NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Jesse Whittenton    47   DB 6- 0 195 Texas-El Paso    5  7 28 14 1958 FA - Chicago Bears
Howard Williams     29   DB 6- 1 190 Howard JC        1  1 24  3 1962 FA
Willie Wood         24   DB 5-10 185 USC              3  3 25 14 1960 FA
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of
 Professional Football AGE - Age on September 1 G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent
1962 PACKERS DRAFT (December 4, 1961)
RND-PICK NAME                  POS COLLEGE
1  -  14 Earl Gros              FB Louisiana State
2  -  28 Ed Blaine               G Missouri
3a -  41 Gary Barnes (A)         E Clemson
3b -  42 to Cleveland Browns for John Roach
4  -  56 Ron Gassert            DT Virginia
5a -  65 *-Chuck Morris (B)     HB Mississippi
5b -  70 Jon Schopf              G Michigan
6a -  79 John Sutro (C)          T San Jose State
6b -  84 Oscar Donahue           E San Jose State
7  -  98 Gary Cutsinger          T Oklahoma State
8  - 112 *-James Tulis          HB Florida A&M
9  - 126 Pete Schenk            DB Washington State
10 - 140 Gale Weidner           QB Colorado 
11 - 154 *-Jim Thrush            E Xavier 
12a- 158 Jim Thorne (D)         HB S. Dakota St
12b- 168 Tom Pennington          K Georgia 
13 - 182 Tom Kepner              T Villanova 
14 - 196 Ernest Green           HB Louisville
15 - 210 Roger Holdinsky        HB West Virginia 
16 - 224 *-James Field          DB LSU 
17 - 238 Buck Buchanon           T Grambling 
18 - 252 Bob Joiner             QB Presbyterian 
19 - 266 Jerry Scattini         DB California 
20 - 280 Mike Snodgrass          C W. Michigan 
A - from New York Giants for Joel Wells B - from Baltimore Colts for Lamar McHan C - from Washington Redskins for Dale Hackbart D - from Dallas Cowboys for Steve Meilinger * - Juniors
Bold  - Played for the Green Bay Packers
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Herb Adderley       26   CB 6- 1 205 Michigan State   2  2 23 14 1961 Draft - 1st round
Gary Barnes         80    E 6- 4 210 Clemson          1  1 22 13 1962 Draft - 3rd round
Ed Blaine           60    G 6- 2 240 Missouri         1  1 22 14 1962 Draft - 2nd round
Lew Carpenter       33   FB 6- 2 215 Arkansas         4  9 30 14 1959 Trade - Cleveland
Dan Currie          58   LB 6- 3 240 Michigan State   5  5 27 12 1958 Draft - 1st round
Willie Davis        87   DE 6- 3 240 Grambling        3  5 28 14 1960 Trade - Cleveland
Boyd Dowler         86    E 6- 5 225 Colorado         4  4 24 14 1959 Draft - 3rd round
Bill Forrester      71   LB 6- 3 240 SMU             10 10 30 14 1953 Draft - 3rd round
Ron Gassert         73   DT 6- 3 260 Virginia         1  1 22 11 1962 Draft - 4th round
Forrest Gregg       75    G 6- 4 250 SMU              6  6 28 14 1956 Draft - 2nd round
Hank Gremminger     46   DB 6- 1 205 Baylor           7  7 29 14 1956 Draft - 7th round
Earl Gros           40   FB 6- 3 230 Louisiana State  1  1 22 14 1962 Draft - 1st round
Dave Hanner         79   DT 6- 2 260 Arkansas        11 11 32 14 1952 Draft - 5th round
Paul Hornung         5   HB 6- 2 215 Notre Dame       6  6 26  9 1957 Draft - Bonus
Ken Iman            53    C 6- 1 230 SE Missouri St   3  3 24 14 1960 FA
Henry Jordan        74   DT 6- 3 250 Virginia         4  6 27 14 1959 Trade - Cleveland
Gary Knafelc        84    E 6- 4 220 Colorado         9  9 30 11 1954 FA - Chi Cardinals
Ron Kostelnik       77   DT 6- 4 260 Cincinnati       2  2 22 14 1961 Draft - 2nd round
Jerry Kramer        64    G 6- 3 255 Idaho            5  5 26 14 1958 Draft - 4th round
Ron Kramer          88    E 6- 3 240 Michigan         5  5 27 14 1957 Draft - 1st round
Norm Masters        78    T 6- 2 250 Michigan State   6  6 29 14 1957 Trade - Detroit
Max McGee           85    E 6- 3 205 Tulane           7  7 30 14 1954 Draft - 5th round
Tom Moore           25   HB 6- 2 215 Vanderbilt       3  3 24 14 1960 Draft - 1st round
Ray Nitschke        66   LB 6- 3 235 Illinois         5  5 25 14 1958 Draft - 3rd round
Elijah Pitts        22   HB 6- 1 200 Philander Smith  2  2 23 14 1961 Draft - 13th round
Bill Quinlan        83   DE 6- 3 250 Michigan State   4  6 30 14 1959 Trade - Cleveland
Jim Ringo           51    C 6- 1 235 Syracuse        10 10 32 14 1953 Draft - 7th round
John Roach          10   QB 6- 4 200 SMU              2  5 29  8 1961 Trade - St. Louis
Bob Skoronski       76    T 6- 3 250 Indiana          5  5 28 13 1956 Draft - 5th round
Bart Starr          15   QB 6- 1 200 Alabama          7  7 28 14 1956 Draft - 17th round
John Symank         27   DB 5-11 180 Florida          6  6 27 14 1957 Draft - 23rd round
Jim Taylor          31   FB 6- 0 215 LSU              5  5 27 14 1958 Draft - 2nd round
Fuzzy Thurston      63    G 6- 1 250 Valparaiso       4  5 27 14 1959 Trade - Baltimore
Nelson Toburen      61   LB 6- 3 235 Wichita          2  2 23 10 1961 Draft - 14th round
1962 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
JULY 18 - Traded LB Tom Bettis to PITTSBURGH for 1963 3rd round choice and 1963 7th round choice
JULY 21 - G Jon Schopf (5th round) left camp.
JULY 29 - Traded T John Sutro to DALLAS for 1963 draft choice. Placed HB Don Ellersick, C George Haney, HB Roger Holdinsky, T Ted Kepner and HB Jerry Scattini on waivers.
AUG 12 - Traded HB Ernie Green to CLEVELAND for 1963 7th round choice
SEPT - Traded DE Ben Davidson to WASHINGTON for 1963 5th round choice
SEPT 4 - Traded E Lee Folkins to DALLAS for 1963 6th round choice and 1963 6th round choice. Traded HB Paul Dudley to NEW YORK for 1963 4th round choice. Waived QB Bob Joiner, K Ben Agajanian and T Dick Davis. HB Howard Williams placed on injured waiver list.
SEPT 11 - Released E Oscar Donahue.
1962 IN REVIEW
Of all the teams to take the field under Vince Lombardi, the 1962 squad came the closest to perfection. Green Bay ripped off ten straight wins to start the season, before falling to Detroit 26-14 on Thanksgiving. The final three games went to the Packers, as did the NFL title game for the second straight year. Even a knee injury to Paul Hornung, which forced him to miss five games, could not slow down Green Bay. Adding in the exhibition season, the Packers went 20-1 in 1962. Green Bay scored a league- high 415, while holding opponents to a league-low 148. The running game set an NFL record with 36 touchdowns. The defense, led by Herb Adderly and Willie Wood,intercepted the most passes - 31 - in the NFL. The only question remaining at the end of the season was "Could Green Bay win three championships in a row?".
A THANKSGIVING TRADITION
The Green Bay Packers were one game from perfection in 1962, and that one loss came on Thanksgiving Day 1962. The Lions' "Fearsome Foursome" (DE Darris McCord, DT Alex Karras, DT Roger Brown and DE Sam Williams) sacked Packers QB Bart Starr 11 times for 110 yards in a 26-14 Detroit destruction of Green Bay. The Packers were 10-0 coming into the game and the Lions' win avenged a 9-7 last-second Green Bay win earlier in the season. Green Bay and Detroit would meet again the following Thanksgiving Day, before Vince Lombardi was able to convince the NFL schedulers to end the series, which  ran from 1951 to 1963. Other memorable Packer-Lions Thanksgiving Day games of that series (Courtesy of the Detroit Lions website):
1951 - The highest scoring Thanksgiving Day game in history was the first of 13 straight Turkey Day appearances in Detroit by the Packers. QB Bobby Layne passed for four TD's and B Jack Christiansen returned two punts for a TD (89 and 72-yarders) to spark Detroit to a 52-35 victory. B Bob Hoernschemeyer also chipped in with an 85-yard touchdown run.
1953 - Green Bay led 15-7 at halftime but QB Bobby Layne connected with E Cloyce Box on a 97-yard TD play (now the third-longest in Lions history) and the Lions won 34-15 on the way to their second straight NFL crown.
1954 - Detroit beat Green Bay, 28-24, extending its streak of consecutive wins over the Packers to 12. It was the second time in five days the Lions defeated Green Bay as the clubs met the previous Sunday with Detroit edging the Packers at Lambeau Field, 21-17. Detroit finished the season 9-2-1 but lost the World Championship to Cleveland, 56-10, in a rematch of the 1953 contest.
1956 - A late-game QB Tobin Rote TD pass erased the Lions' title hopes in a 24-20 loss to the Packers. It was the first Thanksgiving Day game shown on national television, something now that is taken for granted.
The teams would not meet again on Thanksgiving Day, after 1963, until 1984.
1962 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (6-0)
AUGUST (4-0)                            RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB              LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
3  College All-Stars at Chicago        W 42-20      1- 0-0 65,000
10 at Dallas Cowboys                   W 31- 7      2- 0-0 54,500
18 St. Louis Cardinals at Jacksonville W 41-14      3- 0-0 18,250
25 M-CHICAGO BEARS                     W 35-21      4- 0-0 44,326
SEPTEMBER
3  G-NEW YORK GIANTS                   W 20-17      5- 0-0 38,669
8  Washington Redskins at Columbus, GA W 20-14      6- 0-0 16,000
1962 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (13-1)
SEPTEMBER (3-0)
16 G-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-0)           W 34- 7      1- 0-0 38,669 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (75)             Bart Starr (108)            Boyd Dowler (3-95)
23 M-ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (1-0)         W 17- 0      2- 0-0 44,885 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (122)            Bart Starr (173)            Boyd Dowler (5-82)
30 G-CHICAGO BEARS (2-0)               W 49- 0      3- 0-0 38,669 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (126)            Bart Starr (154)            Boyd Dowler (5-57)
OCTOBER (4-0)
7  G-DETROIT LIONS (3-0)               W  9- 7      4- 0-0 38,669 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (95)             Bart Starr (198)            Max McGee (5-69)
14 at Minnesota Vikings (0-4)          W 48-21      5- 0-0 41,475 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (164)            Bart Starr (297)            Max McGee (10-159)
21 M-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-2)         W 31-13      6- 0-0 46,010 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (160)            Bart Starr (107)            Ron Kramer (4-67)
28 at Baltimore Colts (3-3)            W 17- 6      7- 0-0 57,966 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (68)             Bart Starr (152)            Ron Kramer (3-76)
NOVEMBER (3-1)
4  at Chicago Bears (4-3)              W 38- 7      8- 0-0 48,753 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (124)            Bart Starr (181)            Max McGee (4-58)
11 at Philadelphia Eagles (1-6-1)      W 49- 0      9- 0-0 60,671 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (141)            Bart Starr (274)            Max McGee (7-174)
18 G-BALTIMORE COLTS (5-4)             W 17-13     10- 0-0 38,669 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (46)             Bart Starr (57)             Max McGee (2-26)
22 at Detroit Lions (8-2)              L 14-26     10- 1-0 57,578 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (47)             Bart Starr (142)            Ron Kramer (4-62)
DECEMBER (3-0)
2  M-LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-9-1)          W 41-10     11- 1-0 46,833 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (71)             Bart Starr (260)            Dowler/McGee (4-67)
9  at San Francisco 49ers (6-6)        W 31-21     12- 1-0 53,769 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (79)             Bart Starr (130)            Ron Kramer (4-48)
16 at Los Angeles Rams (1-11-1)        W 20-17     13- 1-0 60,389 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (156)            Bart Starr (205)            Max McGee (5-58)
1962 POST-SEASON RESULTS (1-0)
DECEMBER - 1962 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP
30 at New York Giants (12-2)           W 16- 7             64,892 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (85)             Bart Starr (85)             Boyd Dowler (4-48)
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
Equipment manager Dad Braisher adjusts a sign proclaiming the Green Bay Packers as "The Yankees of Football," in the team's locker room at new City Stadium in late December 1962. (Photo Credit - Green Bay Press-Gazette)
Petersen’s Pro Football 1962 correctly predicts the Packers to win the West (Photo Credit - Packerville.blogspot.com)
This biography of Packers’ RB Paul Hornung, titled Paul Hornung: Pro Football Golden Boy was a “SPORT Magazine Library Book.” It covers Hornung’s life from boyhood through the 1961 championship season with the Packers. Other books in this series profiled Johnny Unitas, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and others. This was the golden era of sports heroes for the youth of America. (CREDIT: Packerville, USA)
WORLD CHAMPIONS
The 1962 Green Bay Packers - 13-1 (1st-Western Conference)
Head Coach: Vince Lombardi