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More Than A Dozen Green Bay Packers Players You May Not Remember

Filed under: Do You Remember — by Mark on December 7, 2014

Everyone is usually more than a little familiar with the big name players and fan favorites who have played for their favorite teams. There are players though who slip through the cracks. They may start their career out with one team before quickly moving on to the next. They may also end their lengthy career with a team that they did not play for much. They also may just stop by on a roster briefly in between teams. With that in mind, here is a look at more than a dozen Green Bay Packers players you may not remember.

Mike Tomczak

Mike Tomczak started his career off succeeding Jim McMahon as quarterback of the Chicago Bears for six seasons. He ended his career with sevens seasons playing quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In between, he spent the 1991 season with the Packers and 1992 season with the Browns.

Andre Rison

Prior to his stop for five games with the Packers during the 1996 season, Andre Rison had been named to the Pro Bowl four times while playing for the Falcons. He’d continue his career the next season, moving on to play for the Chiefs.

Steve Bono

Steve Bono is famous as Joe Montana’s backup in both San Francisco and Kansas City, but he did put up a record of 28-14 as a starter during his NFL career. He played for seven teams during his career. He spent part of the 1997 season on the roster of the Green Bay Packers where he completed 5 of the 10 passes he attempted during the year.

Randy Vataha

Randy Vataha caught passes from Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett in college at Stanford and then again in the NFL with the Patriots. After six seasons in New England, he spent 1977, his final NFL season, with the Packers where he caught 10 passes.

Cedric Benson

coming off three straight 1000 yard seasons and having gained just shy of 6000 career yards, Cedric Benson joined the Packers in 2012. He started just five games and that was the end of his NFL career.

Sean Landeta

Sean Landeta won two Super Bowl rings, was a six time All-Pro punter, was named a member of the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team and 1990s All-Decade Team, retired as the oldest punter in NFL history at the age of 44, and played for five different teams. One of those teams was the Packers where he performed as punter during the 1998 season.

Vince Ferragamo

Vince Ferragamo had a fairly successful time playing for the Rams from 1977 to 1984. He finished his career in 1986 with one partial season with the Packers.

Harry Sydney

After winning two Super Bowl rings as a running back on the San Francisco 49ers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Harry Sydney spent the final year of his NFL career with the Packers in 1992. He would go on to be the team’s running back coach for a time, including in 1996 when he earned his third Super Bowl ring.

Bobby Douglass

Bobby Douglass was famous for his rushing abilities as quarterback for the Bears in the early to mid 1970s. He even retired holding several quarterback rushing records. After a partial season with the Chargers and two years with the Saints, he ended his career in 1978 playing for the Packers.

Terry Glenn

In between six successful seasons with the Patriots and five years with the Cowboys, Terry Glenn spent the 2002 season with the Packers where he racked up 817 yards.

Eric Metcalf

After starring for the Cleveland Browns for six seasons as an explosive and elusive running back, receiver, and return man, Eric Metcalf would play for six NFL teams between 1995 and 2002. His last stop was the Packers in 2002 where he played just one game.

Errol Mann

Kicker Errol Mann helped the Oakland Raiders win Super Bowl XI following the 1976 season and also led the NFL in points scored while playing for the Raiders in 1977. He started his pro football career as a rookie with the Packers in 1968 where he missed all three field goal attempts he tried during his two game stay on the team’s roster.

Mark Clayton

Mark Clayton made his name catching passes during the 1980s and early 1990s for the Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins. He spent the final year of his career in the NFL in 1993 with the Packers, catching passes from another eventual Hall of Famer, Brett Favre.

Jim Zorn

Jim Zorn was the original starting quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie in the franchise’s first season in 1976. He remained with the team for nine seasons. In 1985, Zorn played with the Packers, going 3-2 in his five starts.

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