NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Herb Adderley       26   CB 6- 1 210 Michigan State   5  5 26 14 1961 Draft - 1st round
Lionel Aldridge     62   DE 6- 4 245 Utah State       3  3 24 14 1963 Draft - 4th round
Bill Anderson       88   TE 6- 3 216 Tennessee        1  7 29 14 1965 Trade - Washington
Ken Bowman          57    C 6- 3 230 Wisconsin        2  2 22 14 1964 Draft - 8th round
Zeke Bratkowski     12   QB 6- 3 200 Georgia          3 10 32  6 1963 FA - Los Angeles
Tom Brown           40   DB 6- 1 190 Maryland         2  2 24 14 1963 Draft - 2nd round
Lee Roy Caffey      60   LB 6- 3 250 Texas A&M        2  3 24 14 1964 Trade - Phil
Don Chandler        34    K 6- 2 210 Florida          1 10 31 14 1965 Trade - NY Giants
Dennis Claridge     10   QB 6- 3 225 Nebraska         1  1 24  1 1963 Draft - 3rd round
Junior Coffey       41   HB 6- 1 210 Washington       1  1 23 13 1965 Draft - 7th round
Tommy Crutcher      56   LB 6- 3 230 TCU              2  2 24 14 1964 Draft - 3rd round
Bill Curry          50    C 6- 2 235 Georgia Tech     1  1 22 14 1964 Draft - 20th round
Carroll Dale        84   WR 6- 2 200 Virginia Tech    1  6 27 13 1965 Trade - L. Angeles
Willie Davis        87   DE 6- 3 245 Grambling        6  8 31 14 1960 Trade - Cleveland
Boyd Dowler         86   WR 6- 5 225 Colorado         7  7 27 14 1959 Draft - 3rd round
Marv Fleming        81   TE 6- 4 235 Utah             3  3 23 13 1963 Draft - 11th round
Forrest Gregg       75    G 6- 4 250 SMU              9  9 31 14 1956 Draft - 2nd round
Hank Gremminger     46   DB 6- 1 200 Baylor          10 10 32  8 1956 Draft - 7th round
Dan Grimm           67    G 6- 3 245 Colorado         3  3 24 14 1963 Draft - 5th round
Doug Hart           43   DB 6- 0 190 Arlington State  2  2 26 14 1964 FA - St. Louis
Paul Hornung         5   HB 6- 2 215 Notre Dame       8  8 29 24 1957 Draft - Bonus
Allen Jacobs        35   HB 6- 1 215 Utah             1  1 24 14 1964 Draft - 10th round
Bob Jeter           21   WR 6- 1 205 Iowa             3  3 28 13 1960 Draft - 2nd round
Henry Jordan        74   DT 6- 3 250 Virginia         7  9 30 14 1959 Trade - Cleveland
Ron Kostelnik       77   DT 6- 4 260 Cincinnati       5  5 25 14 1961 Draft - 2nd round
Jerry Kramer        64    G 6- 3 245 Idaho            8  8 29 14 1958 Draft - 4th round
Bob Long            80   WR 6- 3 190 Wichita          2  2 23 13 1964 Draft - 4th round
Rich Marshall       70   DT 6- 5 270 Stephen F.Austin 1  1 23 14 1965 Draft - 10th round
Max McGee           85    E 6- 3 205 Tulane          10 10 33 12 1954 Draft - 5th round
Tom Moore           25   HB 6- 2 210 Vanderbilt       6  6 27 13 1960 Draft - 1st round
Ray Nitschke        66   LB 6- 3 240 Illinois         8  8 28 12 1958 Draft - 3rd round
Elijah Pitts        22   HB 6- 1 205 Philander Smith  5  5 26 14 1961 Draft - 13th round
Dave Robinson       89   LB 6- 3 245 Penn State       3  3 24 14 1963 Draft - 1st round
Bob Skoronski       76    T 6- 3 250 Indiana          8  8 31 14 1956 Draft - 5th round
Bart Starr          15   QB 6- 1 200 Alabama         10 10 31 14 1956 Draft - 17th round
Jim Taylor          31   FB 6- 0 215 LSU              8  8 30 13 1958 Draft - 2nd round
1965 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
JAN - WR Larry Elkins (1st round) signed with HOUSTON (AFL). T Alphonse Doston (2nd round) signed with KANSAS CITY (AFL). FB Doug Goodwin (5th round) signed with BUFFALO (AFL).
JAN 12 - Acquired K Don Chandler from NEW YORK for a future undisclosed draft choice
APRIL 13 - Acquired E Carroll Dale from LOS ANGELES for LB Dan Currie
JULY 25 - Waived QB Tom Singleton, QB Jim Van Gordon, HB Tellis Ellis, FB John Putman (14th round), K Steve Clark (17th round), G Ken Burke and T Ernie Smith on waivers (66 players on roster).
AUG 4 - Traded E Ron Kramer to DETROIT for a 1966 1st-round draft choice. Placed HB James Chandler on waivers.
AUG 17 - Placed T Roger Jacobazzi, DT Dick Herzing and HB Ron Heller on waivers (50 players on roster)
AUG 18 - Traded a 1966 6th-round choice to WASHINGTON for TE Bill Anderson
AUG 30 - Traded DE John McDowell to NEW YORK GIANTS for undisclosed terms. Placed HB Wally Mahle, HB Bill Symons and DB Donnie Davis on waivers (46 players on roster)
SEPT 7 - Placed E Jerry Robert, OT Rich Koeper and TE Jim Thilbert on waivers.
1965 IN REVIEW
Despite the offense being no better than 12th in the NFL, Green Bay won its first title in three years, thanks to its third-ranked defense. Jim Taylor failed to crack the 1,000-yard mark in rushing for the first time since 1959, and Green Bay's 3.4 yards per rush average was the worst since 1946. In nine games, Green Bay was outrushed by its opponent, but managed to win five of those contests. The Packer defense recorded 44 sacks (3rd best in the NFL) and an NFL-best 27 interceptions. Don Chandler replaced Paul Hornung as kicker and was good on 17 of 26 attempts, while Hornung had missed an NFL-record 26 field goals the previous year. One sad note came in June, when Packer founder Curly Lambeau died of a heart attack, leading to the renaming of City Stadium before the first pre-season game. Lombardi also signed a contract extension through 1974 in November.
LOMBARDI STAYS HOME...FOR NOW
When he first arrived in Green Bay, Vince Lombardi signed a five-year contract with an annual salary of $36,000 plus bonus clauses. In his first season, the Packers responded with a surprising 7-5 record, and New York Giants owner Wellington Mara approached his former assistant about replacing Jim Lee Howell as head coach. One year later, the Packers were in the NFL title game, which they lost, and, once again, Mara approached Lombardi about replacing Howell, who had retired. This time, Lombardi thought about the offer a little longer, but remained in Green Bay, where he would win the next two championships. As a reward for his decision to stay, the Packers renewed and extended Lombardi's contract in 1961 and 1963. The next serious challenge to Lombardi tenure in Titletown came in 1965. The expansion Atlanta Falcons apparently approached the legendary coach about taking over their team, as coach and general manager, when it began play in 1966. While we will never know how lucrative the offer was or how serious it was taken, Lombardi turned the Falcons down, but recommended his assistance coach, Norb Hecker. The Lombardi magic did not follow Hecker, who went 4-26-1 before being fired after starting the 1968 season 0-3. The Packers once again rewarded Lombardi for staying in Green Bay, with another contract extension. This one would run through January 31st 1974. There would be one more serious attempt to lure Lombardi from Green Bay. In late 1965, after firing Bill McPeak, the Washington Redskins asked Lombard if he was interested in moving to the nation's capital. The coach turned the Redskins down, and they offered the position to Otto Graham, the former Cleveland Browns quarterbacking great. After seeing Graham fail in three season to give Washington its first winning season since 1955, the Redskins again approached Lombardi after the 1968 season. This time, they offered a piece of ownership as an incentive, and, this time, it worked. The Lombardi legacy was moving east, and the Packers were left with a contract that was supposed to run until 1974.
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Fuzzy Thurston      63    G 6- 1 245 Valparaiso       7  8 30 14 1959 Trade - Baltimore
Lloyd Voss          71    T 6- 4 260 Nebraska         2  2 23 14 1964 Draft - 1st round
Willie Wood         24   DB 5-10 190 USC              6  6 28 14 1960 FA
Steve Wright        72    T 6- 6 250 Alabama          2  2 23 14 1964 Draft - 5th round
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
1965 PACKERS DRAFT (November 28, 1964)
RND-PICK NAME                  POS COLLEGE
1a -   7 *-Donny Anderson (A)   HB Texas Tech
1b -  10 Larry Elkins           WR Baylor
2  -  24 Alphonse Dotson         T Grambling
3  -  38 Allen Brown             E Mississippi
4  -  52 Wally Mahle            HB Syracuse
5a -  59 *-James Harvey (B)      T Mississippi
5b -  66 Doug Goodwin           FB Maryland State
6a -  74 Rick Koeper (B)         T Oregon State
6b -  80 Bill Symons            HB Colorado
7a -  85 Jerry Roberts (C)       E Baldwin-Wallace
7b -  86 Roger Jacobazzi (D)     T Wisconsin
7c -  94 Junior Coffey          HB Washington
8  - 108 *-Mike Shinn            E Kansas             
9  - 122 Larry Bulaich          HB TCU
10 - 136 Rich Marshall           T Stephen Austin
11 - 150 *-Jim Weatherwax        T Cal State-LA
12 - 164 Gene Jeter             HB Ark-Pine Bluff
13 - 178 *-Roy Schmidt           G Long Beach St
14 - 192 John Putman            FB Drake 
15 - 206 Chuck Hurston           T Auburn
16 - 220 *Phil Vandersea        FB Massachusetts 
17 - 234 Steve Clark             K Oregon State 
18 - 248 *-Jeff White            E Texas Tech 
19 - 262 *-Len Sears             T South Carolina
20 - 276 James Chandler         HB Benedictine 
A - from Philadelphia Eagles as part of Jim Ringo, Earl Gros, Lee Roy Caffey trade - B - from Pittsburgh Steelers - C - from New York Giants for Turnley Todd - D - from San Francisco 49ers * - Juniors
Bold - Played for the Green Bay Packers
1965 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (4-1)
AUGUST (2-1)                            RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB              LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
14 G-NEW YORK GIANTS                   W 44- 7      1- 0-0 50,837 Bart Starr               Tom Moore (40)              Bart Starr (153)            Marv Fleming (6-59)
21 M-CHICAGO BEARS                     W 31-14      2- 0-0 47,066 Bart Starr               Elijah Pitts (34)           Bart Starr (132)            Carroll Dale (3-43)
28 at Dallas Cowboys                   L 12-21      2- 1-0 67,954 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (48)             Bart Starr (216)            Boyd Dowler (4-41)
SEPTEMBER (2-0)
4  at Cleveland Browns                 W 30-14      3- 1-0 83,118 Bart Starr               Elijah Pitts (71)           Bart Starr (202)            Boyd Dowler (3-68)
11 G-ST. LOUIS CARDINALS               W 31-13      4- 1-0 50,858 Bart Starr               Allen Jacobs (45)           Bart Starr (181)            Boyd Dowler (4-26)
1965 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (10-3-1)
SEPTEMBER (2-0)
19 at Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0)        W 41- 9      1- 0-0 38,383 Bart Starr               Paul Hornung (50)           Bart Starr (226)            Boyd Dowler (6-104)
26 M-BALTIMORE COLTS (1-0)             W 20-17      2- 0-0 48,130 Bart Starr               Tom Moore (66)              Zeke Bratkowski (73)        Boyd Dowler (4-53)
OCTOBER (4-1)
3  G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-2)               W 23-14      3- 0-0 50,852 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (45)             Bart Starr (263)            Jim Taylor (4-76)
10 G-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-1)         W 27-10      4- 0-0 50,852 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (73)             Bart Starr (163)            Boyd Dowler (5-46)
17 at Detroit Lions (3-1)              W 31-21      5- 0-0 56,712 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (45)             Bart Starr (301)            Bob Long (4-106)
24 M-DALLAS COWBOYS (2-3)              W 13- 3      6- 0-0 48,311 Bart Starr               Paul Hornung (42)           Bart Starr (42)             Boyd Dowler (2-27)
31 at Chicago Bears (3-3)              L 10-31      6- 1-0 45,664 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (50)             Bart Starr (94)             Max McGee (6-58)
NOVEMBER (2-2)
7  G-DETROIT LIONS (4-3)               L  7-12      6- 2-0 50,852 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (50)             Bart Starr (107)            Carroll Dale (3-52)
14 M-LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-7)            W  6- 3      7- 2-0 48,485 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (68)             Bart Starr (73)             Jim Taylor (2-49)
21 at Minnesota Vikings (5-4)          W 38-13      8- 2-0 47,426 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (111)            Bart Starr (159)            Boyd Dowler (3-78)
28 at Los Angeles Rams (1-9)           L 10-21      8- 3-0 39,733 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (21)             Zeke Bratkowski (148)       Boyd Dowler (6-62)
DECEMBER (2-0-1)
5  G-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (5-6)           W 24-19      9- 3-0 50,852 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (89)             Zeke Bratkowski (90)        Boyd Dowler (3-51)
12 at Baltimore Colts (9-2-1)          W 42-27     10- 3-0 60,238 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (66)             Bart Starr (222)            Boyd Dowler (4-40)
19 at San Francisco 49ers (7-6)        T 24-24     10- 3-1 45,710 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (55)             Bart Starr (203)            Boyd Dowler (6-117)
1965 POST-SEASON RESULTS (2-0)
1965 WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF - DECEMBER (1-0)
26 G-BALTIMORE COLTS (10-3-1)          W 13-10             50,484 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (60)             Zeke Bratkowski (248)       Bill Anderson (8-78)
1965 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP - JANUARY (1-0)
2  G-CLEVELAND BROWNS (11-3)           W 23-12             50,777 Bart Starr               Paul Hornung (105)          Bart Starr (147)            Boyd Dowler (5-59)
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
Lombardi, ever the motivator, hung this sign in the Packers' locker room. (Credit: Packerville, USA)
The 1965 Pro Football Almanac (CREDIT: Packerville, USA for more content and larger pictures)
Packers RB Paul Hornung was the subject of another book just two years after the last one. This version, a somewhat hard-to-find book titled Football and the Single Man, was published in 1965. While the previous Hornung book was aimed at the wholesome youth market, this one teases with the angle of his swinging lifestyle and being a ladies’ man. It also deals with his suspension for the entire 1963 season due to his gambling activities. (CREDIT: Packerville, USA)
This nifty little book — How to Pass, Kick, Run, Block — was brought to the youth of America by the North American Phillips Corporation, or more specifically, Norelco®. This great instructional guide provided kids with passing advice from Packers’ QB Bart Starr, kicking advice from Cleveland’s Lou Groza, punting tips by the Lions’ Yale Lary, and general info on other positions. Also included is background info on the NFL, rules of the game, the language of football, popular formations and plays, and the 1965 league schedules. It is a quite interesting read, if you can find a copy. (CREDIT: Packerville, USA)