Friday, January 24, 2014

Some Friday Willie

We’ve taken a week off after the season and are back with a selection of Willie Wood photos. Mr. Wood played Safety for the Packers from 1960-71, coming to the team as an undrafted free agent from the University of Southern California. A Washington, D.C. native, Wood was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, five-time Associated Press All-Pro selection, five-time NFL Champion, two-time Super Bowl Champion, a member of the NFL 1960’s All-Decade Team, a Packer Hall of Famer, and an NFL Hall of Famer. All of this was because he wrote to the team asking for a tryout when he was passed over in the draft. We think the Packers made out pretty good on that deal. Above, Wood in his fourth season — 1963.

A pair of Willies on the bench. That’s DE and fellow Hall of Famer Willie Davis on the right. 

Wood “action posing” in 1964. 

Studying for an upcoming opponent, 1964. 

Undated 1960’s portrait. 

In the L.A. Coliseum, 1966. 

Defensing a Detroit pass, 1967. 

Wood in the Pro Bowl, 1967. We’ve never seen this image before! Love the helmet.

On the Oneida Street practice field, 1970. 

Waiting for the snap in his final season, 1971. 

Posing with his Hall of Fame bust at his induction, 1989.
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