Friday, November 04, 2011

Tribute — Don Hutson

Back in the days of the Holmgren Era Packers’ resurgence to success and prominence, there were countless business entities cashing in on the team’s return to glory. One of them was a publication titled Packer Profiles, which featured content on the current team as well as a lot of historical material. We dug back into the Packerville, U.S.A. archives and are presenting this article about legendary receiver Don Hutson from October of 1997. Unknown to the current generation of fans as anything other than the name on the side of the team’s indoor practice facility on Oneida Street, he was THE receiver of his era. Tell the kids nowadays that he was Boyd Dowler, Carroll Dale, James Lofton, Sterling Sharpe, Antonio Freeman, Robert Brooks, Donald Driver, and Greg Jennings, all rolled into one — and more!