Monday, July 18, 2011

Michaels’ Golden Toe

As one looks back on the long and storied history of the Green Bay Packers, who can forget the golden toe of Lou Michaels? We came across this photo and just had to put it up here on the blog. Michaels was a standout defensive lineman for the University of Kentucky Wildcats from 1955-57. He later played pro football for 14 years, 1958-1971, with the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts and lastly, the Packers. He also excelled as a placekicker, and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1962 and 1963 seasons. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992. His brother Walt Michaels also played in the N.F.L. Lou Michaels played in ten regular season games for the Packers in 1971. He kicked 19 out of 20 extra points, as well as 8 out of 14 field goals for 43 total points.