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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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Five Fun Facts About Scott Tolzien Of The Packers

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on November 10, 2013

When Seneca Wallace got hurt while starting in place of an already injured Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers turned to Scott Tolzien who they had just signed to their practice squad a short time before. Backup quarterbacks never know when they will get the call to enter a game in the NFL, but Tolzien did not have to wait long at all. Here is a look at five fun facts about the man who it appears will take over the Packers offense for the time being.

He Beat Out Who?

Scott Tolzien won the 2010 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the nation’s outstanding senior quarterback in college football. The other finalists for the award that year who he would beat out were Andy Dalton of TCU (Bengals), Colin Kaepernick of Nevada (49ers), Christian Ponder of Florida State (Vikings), and Ricky Stanzi of Iowa.

Not Bad… Not Bad At All!

Scott Tolzien finished the 2010 season at Wisconsin with a .729 completion percentage. This was the best single season completion percentage in Wisconsin Badgers history.

TD Passes In One Game

The most touchdown passes Scott Tolzien would throw in one game while at Wisconsin was four. He did this three times. He did it against both Michigan and Michigan State in 2009. He also did it against Northwestern in 2010.

Two Of The Top Four

During his college career at Wisconsin, Scott Tolzien had two of the top four passing seasons in school history. This happened in 2009 when he threw for 2,705 yards, the second most ever in the history of Badgers football at the time, and then in 2010 when he threw for 2,459 yards. The 2011 season would see another Badgers quarterback pass both those marks when Russell Wilson became the first Wisconsin quarterback to have a 3,000+ yard season.

How’d He Measure Up?

At the NFL Scouting Combine held prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Scott Tolzien was timed with a 4.93 second 40 yard dash. He was also measured to have a 29.5 inch vertical leap and a broad jump of nine feet eight inches.

Bonus: Scott Tolzien’s NFL Firsts

On November 10, 2013, Scott Tolzien got his first chance on an NFL field during the regular season. This came in a Packers loss to the Eagles after he came in to replace Seneca Wallace at quarterback. Wallace was hurt and starting in place of an injured Aaron Rodgers. His first NFL pass attempt was an incompletion thrown deep to Jordy Nelson. His first NFL completion went for 8 yards to tight end Andrew Quarless. His first NFL interception came on an intended throw to Jordy Nelson that was picked off by Brandon Boykin. His first NFL touchdown pass came from 22 yards out against Philadelphia that day and was caught by Brandon Bostick.

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