Thursday, January 08, 2009

Dave Hanner Day at City Stadium

During a Fall 1962 home game, most likely the Baltimore Colts game, defensive lineman Dave “Hog” Hanner was honored with “Dave Hanner Day” before the event. Hanner played for the Packers from 1952 to 1964, and later served as both coach and scout for the organization for a total of 42 years of service. He died from a heart attack this past September 11th at the age of 78. He is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.

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rhickok1109 said...

I just came across this and I can confirm the fact that it Dave Hanner Day was Nov. 18, 1962, when the Packers hosted the Baltimore Colts. I was at that game. I was working as a sports editor for a small newspaper in Ohio, but I took a vacation to visit my Family in Green Bay during Thanksgiving Week. My dad worked for the Press-Gazette and was the Packers' official scorer and I sat in the pressbox with him during the game.
It was very memorable for me because my childhood friend, John Gordon, who was an assistant equipment manager, presented Hanner with a portrait. John created the original Packer logo.