NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Lionel Aldridge     82   DE 6- 4 245 Utah State       9  9 30 14 1963 Draft-4th round
Donny Anderson      44   RB 6- 3 210 Texas Tech       6  6 28 14 1965 Draft-1st round
Ken Bowman          57    C 6- 3 230 Wisconsin        8  8 28 14 1964 Draft-8th round
Dave Bradley        61    G 6- 4 245 Penn State       3  3 24  6 1969 Draft-2nd round
Zeke Bratkowski     12   QB 6- 3 210 Georgia          7 14 39  6 1971 Trade-Minnesota
John Brockington    42   RB 6- 1 225 Ohio State       1  1 22 14 1971 Draft-1st round
Bob Brown           78   DE 6- 5 260 Ark-Pine Bluff   6  6 31 14 1966 FA
Fred Carr           53   LB 6- 5 238 Texas-El Paso    4  4 25 14 1968 Draft-1st round
Jim Carter          50   LB 6- 3 235 Minnesota        2  2 22 10 1970 Draft-3rd round
Dave Conway         35    K 6- 0 195 Texas            1  1 26  1 1971 FA
Tommy Crutcher      56   LB 6- 3 230 TCU              5  7 30 14 1971 Trade-L. Angeles
Carroll Dale        84   WR 6- 2 200 Virginia Tech    7 12 33 14 1965 Trade-L. Angeles
Dave Davis          47   WR 6- 0 175 Tennessee State  1  1 23 14 1971 Draft-7th round
Jim DeLisle         79   DT 6- 4 255 Wisconsin        1  1 22  9 1971 FA
Ken Duncan          18    P 6- 2 200 Tulsa            1  1 25  3 1971 FA
Ken Ellis           48   CB 5-10 190 Southern         2  2 23 14 1970 Draft-4th round
Len Garrett         88   TE 6- 3 225 N.Mex Highland   1  1 23 14 1971 Draft-15th round
Gale Gillingham     68    G 6- 3 255 Minnesota        6  6 27 14 1966 Draft-1st round
Charlie Hall        21   CB 6- 1 195 Pittsburgh       1  1 23 14 1971 Draft-3rd round
Dave Hampton        25   RB 6- 0 210 Wyoming          3  3 24 13 1969 Draft-9th round
Doug Hart           43   DB 6- 0 190 Arlington State  8  8 32 14 1964 FA-St. Louis
Bill Hayhoe         77    T 6- 8 258 USC              3  3 24 14 1969 Draft-5th round
Dick Himes          72    T 6- 4 244 Ohio State       4  4 25 14 1968 Draft-3rd round
Scott Hunter        16   QB 6- 2 205 Alabama          1  1 23 14 1971 Draft-6th round
Larry Krause        30   RB 6- 0 208 St. Norbert      2  2 23  9 1970 Draft-17th round
Bill Lueck          62    G 6- 3 235 Arizona          4  4 25 14 1968 Draft-1st round
Al Matthews         29   DB 5-11 190 Texas A&I        2  2 23 14 1970 Draft-2nd round
Mike McCoy          76   DT 6- 5 284 Notre Dame       2  2 22 14 1970 Draft-1st round
Rich McGeorge       81   TE 6- 4 235 Elon             2  2 22 14 1970 Draft-1st round
Lou Michaels        75    K 6- 2 250 Kentucky         1 13 34 10 1971 FA-Balt (1969)
Ray Nitschke        66   LB 6- 3 235 Illinois        14 14 34 14 1958 Draft-3rd round
Frank Patrick       10   QB 6- 7 225 Nebraska         2  2 24 14 1970 Draft-10th round
Francis Peay        71    T 6- 5 250 Missouri         4  6 27 14 1968 Trade-NY Giants
Elijah Pitts        22   RB 6- 1 205 Philander Smith 10 11 32  6 1971 FA-NO (1969)
Al Randolph         27    S 6- 2 205 Iowa             1  6 27 14 1971 Trade-San Fran
Dave Robinson       89   LB 6- 3 245 Penn State       9  9 30 14 1963 Draft-1st round
Alden Roche         87   DE 6- 4 255 Southern         1  2 26 14 1971 Trade-Denver
Donnell Smith       74   DE 6- 4 245 Southern         1  1 22  5 1971 Draft-5th round
John Spilis         85   WR 6- 3 205 North. Illinois  3  3 23 14 1969 Draft-3rd round
1971 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
JAN 28 - Traded QB Don Horn and a 1971 1st-round draft choice (12th overall) to DENVER for DE Alden Roche and a 1971 1st-round draft choice (9th overall).  Traded RB Travis Williams and a 1971 4th-round draft choice to LOS ANGELES for a 1971 2nd-round draft choice and a 1972 6th-round draft choice. Traded the rights to WR Boyd Dowler to WASHINGTON for a 1971 5th-round choice. Traded a 1972 3rd-round draft choice to MINNESOTA for QB Zeke Bratkowski
FEB 16 - LB Jim Stillwagon (5th round) signed with TORONTO (CFL)
MAR 29 - Traded a 1972 17th-round draft choice to SAN DIEGO for C Cal Withrow
JUN 24 - Traded DT Kevin Hardy to SAN DIEGO for a 1972 1st-round draft choice
JUL 7 - Signed K Charlie Durkee, CB Charlie Hall (3rd round) and OL Greg Hendren (12th round)
JUL 22 - Traded CB Bob Jeter to CHICAGO for RB Ross Montgomery and a 1972 6th-round draft choice
JUL 31 - Traded DE Rich Moore to NEW ENGLAND for LB John Bramlett
AUG 16 - Claimed C Wayne Fowler (BUFFALO) and G Randy Winkler off waivers
AUG 19 - Traded 1972 5th-round choice to NEW ORLEANS for C Wimpy Winther. Claimed P Ken Duncan off waivers from MINNESOTA and K Dave Conway off waivers from DALLAS
AUG 24 - Traded 1973 4th-round choice to RAMS for LB Tommy Crutcher and 1973 4th-round  choice 
AUG 25 - Released K Karl Kremser, LB Steve Sarnes and C Wayne Fowler (54 players)
AUG 26 - Claimed WR Mike Savoy off waivers from ST. LOUIS. Claimed DB Dan Crooks off waivers from ATLANTA (57 players)
AUG 31 - Placed G Win Headley (8th round) and WR Mike Carter on taxi squad. Released DB Jerry Watson, DB Dan Crooks and WR Mike Savoy (48 players)
SEPT 8 - Traded an undisclosed draft choice to SAN FRANCISCO for S Al Randolph. Released K Dale Livingston and OT Pat Houlton. Waived RB Elijah Pitts, P Ken Duncan and C Cal Withrow and placed them on the taxi squard. DB Leon Harden refused taxi squad assignment and left camp. Waived DB George Fountain (44 players)
SEPT 13 - Waived WR John Hilton, LB John Bramlett, RB Virgil Robinson (2nd round) and WR Jim Johnson (7th round) (40 players)
SEPT 16 - C Wimpy Winther waived. K Tim Webster and QB Gary Lane waived from taxi squad. OT Kevin Hunt moved from taxi to injured reserve.
SEPT 21 - Waived K Dave Conway. Added C Wimpy Winther to taxi squad. 
OCT 7 - Placed P Ken Duncan on injured reserve list. Signed DB Butch Davis (CHICAGO) to taxi squad
OCT 26 - Waived DB Butch Davis off taxi squad. Signed K Tim Webster to taxi squad.
DEC 28 - RB Elijah Pitts retired and was named a scout
1971 IN REVIEW
Dan Devine's first game as head coach of the Green Bay Packers had him feeling literally run down. Besides losing to the New York Giants 42-40, the long-time college coach broke his leg midway through the fourth quarter in a sideline pileup following an interception by Doug Hart. Devine was taken to Saint Vincent Hospital where he listened to the remainder of the game on the radio. Devine, who had posted winning records at both Arizona State and the University of Missouri, struggled in his first year in the professional ranks. Inconsistency, turnovers and the lack of a passing game led to a 4-8-2 record, the worst for Green Bay in 13 years. The season would also see Bart Starr give way to Scott Hunter as the Packers' starting quarterback. The season's bright spot was the running of John Brockington, who captured the Offensive Rookie of the year with 1,105 yards rushing.
SECOND ROUND BUSTS
Prior to 2009, when the Packers cut QB Brian Brohm, one year after using a second-round choice on him, you would have to go back almost 40 years to find the last time the Packers released a 2nd-rounder this early in his career based on performance only.  In 1971, Dan Devine drafted RB Virgil Robinson of Grambling in the second round. He wanted him so bad, despite picking RB John Brockington in the first round, that he sent Travis Williams to the Rams for the draft pick. Robinson was tried as a running back, a wide receiver, and a defensive back, before the team released him the week before the regular season. Robinson would go on play 14 games with the Saints (101 yards rushing). The Saints released Robinson in October 1972, but he found one final opportunity to chase down his dream when the World Football League formed in 1974. Robinson played for the Houston Texans and moved with the team to Shreveport, where they became the Steamers. The league struggled to remain afloat and partway through the 1975 season, the Steamers organization asked players to take a substantial pay cut. With a wife and a new baby, Robinson made a difficult decision to end his football dream and pursue a career in banking, after rushing for 550 yards over two season in the WFL. More recently, the Packers parted with second-round draft picks after only one season four times, but they either traded the player or cut him because of a career-ending injury. In 2005, they drafted WR Terrence Murphy and released him the following April because of the neck injury that ended his career. In 1999, they drafted CB Fred Vinson then traded him in 2000 as part of the deal for running back Ahman Green. In 1992, they drafted LB Mark D’Onofrio, then cut him in 1993 because of a torn hamstring that ended his career. In 1975, they drafted OL Bill Bain, then traded him in 1976 for a third-round draft pick. 
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Bart Starr          15   QB 6- 1 190 Alabama         16 16 37  4 1956 Draft-17th round
Tim Webster         38    K 6- 0 195 Arkansas         1  1 21  4 1971 FA
Clarence Williams   83   DE 6- 5 255 Prairie View     2  2 24 14 1970 Trade-Dallas
Perry Williams      31   RB 6- 2 219 Purdue           3  3 24 14 1969 Draft-4th round
Randy Winkler       63    G 6- 4 260 Tarleton State   1  3 28  5 1971 FA-Atl (1968)
Wimpy Winther       52    C 6- 4 260 Mississippi      1  1 23 11 1971 Trade-NO
Cal Withrow         74    C 6- 0 240 Kentucky         1  2 26 14 1971 Trade-San Diego
Willie Wood         24   DB 5-10 190 USC             12 12 34 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
1971 PACKERS DRAFT (January 28-29, 1971)
RND-PICK NAME                POS  COLLEGE         NOTES
1a -   9 John Brockington     RB  Ohio State (A)
1b -  12 Traded to Denver (A)
2a -  37 Traded to San Francisco (B) 
2b -  46 Virgil Robinson      RB Grambling (C) 
3  -  62 Charlie Hall         CB Pittsburgh 
4  -  90 Trade to Los Angeles Rams (C)
5a - 115 Traded to San Diego (D) 
5b - 116 Donnell Smith        DE Southern (E)
5c - 124 Jim Stillwagon       LB Ohio State (F) 
6  - 140 Scott Hunter         QB Alabama 
7a - 168 Dave Davis           WR Tennessee A&I 
7b - 175 James Johnson        WR Bishop (G) 
8  - 193 Win Headley           C Wake Forest 
9  - 216 Barry Mayer          RB Minnesota 
10 - 246 Kevin Hunt            T Doane 
11 - 271 John Lanier       RB/TE Parsons 
12 - 296 Greg Hendren        G/C California 
13 - 324 Jack Martin          RB Angelo State 
14 - 348 LeRoy Spears         DE Moorhead State 
15 - 374 Len Garrett          TE North Mexico Highlands 
16 - 402 Jack O'Donnell        G Central State 
17 - 427 Monty Johnson         S Oklahoma 
A-From Denver (Don Horn-Alden Roche) B-Kevin Hardy trade C-From Los Angeles Rams (Travis Williams) D-Jacques MacKinnon trade E-From Washington (Tom Brown) F-From Wash through LA (Boyd Dowler) G-From Oakland (Jacques MacKinnon)
Bold - Played for the Green Bay Packers
1971 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (2-4)
AUGUST (1-3)                            RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB              LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
7  M-CHICAGO BEARS                     L  0- 2      0- 1-0 47,248 Zeke Bratkowski          Perry Williams (29)         Frank Patrick (66)          Dave Hampton (3-230
14 G-PITTSBURGH STEELERS               L 13-16      0- 2-0 56,263 Zeke Bratkowski          John Brockington (61)       Scott Hunter (93)           John Hilton (3-2)
21 M-MIAMI DOLPHINS                    W 10- 7      1- 2-0 47,286 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (49)       Scott Hunter (104)          Dave Hampton (2-21)
28 G-OAKLAND RAIDERS                   L 13-17      1- 3-0 56,263 Scott Hunter             Dave Hampton (49)           Scott Hunter (199)          John Spilis (2-58)
SEPTEMBER (1-1)
4  at Cincinnati Bengals               L 24-27      1- 4-0 55,477 Zeke Bratkowski          Dave Hampton (99)           Zeke Bratkowski (71)        Rich McGeorge (5-55)
10 at Buffalo Bills                    W 20-14      2- 4-0 37,301 Zeke Bratkowski          Dave Hampton (98)           Scott Hunter (86)           Carroll Dale (2-79)
1971 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (4-8-2)
SEPTEMBER (1-1)
19 G-NEW YORK GIANTS (0-0)             L 40-42      0- 1-0 56,263 Zeke Bratkowski          Donny Anderson (99)         Scott Hunter (158)          John Spilis (3-70)
26 M-DENVER BRONCOS (0-0-1)            W 34-13      1- 1-0 47,957 Scott Hunter             Dave Hampton (86)           Scott Hunter (41)           Rich McGeorge (3-59)
OCTOBER (1-3)
3  G-CINCINNATI BENGALS (1-1)          W 20-17      2- 1-0 56,263 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (120)      Scott Hunter (75)           Carroll Dale (1-32)
10 at Detroit Lions (2-1)              L 28-31      2- 2-0 54,418 Scott Hunter             Donny Anderson (84)         Zeke Bratkowski (105)       Donny Anderson (4-24)
17 G-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-1)           L 13-24      2- 3-0 56,263 Scott Hunter             Donny Anderson (62)         Scott Hunter (230)          Carroll Dale (8-151)
24 at Los Angeles Rams (3-1-1)         L 13-30      2- 4-0 75,351 Scott Hunter             Donny Anderson (56)         Scott Hunter (92)           Donny Anderson (3-47)
NOVEMBER (1-3-1)
1  M-DETROIT LIONS (4-2)               T 14-14      2- 4-1 47,961 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (111)      Scott Hunter (9)            Carroll Dale (1-9)
7  at Chicago Bears (5-2)              W 17-14      3- 4-1 55,049 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (142)      Scott Hunter (133)          Donny Anderson (3-50)
14 at Minnesota Vikings (6-2)          L  0- 3      3- 5-1 49,784 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (149)      Scott Hunter (62)           Carroll Dale (2-26)
22 at Atlanta Falcons (4-3-1)          L 21-28      3- 6-1 58,850 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (55)       Scott Hunter (72)           Carroll Dale (2-58)
28 M-NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-5-2)        L 21-29      3- 7-1 48,035 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (68)       Bart Starr (116)            Rich McGeorge (3-84)
DECEMBER (1-1-1)
5  at St. Louis Cardinals (4-7)        T 16-16      3- 7-2 50,443 Bart Starr               John Brockington (95)       Scott Hunter (129)          Donny Anderson (5-55)
12 G-CHICAGO BEARS (6-6)               W 31-10      4- 7-2 56,263 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (63)       Scott Hunter (169)          Dave Davis (3-46)
19 at Miami Dolphins (9-3-1)           L  6-27      4- 8-2 76,812 Bart Starr               John Brockington (63)       Scott Hu
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
LEFT - Seen conferring on the sideline at a 1971 away game are Packers’ legendary linebacker Ray Nitschke and new head coach Dan Devine. The new coach got off to an auspicious start when he suffered a broken leg following a sideline collision in the season opener, a 42–40 loss to the New York Giants. Nitschke would play one more season for Green Bay before retiring in 1972. He was later inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1978. (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
An All-American running back at Ohio State, John Brockington wasted little time proving himself worthy of the Packers' first pick in the 1971 NFL draft, finding the starting lineup after only his second preseason game. After posting an NFL rookie rushing record 1,105 yards in 1971, and being named unanimous All-Pro and NFC Rookie of the Year honors, he went on to become the first running back in NFL history to surpass 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons (seasons consisting of only 14 games), prompting some to compare him to the great Jim Brown. In his second year, Brockington helped carry the Packers to the NFC Central Division title. He also was a first rate blocker as well as a highly capable pass receiver, catching 138 passes for 1,075 yards and three touchdowns as a Packer. With 5,024 yards, Brockington still remains the third leading rusher in team history, trailing only Ahman Green and Jim Taylor and ranks second with 1,293 attempts behind only Taylor. In six-plus seasons with the Packers, Brockington had 13 games in which he posted 100-yards or more. A three-time Pro Bowler, Brockington was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1984.
(Source: Packerville, USA)




Lou Michaels was a standout defensive lineman for the University of Kentucky Wildcats from 1955-57. He later played pro football for 14 years, 1958-1971, with the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts and lastly, the Packers. He also excelled as a placekicker, and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1962 and 1963 seasons. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992. His brother Walt Michaels also played in the N.F.L. Lou Michaels played in ten regular season games for the Packers in 1971. He kicked 19 out of 20 extra points, as well as 8 out of 14 field goals for 43 total points. 
(Source: Packerville, USA)
LOMBARDI (1971) - One of the best books about Packers coach Vince Lombardi was called simply Lombardi. First published in 1971, it is made up mostly of quotes about the man from those who knew him best. “His shadow was long, his legacy large, and his place in the pantheon immovable. Green Bay Packer coach Vince "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing" Lombardi was such a legend in his life that even he had a hard time keeping himself in focus: "I don't know," he once said hauntingly, "what I am." This fascinating oral history, originally published in 1971, the year after Lombardi's death, helps unravel the conundrum. It brings a complex combination of benevolent father figure and tyrannical martinet back into view. What the hundreds of reminiscences from Lombardi lovers and haters both in and out of football don't completely capture--and that's not much--Vernon Biever's stark black-and-white photography fills in. The late poet James Dickey's surreal epilogue in the form of a free-verse eulogy is a curiosity for today's more politically correct world; it is daringly unafraid to charge through the neutral zone and tackle Lombardi's dark side.” — Amazon.com (CREDIT: Packerville, USA for more pictures and content)