 256 6-2 Florida St. 1/27/1968 6 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 30th pick / 1991
54 Seth Joyner 33 LLB 11 10 241 6-2 Texas-El Paso 11/18/1964 11 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 208th pick / 1986
43 Randy Kinder 22 6 0 213 6-1 Notre Dame 4/4/1975 Rook 0
53 George Koonce 29 4 0 245 6-1 Chowan,East Carolina 10/15/1968 5 0
94 Bob Kuberski 26 dt 11 3 298 6-4 Navy 4/5/1971 2 3 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1993
25 Dorsey Levens* 27 RB 16 16 230 6-1 Notre Dame,Georgia Tech 5/21/1970 3 16 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 149th pick / 1994
8 Ryan Longwell 23 K 16 0 199 6-0 California 8/16/1974 Rook 2
80 Derrick Mayes 23 wr 12 3 205 6-0 Notre Dame 1/28/1974 1 3 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1996
38 Blaine McElmurry 24 1 0 188 6-0 Montana 10/23/1973 Rook 0
95 Keith McKenzie 24 16 0 267 6-3 Ball St. 10/17/1973 1 1 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 252nd pick / 1996
77 John Michels 24 lt 9 5 300 6-7 USC 3/19/1973 1 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 27th pick / 1996
85 Terry Mickens 26 11 0 201 6-0 Florida A&M 2/21/1971 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 146th pick / 1994
28 Roderick Mullen 25 db 16 1 202 6-1 Grambling St. 12/5/1972 2 2 New York Giants / 5th / 153rd pick / 1995
21 Craig Newsome 26 db 1 1 190 6-0 Arizona St. 8/10/1971 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 32nd pick / 1995
18 Doug Pederson 29 1 0 220 6-3 La-Monroe 1/31/1968 4 0
88 Roell Preston 25 1 0 187 5-10 Mississippi 6/23/1972 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 145th pick / 1995
39 Mike Prior 34 16 0 208 6-0 Illinois St. 11/14/1963 12 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 176th pick / 1985
62 Marco Rivera 25 14 0 310 6-4 Penn St. 4/26/1972 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 208th pick / 1996
41 Eugene Robinson 34 FS 16 16 200 6-1 Colgate 5/28/1963 12 7
84 Bill Schroeder 26 KR 15 1 200 6-3 Wisc-LaCrosse 1/9/1971 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 181st pick / 1994
42 Darren Sharper 22 14 0 210 6-2 William & Mary 11/3/1975 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1997
59 Wayne Simmons 28 llb 6 6 245 6-2 Clemson 12/15/1969 4 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 15th pick / 1993
99 Jermaine Smith 25 9 0 298 6-3 Georgia 2/3/1972 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 126th pick / 1997
73 Aaron Taylor 25 LG 14 14 305 6-4 Notre Dame 11/14/1972 2 7 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 16th pick / 1994
83 Jeff Thomason 28 te 13 1 255 6-5 Oregon 12/30/1969 5 1
63 Adam Timmerman 26 RG 16 16 310 6-4 South Dakota St. 8/14/1971 2 8 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 230th pick / 1995
78 Ross Verba 24 LT 16 11 308 6-4 Iowa 10/31/1973 Rook 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 30th pick / 1997
92 Reggie White* 36 LDE 16 16 291 6-5 Tennessee 12/19/1961 12 15 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1984 Supp
64 Bruce Wilkerson 33 t 16 3 295 6-5 Tennessee 7/28/1964 10 3 Los Angeles Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1987
98 Gabe Wilkins 26 RDE 16 16 304 6-5 Gardner-Webb 9/1/1971 3 10 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 126th pick / 1994
51 Brian Williams 25 RLB 16 16 240 6-1 USC 12/17/1972 2 9 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1995
96 Gerald Williams 34 4 0 290 6-3 Auburn 9/8/1963 11 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1986
37 Tyrone Williams 24 LCB 16 15 193 5-11 Nebraska 5/31/1973 1 6 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 93rd pick / 1996
52 Frank Winters 33 C 13 13 291 6-3 West. Illinois 1/23/1964 10 7 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 276th pick / 1987
Team Total 27.3 16 244.2 6-2.2 4.1