Ranking The 27 Green Bay Packers Hall Of Fame Players From Worst To Best
The Green Bay Packers are considered by many to be the greatest team in the history of the NFL. As the third oldest franchise in the league, they have the second most wins and the second highest winning percentage of any team of all time. They also have 13 championships, which are the most of any team in the NFL, which includes nine league championships and four Super Bowls. Only one team has had more long term players who made the Hall of Fame than the Packers. Overall, including stars who spent most of their careers elsewhere, the Packers had 27 players inducted into the Hall of Fame. Although this list only ranks players, it must be noted there is one legendary Hall of Famer who should be the highest ranked Packer of them all. That is Vince Lombardi, the coach and general manager who is one of the main reasons that so many other Green Bay Packers ended up in the Hall in the first place.
27. LEN FORD
As he only spent one season with the Packers, which was his final year in the league, Len Ford is the lowest ranked of all of the Green Bay Packers in the Hall of Fame. Overall he was obviously pretty good however. He started his career in college playing for the Michigan Wolverines on what is considered the greatest Michigan football team of all time, which went undefeated and won the National Championship in 1947. He spent the bulk of his professional career with the Cleveland Browns after starting his pro career with the Los Angeles Dons of the AAFC. Ford won three championships with the Browns and was a four time All-Pro as well. Despite acquiring Ford in 1958, the Packers won just one game that year and Ford retired shortly thereafter.
26. WALT KIESLING
Known more for his coaching career, Walt Kiesling (Pictured Left) played for the Packers for just two seasons out of his 12 years in the league. In college, he started on both offense and defense for the University of St Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. From there he played as a guard and a tackle in the pros, starting with the Duluth Eskimos and the Pottsville Maroons before moving to the NFL to play for the Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears, the Packers, and ending his playing career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He did manage to win a championship during his year with the Packers in 1936. As a coach, Kiesling began with the Pirates then coached the Pittsburgh Steelers for a number of years as well. He was also named to the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team.
25. TED HENDRICKS
Out of his 15 year career in the NFL, Ted Hendricks only played one year with the Green Bay Packers, thus his lower ranking. Nevertheless, it was an excellent year as he had five interceptions, blocked seven kicks, had two sacks, and registered a safety, becoming a first team All-Pro for the second time in his career. Hendricks played his college football at the University of Miami before being drafted in the second round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts. He spent five years with the Colts before being traded to the Packers in 1974. The following year he was traded again to the Oakland Raiders where he spent the remaining nine years of his career. Hendricks finished his career with 60.5 sacks and 26 interceptions as well as four safeties. He was named first or second team All-Pro nine times and was a part of four Super Bowl winning teams.
24. CAL HUBBARD
The only person to be inducted to both the Pro Football Hall of Fame AND the Baseball Hall of Fame is Cal Hubbard (Pictured Right), who just for good measure is also a member of four other Halls of Fame. For his time in Centenary College in Louisiana, he is in their Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. As a native of Missouri he is in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, and he is also in the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame. He is in the Baseball Hall for his work as an Umpire who called a number of World Series and helped develop the modern officiating standards for the game. He is of course in the Packers Hall of Fame as well for his impact with the franchise. He began his NFL career with the New York Giants, but being a small town boy who did not like the city, he requested to be traded to Green Bay. Once there, he was a key ingredient of three straight Packers championships. He was a four time All-Pro and a member of the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team.