NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Herb Adderley       26   CB 6- 1 200 Michigan State   8  8 29 14 1961 Draft - 1st round
Lionel Aldridge     62   DE 6- 4 245 Utah State       6  6 27 14 1963 Draft - 4th round
Donny Anderson      44   RB 6- 3 210 Texas Tech       3  3 25 14 1965 Draft - 1st round
Ken Bowman          57    C 6- 3 230 Wisconsin        5  5 25 14 1964 Draft - 8th round
Zeke Bratkowski     12   QB 6- 3 210 Georgia          6 13 36 10 1963 FA - Los Angeles
Bob Brown           78   DE 6- 5 260 Ark-Pine Bluff   3  3 28  6 1966 FA
Tom Brown           40   DB 6- 1 190 Maryland         5  5 27 14 1963 Draft - 2nd round
Lee Roy Caffey      60   LB 6- 3 250 Texas A&M        5  6 27 14 1964 Trade - Phil
Fred Carr           53   LB 6- 5 238 Texas-El Paso    1  1 22 14 1968 Draft - 1st round
Leo Carroll         67   DE 6- 7 250 San Diego State  1  1 24  6 1968 Trade - Atlanta
Leon Crenshaw       70   DT 6- 6 280 Tuskegee         1  1 25 10 1968 FA
Carroll Dale        84   WR 6- 2 200 Virginia Tech    4  9 30 14 1965 Trade - L. Angeles
Willie Davis        87   DE 6- 3 245 Grambling        9 11 34 14 1960 Trade - Cleveland
Boyd Dowler         86   WR 6- 5 225 Colorado        10 10 30 14 1959 Draft - 3rd round
Dave Dunaway        29   WR 6- 2 205 Duke             1  1 23  2 1967 Draft - 2nd round
Jim Flanigan        55   LB 6- 3 240 Pittsburgh       2  2 23 13 1967 Draft - 2nd round
Marv Fleming        81   TE 6- 4 235 Utah             6  6 26 14 1963 Draft - 11th round
Gale Gillingham     68    G 6- 3 255 Minnesota        3  3 24 14 1966 Draft - 1st round
Jim Grabowski       33   RB 6- 2 220 Illinois         3  3 23 14 1966 Draft - 1st round
Forrest Gregg       75    G 6- 4 250 SMU             12 12 34 14 1956 Draft - 2nd round
Doug Hart           43   DB 6- 0 190 Arlington State  5  5 29 14 1964 FA - St. Louis
Dick Himes          72    T 60 4 244 Ohio State       1  1 22 14 1968 Draft - 3rd round
Don Horn            13   QB 6- 2 195 San Diego State  2  2 23  1 1967 Draft - 1st round
Bob Hyland          50  C-G 6- 5 250 Boston College   2  2 23 14 1967 Draft - 1st round
Claudis James       27   WR 6- 2 190 Jackson State    2  2 24 14 1967 Draft - 14th round
Bob Jeter           21   DB 6- 1 205 Iowa             6  6 31 12 1960 Draft - 2nd round
Henry Jordan        74   DT 6- 3 250 Virginia        10 12 33 14 1959 Trade - Cleveland
Ron Kostelnik       77   DT 6- 4 260 Cincinnati       8  8 28 13 1961 Draft - 2nd round
Jerry Kramer        64    G 6- 3 245 Idaho           11 11 32 14 1958 Draft - 4th round
Bill Lueck          62    G 6- 3 235 Arizona          1  1 22 11 1968 Draft - 1st round
Errol Mann          39    K 6- 0 203 North Dakota     1  1 27  2 1968 FA
Chuck Mercein       30   RB 6- 3 230 Yale             2  4 25 11 1967 FA - NY Giants
Mike Mercer         38    K 6- 0 217 Arizona State    1  8 32  6 1968 FA - Buffalo
Ray Nitschke        66   LB 6- 3 235 Illinois        11 11 31 14 1958 Draft - 3rd round
Francis Peay        71    T 6- 5 250 Missouri         1  3 24 14 1968 Trade - NY Giants
Elijah Pitts        22   HB 6- 1 205 Philander Smith  8  8 29 14 1961 Draft - 13th round
Bucky Pope          80   WR 6- 5 200 Catawba          1  4 27  3 1968 FA - LA (1967)
Dave Robinson       89   LB 6- 3 240 Penn State       6  6 27 14 1963 Draft - 1st round
John Rowser         45   DB 6- 1 180 Michigan         2  2 24 14 1967 Draft - 3rd round
1968 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
MAY 2 - Traded LB Tommy Crutcher and OT Steve Wright to NEW YORK GIANTS for OT Francis Peay
JUL 12 - Released DT Al Groves (16th round). DT Dennis Porter (12th round) elected not to come to camp
JUL 15 - Released QB Lloyd Carr, FB Charles Moore, HB Ken Rota (17th round), DL Russ Sandstede and HB Bill McHenry (69 players)
JUL 27 - Released K Metro Gerela, DB Ridley Gibson (15th round), WR Frank Geiselman (13th round), C Ron Worthen (10th round) and G Tom Owens (8th round). HB Willie Ray Smith announced his retirement (58 players)
JUL 30 - Traded OT Steve Duich (5th round) to ATLANTA for K Dave Traynham. RB Bob Apisa and RB Walt Chadwick released.
AUG 17 - Traded FB Brendan McCarthy (4th round) to DETROIT for undisclosed draft choice (rescinded when Lions waived McCarthy)
AUG 26 - Traded LB Dick Capp to ST. LOUIS for a 1969 6th-round draft choice. Released K Wade Traynham and DB Andy Beath (7th round) (46 players)
SEPT 2 - Traded WR Bob Long and RB Doug Goodwin to ATLANTA for DE Leo Carroll
SEPT 4 - DT Dick Cash (10th round) claimed on waivers by ATLANTA (43 players)
SEPT 10 - Placed FB Ben Wilson, S Gordon Rule and QB Billy Stevens on waivers and then on taxi squad (40 players)
OCT 26 - Activated K Errol Mann from taxi squad.
NOV 8 - Signed K Mike Mercer
NOV 11 - Placed DE Bob Brown (broken leg) on injured reserve.
NOV 22 - Activated DE Francis Winkler.
DEC 1 - Activated DE Leo Carroll and WR Bucky Pope. Placed DE Phil Vandersea and DE Francis Winkler on inactive list.
1968 IN REVIEW
Phil Bengtson, the architect of the great Packer defenses of the 1960s, took over as head coach following Vince Lombardi's move to the front office. Despite a successful debut against the Eagles, the Packers struggled to a 6-7-1 record, their first losing mark since 1958. Green Bay had suddenly become old, with the average age of the offensive starters being 29, and the defense 29 1/2. The kicking game as a disaster, with four different players taking a shot at the position. Bart Starr led the NFL with a 63.7 percentage completion mark, but missed part or all of eight games. Green Bay's defense remained strong, ranking third in yards given up and was tops against the pass for the fifth consecutive season. While many Packer fans felt that the 1968 season was an anomaly, the fact was the players from the Glory Years were getting old, and there were few replacements in the pipeline.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - THE EARLY YEARS
Monday Night Football did not simply appear in 1970. There were several attempts to get Americans to watch football on days other than Sunday, and the Packers played a key role. Five Monday Night games were played in the 1950's, and in 1964, the Packers beat the Lions in a Monday night game. The NFL scheduled two Monday Night games in 1964, and one in 1965. An attempt in 1964 to play games on Friday nights was quickly dismissed due to criticism over the effect these games would have on high school football. Commissioner Pete Rozelle contracted with CBS to air one Monday night game during the 1966 and 1967 seasons. The St. Louis Cardinals played in both games, even though the team could not be considered a ratings grabber. They fell to the Packers in 1967. Seeing the success of the games, NBC followed suit by airing one AFL Monday Night game during 1968 and 1969. CBS increased its Monday night coverage to two games in 1968 and 1969, with the Packers beating the Cowboys in one of the 1968 games. In 1969, Rozelle approached the Hughes Sports Network, an entity wholly subsidized by reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, with the proposed Monday night games. Feeeling the heat, ABC, although still less than convinced, entered into a contract with the NFL to begin airing games on Monday night for the 1970 season.
MONDAY NIGHT GAMES IN THE 1960s
1964:- Green Bay Packers 14, Detroit Lions 10 (September 28)
1964: Baltimore Colts 47, St. Louis Cardinals 27 (October 12)
1965: St. Louis Cardinals 20, Dallas Cowboys 13 (October 4)
1966: St. Louis Cardinals 24 Chicago Bears 17 (October 31)
1967: Green Bay Packers 31, St. Louis Cardinals 23 (October 30)
1968: Kansas City Chiefs 26, Houston Oilers 21 (AFL) (September 9)
1968: Los Angeles Rams 24, St. Louis Cardinals 13 (September 16)
1968: Green Bay Packers 28, Dallas Cowboys 17 (October 28)
1969: Baltimore Colts 24, Philadelphia Eagles 20 (October 13)
1969: New York Jets 26, Houston Oilers 17 (AFL) (October 20)
1969: Dallas Cowboys 25, New York Giants 3 (October 27)
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Gordon Rule         47    S 6- 2 180 Dartmouth        1  1 22  1 1968 Draft - 11th round
Bob Skoronski       76    T 6- 3 245 Indiana         11 11 34 14 1956 Draft - 5th round
Bart Starr          15   QB 6- 1 190 Alabama         13 13 34 12 1956 Draft - 17th round
Bill Stevens        10   QB 6- 3 195 Texas-El Paso    1  1 23  1 1968 Draft - 3rd round
Phil Vandersea      83   LB 6- 3 235 Massachusetts    2  3 25 10 1968 FA - NO (1967)
Travis Williams     23   RB 6- 1 210 Arizona State    2  2 22 14 1967 Draft - 4th round
Francis Winkler     58   DE 6- 3 230 Memphis State    1  1 21  7 1968 Draft - 5th round
Willie Wood         24   DB 5-10 190 USC              9  9 31 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
1968 PACKERS DRAFT (January 30-31, 1968)
RND-PICK NAME                  POS COLLEGE
1a -   5 Fred Carr (A)          LB Texas-El Paso
1b -  26 Bill Lueck              G Arizona
2  -  53 to Los Angeles Rams in Ben Wilson trade
3a -  67 Bill Stevens (B)       QB Texas-El Paso
3b -  81 Dick Himes              T Ohio State
4a -  92 Brendan McCarthy (C)   FB Boston College
4b - 108 John Robinson          WR Tennessee State
5a - 121 Steve Duich (D)         T San Diego State
5b - 137 Francis Winkler        DE Memphis State
6  - 164 Walter Chadwick        HB Tennessee
7  - 191 Andy Beath             DB Duke
8  - 218 Tom Owens               G Missouri-Rolla
9  - 245 Bob Apisa              FB Michigan State
10a- 260 Richard Cash (E)        T NE Missouri St
10b- 272 Ron Worthen             C Arkansas State
11 - 299 Gordon Rule            DB Dartmouth 
12 - 325 Dennis Porter          DT N. Michigan
13 - 353 Frank Geiselman        WR Rhode Island 
14 - 380 John Farler            WR Colorado 
15 - 407 Ridley Gibson          DB Baylor 
16 - 434 Al Groves              DT St. Norbert 
17 - 461 Ken Rota               HB N. Dakota St
A - from New Orleans Saints for Jim Taylor - B - from St. Louis Cardinals for Fred Heron - C - from Pittsburgh Steelers for Dick Arndt - D - from Pittsburgh Steelers for Kent Nix - E - from New York Giants for Dave Hathcock
Bold - Played for the Green Bay Packers
1968 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (4-2)
AUGUST (3-2)                            RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB              LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
2  College All-Stars at Chicago        W 34-17      1- 0-0 69,917 Bart Starr               Donny Anderson (68)         Bart Starr (288)            Carroll Dale (6-103)
10 G-NEW YORK GIANTS                   L 14-15      1- 1-0 50,861
19 M-CHICAGO BEARS                     L  7-10      1- 2-0 47,127
24 at Dallas Cowboys                   W 31-27      2- 2-0 72,014
31 M-PITTSBURGH STEELERS               W 21-17      3- 2-0 47,265 Bart Starr                                           Bart Starr (130)            Carroll Dale (3-123)
SEPTEMBER (1-0)
7  at Cleveland Browns                 W 31- 9      4- 2-0 84,918 Bart Starr                                           Bart Starr (164)            Carroll Dale (3-83)
1968 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (6-7-1)
SEPTEMBER (1-2)
15 G-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (0-0)         W 30-13      1- 0-0 50,861 Bart Starr               Donny Anderson (92)         Bart Starr (220)            Boyd Dowler (5-110)
22 M-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (1-0)           L 13-26      1- 1-0 49,346 Bart Starr               Donny Anderson (37)         Bart Starr (148)            Carroll Dale (5-48)
29 G-DETROIT LIONS (1-1)               L 17-23      1- 2-0 50,861 Bart Starr               Donny Anderson (57)         Bart Starr (255)            Carroll Dale (6-205)
OCTOBER (2-1-1)
6  at Atlanta Falcons (0-3)            W 38- 7      2- 2-0 58,850 Bart Starr               Donny Anderson (101)        Bart Starr (275)            Boyd Dowler (5-55)
13 M-LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-0)            L 14-16      2- 3-0 49,646 Zeke Bratkowski          Donny Anderson (55)         Zeke Bratkowski (139)       Boyd Dowler (4-53)
20 at Detroit Lions (3-2)              T 14-14      2- 3-1 57,302 Zeke Bratkowski          Donny Anderson (71)         Zeke Bratkowski (102)       Boyd Dowler (3-28)
28 at Dallas Cowboys (6-0)             W 28-17      3- 3-1 74,604 Bart Starr               Elijah Pitts (58)           Bart Starr (260)            Donny Anderson (6-84)
NOVEMBER (2-2)
3  G-CHICAGO BEARS (3-4)               L 10-13      3- 4-1 50,861 Bart Starr               Elijah Pitts (43)           Bart Starr (154)            Elijah Pitts (4-33)
10 at Minnesota Vikings (4-4)          L 10-14      3- 5-1 47,644 Bart Starr               Jim Grabowski (89)          Bart Starr (118)            Boyd Dowler (4-50)
17 M-NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-6)          W 29- 7      4- 5-1 49,644 Bart Starr               Jim Grabowski (50)          Bart Starr (167)            Carroll Dale (6-181)
24 at Washington Redskins (4-6)        W 27- 7      5- 5-1 50,621 Zeke Bratkowski          Jim Grabowski (56)          Zeke Bratkowski (230)       Marv Fleming (5-59)
DECEMBER (1-2)
1  at San Francisco 49ers (5-5-1)      L 20-27      5- 6-1 47,218 Bart Starr               Jim Grabowksi (88)          Zeke Bratkowski (78)        Carroll Dale (4-45)
7  G-BALTIMORE COLTS (11-1)            L  3-16      5- 7-1 50,861 Zeke Bratkowski          Donny Anderson (48)         Zeke Bratkowski (113)       Jim Grabowski (5-260
15 at Chicago Bears (7-6)              W 28-27      6- 7-1 46,435 Zeke Bratkowski          Donny Anderson (54)         Don Horn (187)              Boyd Dowler (5-182)
After the retirement of Vince Lombardi in February 1968, his hand-picked successor was longtime defensive coach Phil Bengston. He was, as this 1968 season preview magazine stated, the “Man On The Spot.” Could Green Bay actually make a run at four straight NFL titles? Unfortunately, the aging talent on the roster, Bengston’s coaching demeanor, and luck worked together to make sure that the championship runs of the Sixties were over. Nevertheless, enjoy this snapshot of how you would have been reading about the team in the summer of 1968. (Credit - Packerville, USA)
The first year of the Phil Bengston Era is previewed in the following magazine. Vince Lombardi had retired as head coach in February, staying on as general manager while his former defensive coordinator took over with the team. Having won the N.F.L. title in 1967, the Packers grace the cover of this magazine, but the era of championships was over. (Credit - Packerville, USA)
 Another fine publication from the classic Sixties era is the Salute to the Packers series, which was published each year from 1961-62; and 1964-68. It is a review of Green Bay’s fifth championship season under Lombardi (the third consecutive), and the last for a long time. (CREDIT: Packerville, USA for more content and larger pictures)
Published the same year as Jerry Kramer’s “Instant Replay,” The Greatest Packers of Them All by Milwaukee Journal sportswriter Chuck Johnson spotlights some of the greatest players up to that time in Packers history. Ranging from Don Hutson to current players such as Bart Starr and Willie Davis, we get a look at how the team was seen by the press the year after Vince Lombardi stepped down as head coach. (CREDIT: Packerville, USA for more content and larger pictures)
“This groundbreaking look inside the world of professional football is one of the first books ever to take readers into the locker room and reveal the inner workings of a professional sports franchise. From training camp, through the historic Ice Bowl, then into the locker room of Super Bowl II, Kramer provides a captivating player’s perspective on pro football when the game was all blood, grit, and tears. He also offers a rare and insightful view of the team’s storied leader, Coach Vince Lombardi.” — Amazon Book Description
(CREDIT: Packerville, USA for more content and larger pictures)
More pictures from this book are below. (CREDIT: Packerville, USA for more content and larger pictures)