NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Malcolm Snider      67    G 6- 4 251 Stanford         1  4 25 14 1972 Trade-Atlanta
Jon Staggers        22   WR 5-10 180 Missouri         1  3 23 14 1972 FA-Pitt (1971)
Jerry Tagge         17   QB 6- 2 220 Nebraska         1  1 22  4 1972 Draft-1st round
Ike Thomas          37   CB 6- 2 193 Bishop           1  2 24 12 1972 Trade-Dallas
Vernon Vanoy        73   DT 6- 8 270 Kansas           1  2 25 13 1972 FA-Giants (1971)
Ward Walsh          26   RB 6- 0 208 Colorado         1  1 22  2 1972 FA-Houston
Ron Widby           20    P 6- 4 210 Tennessee        1  5 27 14 1972 Trade-Dallas
Clarence Williams   83   DE 6- 5 255 Prairie View     3  3 25 14 1970 Trade-Dallas
Perry Williams      31   RB 6- 2 219 Purdue           4  4 25 14 1969 Draft-4th round
Cal Withrow         74    C 6- 0 240 Kentucky         2  3 27 14 1971 Trade-San Diego
Keith Wortman       65    G 6- 2 245 Nebraska         1  1 22 13 1972 Draft-10th 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
1972 PACKERS DRAFT (February 1-2, 1972)
RND-PICK NAME                POS COLLEGE                 NOTES
1a -   7 Willie Buchanon      CB San Diego State 
1b -  11 Jerry Tagge          QB Nebraska                A
2  -  34 Chester Marcol        K Hillsdale 
3  -  59 to Minnesota Vikings for Zeke Bratkowski
4  -  86 Eric Patton          LB Notre Dame 
5  - 111 to New Orleans Saints for Wimpy Withers
6a - 138 Nate Ross            CB Bethune-Cookman 
6b - 142 Dave Pureifory       LB Eastern Michigan         B
6c - 147 Bob Hudson           RB NE Oklahoma St.          C
7  - 163 Bill Bushong         DT Kentucky 
8  - 190 Leland Glass         WR Oregon
9  - 215 to Baltimore Colts
10 - 242 Keith Wortman        OG Nebraska 
11 - 266 Dave Bailey          WR Alabama 
12 - 294 Mike Rich            RB Florida 
13 - 319 Jesse Lakes          RB Central Michigan 
14 - 346 Larry Hefner         LB Clemson 
15 - 371 Rick Thone            S Arkansas Tech 
16 - 398 Charles Burrell      DT Arkansas AM&N 
17 - 423 to San Diego Chargers for Cal Withrow
A - From Chargers in Kevin Hardy trade B-From Chicago for Bob Jeter C-From Rams in Travis Williams trade Bold Italics - Played for the Green Bay Packers BOLD - Played for Packers
1972 IN REVIEW
Green Bay parlayed a strong running attack and a stifling defense into its first playoff berth in five years, and its last until 1982. From opening day to the regular season finale in New Orleans, the Packers never relinquished first place in the NFC. Getting there was not easy. Change was the theme as the season started. 21 players from the 1971 squad were absent to start the season. With Dan Devine's major overhaul apparent throughout the starting lineup, the Packers set out to overcome the previous four years of non-playoff activity.The team's schedule was the fourth toughest in the league based on their opponents' winning percentage (.579) from 1971. Green Bay also butted heads with five teams that made the 1971 playoffs - six if the Vikings are counted twice. The Packers won four of those six encounters, including close wins over the NFC Champion runner-up 49ers and the defending champion Cowboys.
JERRY TAGGE - A HOMETOWN HOPE
It had all the makings of a Hollywood movie. A young boy sells concessions at the stadium he would later star as a quarterback. That seemed to be the theme in place for Jerry Tagge, the Packers' second first round draft choice in 1972. Born at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Tagge attended Green Bay West before starring at Nebraska, where, as a junior, he took over the starting position from Van Brownson, leading the team to two Orange Bowl wins and Tagge won MVP honors in both games. Tagge spent most of his rookie season on the bench, before going 3-3 as a starter in both 1973 and 1974, but he completed only three touchdown passes in the 17 games he played, with 17 interceptions. Tagge left for the San Antonio Wings (WFL). In the team's final game before the league folded in October 1975, he was intercepted five times. In 1977, Tagge joined the British Columbia Lions (CFL), and led them to a 10-2 record, winning four games in the last minute of play, before they lost their last four games. In the playoffs, the Lions defeated Winnipeg 33-22 for their first post-season victory since the 1964 Grey Cup. B.C. moved on to the Western Final but were crushed by the eventual champions, the Edmonton Eskimos, 40-1. Tagge was named the Western Division Most Outstanding Player, the first Lion to capture the trophy since Tom Brown in 1964. The Lions struggled in 1978 as Tagge was unable to re-create the magic of his first season. The club finished at 7-7-2 and missed the playoffs. Tagge returned to B.C. in 1979 and led the Lions to a 10-1 record but a knee injury ended his career. In 1981, Tagge moved to St. Louis, where he sold apartment buildings. He returned to Nebraska in 1986, initially selling life insurance, then founded Tagge-Rutherford Financial Services in Omaha, for which he serves as executive vice president. Years later, Tagge is finally at peace - Alcohol problems derailed his career (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article)
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Ken Bowman          57    C 6- 3 230 Wisconsin        9  9 29 14 1964 Draft-8th round
John Brockington    42   RB 6- 1 225 Ohio State       2  2 23 14 1971 Draft-1st round
Bob Brown           78   DE 6- 5 260 Ark-Pine Bluff   7  7 32 14 1966 FA
Willie Buchanon     28   CB 6- 0 190 San Diego State  1  1 21 14 1972 Draft-1st round
Fred Carr           53   LB 6- 5 238 Texas-El Paso    5  5 26 14 1968 Draft-1st round
Jim Carter          50   LB 6- 3 235 Minnesota        3  3 23 14 1970 Draft-3rd round
Tommy Crutcher      56   LB 6- 3 230 TCU              6  8 31 12 1971 Trade-L. Angeles
Carroll Dale        84   WR 6- 2 200 Virginia Tech    8 13 34 14 1965 Trade-L. Angeles
Dave Davis          47   WR 6- 0 175 Tennessee State  2  2 24 14 1971 Draft-7th round
Ken Ellis           48   CB 5-10 190 Southern         3  3 24 14 1970 Draft-4th round
Len Garrett         88   TE 6- 3 230 N.Mex Highlands  2  2 24 14 1971 Draft-15th round
Paul Gibson         41    S 6- 2 195 Texas-El Paso    1  1 24  1 1972 FA
Gale Gillingham     68   DT 6- 3 255 Minnesota        7  7 28  2 1966 Draft-1st round
Leland Glass        46   WR 6- 0 185 Oregon           1  1 21 14 1972 Draft-8th round
Charlie Hall        21   CB 6- 1 195 Pittsburgh       2  2 24 14 1971 Draft-3rd round
Bill Hayhoe         77    T 6- 8 258 USC              4  4 25 14 1969 Draft-5th round
Larry Hefner        51   LB 6- 2 215 Clemson          1  1 23  2 1972 Draft-14th round
Jim Hill            39    S 6- 2 190 Texas A&I        1  4 25 14 1972 Trade-San Diego
Dick Himes          72    T 6- 4 244 Ohio State       5  5 26 14 1968 Draft-3rd round
Bob Hudson          23   RB 5-11 210 NE Oklahoma      1  1 24 12 1972 Draft-6th round
Kevin Hunt          64    T 6- 5 260 Doane            1  1 23  3 1971 Draft-10th round
Scott Hunter        16   QB 6- 2 205 Alabama          2  2 24 14 1971 Draft-6th round
Dave Kopay          40   RB 6- 0 218 Washington       1  9 30 14 1972 FA-NO (1971)
Bob Kroll           44    S 6- 1 195 N. Michigan      1  1 22  5 1972 FA
Pete Lammons        86   TE 6- 3 228 Texas            1  7 28 12 1972 FA-Philadelphia
MacArthur Lane      36   RB 6- 1 220 Utah State       1  5 30 14 1972 Trade-St. Louis
Bill Lueck          62    G 6- 3 235 Arizona          5  5 26 14 1968 Draft-1st round
Chester Marcol      13    K 6- 0 190 Hillsdale        1  1 22 14 1972 Draft-2nd round
Al Matthews         29   DB 5-11 190 Texas A&I        3  3 24 14 1970 Draft-2nd round
Mike McCoy          76   DT 6- 5 284 Notre Dame       3  3 23 12 1970 Draft-1st round
Rich McGeorge       81   TE 6- 4 235 Elon             3  3 23  2 1970 Draft-1st round
Ray Nitschke        66   LB 6- 3 235 Illinois        15 15 35 11 1958 Draft-3rd round
Frank Patrick       10   QB 6- 7 225 Nebraska         3  3 25  2 1970 Draft-10th round
Francis Peay        71    T 6- 5 250 Missouri         5  7 28  6 1968 Trade-NY Giants
Dave Pureifory      75   DE 6- 1 260 E. Michigan      1  1 23 14 1972 Draft-6th round
Dave Robinson       89   LB 6- 3 245 Penn State      10 10 31 14 1963 Draft-1st round
Alden Roche         87   DE 6- 4 255 Southern         2  3 27 14 1971 Trade-Denver
1972 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
FEB 21 - Traded RB Donny Anderson to ST. LOUIS for RB MacArthur Lane
JUL 25 - DT Charles Burrell (16th round) left camp
JUL 29 - Released DT Bill Bushong (7th round), RB Jesse Lakes (13th round), DB Butch Davis, TE Ron Bullock, RB Steve Caputo, CB Ron Campiano and LB Ken Groh (69 players)
APR 18 - Traded DT Lionel Aldridge and a 1974 3rd-round draft choice to SAN DIEGO for S Jim Hill
AUG 7 - Released S Rick Thone (15th round), WR Al Pearman, DB Rich Searl, LB Ron Ely and WR Mike Carter (64 players)
AUG 21 - Claimed DT Vernon Vanoy off waivers from NEW YORK GIANTS. Waived DE Donnell Smith, DB Nate Ross (6th round), WR Dave Bailey (11th round), TE Tom Watson and RB Charlie Hicks. Granted RB Mike Rich (12th round) injury-related leave of absence
SEPT 1 - Traded QB Zeke Bratkowski to CHICAGO for a 1974 6th-round draft choice
SEPT 6 - Traded RB Dave Hampton to ATLANTA for OG Malcolm Snider
SEPT 7 - Traded a 1973 2nd-round draft choice to DALLAS for P Ron Widby and CB Ike Thomas
SEPT 8 - Waived LB Eric Patton (3rd round), LB Lerry Hefner (14th round) and WR Sam Dickerson and placed them on taxi squad (44 players)
1972 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (4-2)
AUGUST (3-1)                            RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB              LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
5  G-CINCINNATI BENGALS                W 24-14      1- 0-0 56,263 Scott Hunter             MacArthur Lane (43)         Scott Hunter (112)          Carroll Dale (3-69)
12 at Miami Dolphins                   W 14-13      2- 0-0 75,332 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (77)       Scott Hunter (106)          Dave Davis (3-106)
19 at Houston Oilers                   L  3-20      2- 1-0 46,460 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (47)       Scott Hunter (68)           John Spilis (2-25)
27 M-CHICAGO BEARS                     W 10- 7      3- 1-0 47,222 Scott Hunter             MacArthur Lane (50)         Scott Hunter (113)          MacArthur Lane (4-35)
SEPTEMBER (1-1)
2  G-ST. LOUIS CARDINALS               L 10-31      3- 2-0 56,263 Scott Hunter             MacArthur Lane (91)         Scott Hunter (98)           Dave Hampton (3-43)
9  M-KANSAS CITY CHIEFS                W 20- 0      4- 2-0 47,281 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (51)       Scott Hunter (127)          Leland Glass (2-61)
1972 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (10-4)
SEPTEMBER (1-1)
17 at Cleveland Browns (0-0)           W 26-10      1- 0-0 75,771 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (83)       Scott Hunter (150)          MacArthur Lane (2-63)
24 G-OAKLAND RAIDERS (0-1)             L 14-20      1- 1-0 56,263 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (73)       Scott Hunter (66)           Rich McGeorge (2-25)
OCTOBER (3-2)
1  M-DALLAS COWBOYS (2-0)              W 16-13      2- 1-0 47,103 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (91)       Scott Hunter (53)           Leland Glass (2-31)
8  G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-2-1)             W 20-17      3- 1-0 56,263 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (59)       Scott Hunter (240)          Leland Glass (4-74)
16 at Detroit Lions (3-1)              W 24-23      4- 1-0 54,418 Scott Hunter             MacArthur Lane (89)         Scott Hunter (149)          Jon Staggers (4-41)
22 M-ATLANTA FALCONS (3-2)             L  9-10      4- 2-0 47,967 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (88)       Scott Hunter (108)          Carroll Dale (2-60)
29 G-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (2-4)           L 13-27      4- 3-0 56,263 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (93)       Scott Hunter (130)          Carroll Dale (3-87)
NOVEMBER (3-1)
5  M-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-3-1)       W 34-24      5- 3-0 47,897 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (133)      Scott Hunter (151)          Carroll Dale (3-63)
12 at Chicago Bears (3-4-1)            W 23-17      6- 3-0 55,701 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (70)       Jerry Tagge (47)            MacArthur Lane (2-20)
19 at Houston Oilers (1-8)             W 23-10      7- 3-0 41,752 Scott Hunter             MacArthur Lane (126)        Ron Widby (68)              MacArthur Lane (3-23)
26 at Washington Redskins (9-1)        L 16-21      7- 4-0 53,039 Scott Hunter             MacArthur Lane (71)         Jerry Tagge (71)            Dave Davis (2-40)
DECEMBER (3-0)
3  G-DETROIT LIONS (7-4)               W 33- 7      8- 4-0 56,263 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (86)       Scott Hunter (67)           John Brockington (2-12)
10 at Minnesota Vikings (7-5)          W 23- 7      9- 4-0 49,784 Scott Hunter             John Brockington (86)       Scott Hunter (74)           Carroll Dale (3-32)
17 at New Orleans Saints (2-10-1)      W 30-20     10- 4-0 65,881 Scott Hunter             MacArthur Lane (84)         Ron Widby (34)              MacArthur Lane (2-11)
1972 POST-SEASON RESULTS (0-1)
DECEMBER (0-1) - NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF
24 at Washington Redskins (11-3)       L  3-16             53,140 Scott Hunter             MacArthur Lane (56)         Scott Hunter (150)          MacArthur Lane (4-42)
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
Green Bay assistant coach Bart Starr providing advice to the man who succeeded him as quarterback, Scott Hunter (SOURCE: Sports Illustrated archives)
Assistant coach Bart Starr (left), and head coach Dan Devine talk strategy with Tagge during a time out on the road. (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
Seasoned Packer fans will spot a couple of strange things in this photo from 1972. Rookie quarterback Jerry Tagge (left), a Green Bay native, works out with quarterbacks coach Bart Starr, who was an assistant coach for that single year. Tagge is wearing #14 before he switched to #17 for the rest of his stay in Green Bay. Why? Someone finally figured out that the #14 was Don Hutson’s number, which had been retired in 1951. Oops. The other thing that is strange in this photo is that this is the only known shot of Bart Starr wearing a helmet with a modern-style 1970’s face mask. Starr wore the single- and later double-bar face mask during his playing career. That helmet looks a bit small for you too, Bart… (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
The below pictures are from the September 24th program (versus the Raiders) (Source: Packerville, USA)