NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Blake Moore         60    C 6- 5 272 Wooster          2  6 27 16 1984 FA - Cin (1983)
Rich Moran          57    G 6- 2 272 San Diego State  1  1 23 16 1985 Draft - 3rd round
Mark Murphy         37    S 6- 2 201 West Liberty St  6  6 27 14 1980 FA
Brian Noble         91   LB 6- 2 229 Arizona State    1  1 22 16 1985 Draft - 5th round
Guy Prather         51   LB 6- 2 229 Grambling        5  5 27 16 1981 FA
Joe Prokop          11    P 6- 3 225 Cal Poly-Pomona  1  1 25  9 1985 FA
Ken Ruettgers       75    T 6- 5 267 USC              1  1 23 16 1985 Draft - 1st round
Randy Scott         55   LB 6- 1 228 Alabama          5  5 26 16 1981 FA
Mark Shumate        71   NT 6- 5 265 Wisconsin        1  1 25  3 1985 FA - NY Jets
Walter Stanley      87   WR 5- 9 180 Mesa             1  1 22 14 1985 Draft - 4th round
Ken Stills          29    S 5-10 185 Wisconsin        1  1 22  8 1985 Draft - 8th round
Karl Swanke         67    T 6- 6 275 Boston College   6  6 27 15 1980 Draft - 6th round
Maurice Turner      20   RB 5-11 199 Utah State       1  2 25 13 1985 FA - Minnesota
Keith Uecker        70    G 6- 5 270 Auburn           2  4 25  8 1984 FA - Denver (1983)
Ed West             86   TE 6- 1 236 Auburn           2  2 24 16 1984 FA
Blake Wingle        61    G 6- 2 260 UCLA             1  3 25  2 1985 FA - Pittsburgh
Randy Wright        16   QB 6- 2 194 Wisconsin        2  2 24  7 1984 Draft - 6th round
Jim Zorn            18   QB 6- 2 200 Cal Poly-Pomona  1 10 32 13 1985 FA - Sea (1984)
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
1985 PACKERS DRAFT (April 30 - May 1, 1985)
RND-PCK NAME                POS COLLEGE       NOTES
1     7 Ken Ruettgers         T USC
2    42 Traded to Buffalo
3    71 Rich Moran          C/G San Diego St
4    98 Walter Stanley       WR Mesa State 
5   125 Brian Noble          LB Arizona State 
6   155 Mark Lewis           TE Texas A&M 
7a  171 Eric Wilson          LB Maryland      (A) 
7b  182 Gary Ellerson        RB Wisconsin 
8   209 Ken Stills            S Wisconsin 
9   239 Morris Johnson        G Alabama A&M 
10  266 Ronnie Burgess       CB Wake Forest 
11  294 Joe Shield           QB Trinity (CN)  
12  323 Jim Meyer             P Arizona St
A-From Minnesota in Jan Stenerud trade
Bold - Played for the Green Bay Packers
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
John Anderson       59   LB 6- 3 229 Michigan         8  8 29 16 1978 Draft - 1st round
Don Bracken         17    P 6- 0 205 Michigan         1  1 23  7 1985 FA
Robert Brown        93   DE 6- 2 270 Virginia Tech    4  4 25 16 1982 Draft - 4th round
Ronnie Burgess      39   DB 5-11 175 Wake Forest      1  1 22 11 1985 Draft - 10th round
Mike Butler         77   DE 6- 5 269 Kansas           7  7 31 12 1985 FA - TB (USFL)
Mossy Cade          24   CB 6- 1 195 Texas            1  1 23 14 1985 Trade - San Diego
Mark Cannon         58    C 6- 3 268 TX-Arlington     2  2 23 16 1984 Draft - 11th round
Alphonso Carreker   76   DE 6- 6 270 Florida State    2  2 23 16 1984 Draft - 1st round
Chuck Clanton       23   DB 5-11 192 Auburn           1  1 23  3 1985 USFL Draft - Birm
Jessie Clark        33   FB 6- 0 233 Arkansas         3  3 25 16 1983 Draft - 7th round
Paul Coffman        82   TE 6- 3 225 Kansas State     8  8 29 16 1978 FA
George Cumby        52   LB 6- 0 224 Oklahoma         6  6 29 16 1980 Draft - 1st round
Tony Degrate        95   DE 6- 3 280 Texas            1  1 23  1 1985 FA
Al Del Greco        10    K 5-10 195 Auburn           2  2 23 16 1984 FA
Preston Dennard     88   WR 6- 1 183 New Mexico       1  8 29 16 1985 Trade - Buffalo
Lynn Dickey         12   QB 6- 4 210 Kansas State     9 13 34 12 1976 Trade - Houston
John Dorsey         99   LB 6- 2 235 Connecticut      2  2 25 16 1984 Draft - 4th round
Mike Douglass       53   LB 6- 0 214 San Diego State  8  8 30 16 1978 Draft - 5th round
Gery Ellerson       42   RB 5-11 220 Wisconsin        1  1 22 15 1985 Draft - 7th round
Gerry Ellis         31   FB 5-11 225 Missouri         6  6 27 16 1980 FA
Phillip Epps        85   WR 5-10 165 TCU              4  4 26 16 1982 Draft - 12th round
Tom Flynn           41    S 6- 0 195 Pittsburgh       2  2 23 15 1984 Draft - 5th round
Ron Hallstrom       65    G 6- 6 289 Iowa             4  4 26 16 1982 Draft - 1st round
Gary Hayes          27   CB 5-10 180 Fresno State     2  2 28 16 1984 FA
Harlan Huckleby     25   HB 6- 1 201 Michigan         6  6 27 11 1980 FA
Tim Huffman         74    T 6- 5 280 Notre Dame       5  5 26  2 1981 Draft - 9th round
Donnie Humphrey     79   DE 6- 3 275 Auburn           2  2 24 16 1984 Draft - 3rd round
Eddie Lee Ivery     40   RB 6- 1 210 Georgia Tech     7  7 28 15 1979 Draft - 1st round
Ezra Johnson        90   DE 6- 4 259 Morris Brown     9  9 29 16 1977 Draft - 1st round
Daryll Jones        43    S 6- 0 195 Georgia          2  2 23  8 1984 Draft - 7th round
Greg Koch           68    T 6- 4 276 Arkansas         9  9 30 16 1977 Draft - 2nd round
Mark Lee            22   CB 5-11 188 Washington       6  6 27 14 1980 Draft - 2nd round
Mark Lewis          89   TE 6- 2 237 Texas A&M        1  1 24  1 1985 Draft - 6th round
Tim Lewis           26   CB 5-11 191 Pittsburgh       3  3 23 16 1983 Draft - 1st round
James Lofton        80   WR 6- 3 197 Stanford         8  8 29 16 1978 Draft - 1st round
Charles Martin      94   DE 6- 4 282 Livingston       2  2 26 16 1984 FA
Mike McLeod         28    S 6- 0 180 Montana State    2  2 27  8 1984 FA
1985 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
APRIL 26 - Traded a 1986 6th-round draft choice to DENVER for QB Scott Brunner
APRIL 30 - Traded a 1985 1st-round draft choice and a 1985 2nd-round draft choice to BUFFALO for a 1985 1st-round draft choice (T Ken Ruettgers) and a 1986 4th-round selection (LB Tim Harris)
AUGUST 20 - Traded a 1986 12th-round draft choice to BUFFALO for WR Preston Dennard
AUGUST 26 - Traded QB Scott Brunner to ST. LOUIS for a 1986 6th-round draft choice (LB Burnell Dent)
SEPTEMBER 4 - Traded a 1986 11th-round draft choice to CINCINNATI for G/T Mike Obrovac
SEPTEMBER 5 - Traded a 1986 1st-round draft choice and a 1987 5th-round draft choice to SAN DIEGO for DB Mossy Cade
SEPTEMBER 19 - Traded WR John Jefferson to CLEVELAND for the rights for OG Tom Robison (Browns choice in '84 USFL supplemental draft) and a 1987 7th-round pick (P Bill Smith)
1985 IN REVIEW
Green Bay finished at .500 for the third consecutive season, despite a passing game (197.7 net yards per game, the worst since 1979) which was hurt by
the trade of John Jefferson to Cleveland and an injury-riddled season for Lynn Dickey. The 36-year old was demoted to second string for a time early in the
season and went out with an injury in Week 14. Jim Zorn and Randy Wright were mostly inefficient in moving the team. Dickey would leave after the 1985
campaign, when he could not agree on a new contract. Eddie Lee Ivery, Gerry Ellis and Jessie Clark led a running game which averaged 138 yards per
contest, the best since 1973. Ellis would end the season with a 5.49 yard per carry average, the best in team history. Lambeau Field also had a new look,
with 72 luxury boxes being added, increasing the capacity from 56,263 to 56,926.
THE BLIZZARD OF 1995
(SOURCE: BucPower.com) Week 13 was a trip to Lambeau Field to play the Packers, not exactly world-beaters at the time themselves. And it was snowing
in Green Bay. Hard. And getting worse. Six inches of snow fell the day before the game, six inches fell during the game and another foot and a half the
following day. It was the worst weather Lambeau Field had seen on a game day in 30 years. Total white-out conditions at times, grounds crew trying to
sweep the lines between plays and coaches and commentators alike having difficulty in seeing on to the field. And the Bucs were in white. The Bucs were
outgained by the incredible margin of 512 yards to 61 and it was only two short missed fieldgoals by Al Del Greco of the Packers (basically because he couldn't stand up straight to kick them) and a pair of fumbles that stopped the game being a total annihilation on the scoreboard. A shade under 20,000 were in the stands to see the game although probably many more were unable to travel across snowbound Wisconsin to get to Lambeau Field that afternoon. It was 30 first downs to five for the Pack and Lynn Dickey's passing performance was nothing short of unreal in the conditions. James Lofton had over 100 yards by half-time and Dickey's arm was every bit as good as Brett Favre who would follow him a decade later. Steve Young threw one out pass that sailed on the wind and flew over the receiver's head. He tried again on the next play and the wind knocked it down to fall incomplete five yards from Kevin House's feet. Backs and linemen were slipping all over the place unless they had a Packer helmet on, in which case they seemed to be playing on perfect grass. The 1985 Bucs were not a great team and they quickly realised that as soon as the Packers scored, any hope of success was beyond them. Thanks to a fumble recovery, they did get inside the Green Bay 20-yard line at the end of the third quarter but the incompetent Leeman Bennett didn't call a time out and hence had to attempt the kick at the other end of the field at the start of the fourth quarter when the teams changed ends. I don't know if Igwebuike missed left, right or short - you simply couldn't see the ball flying off his foot.  The Bucs did get out of Wisconsin on a flight that evening but several of the players had staged a protest convinced it was not safe to fly. Eventually the pilot had to come out of the cockpit to convince them that he had a wife and family and wouldn't put them at risk by taking off in dangerous conditions. "Show us the pictures" LB and current Buc radio show host Scot Brantley remembers calling out. "You could hear a pin drop when we rolled down the runway" he added. 
1985 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (1-3)
AUGUST (1-3)                            RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB             LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
10 at Dallas Cowboys                   L  3-27      0- 1-0 41,847 Randy Wright            Gary Ellerson (40)          Randy Wright (91)           Phil Epps (2-58)
17 at N.Y. Giants                      L  2-10      0- 2-0 35,798 Randy Wright            Gerry Ellis (27)            Randy Wright (203)          Paul Coffman (6-61)
24 M-ATLANTA FALCONS                   W 28-24      1- 2-0 49,703 Lynn Dickey             Gerry Ellis (23)            Lynn Dickey (286)           Phil Epps (6-161)
31 G-NEW YORK JETS                     L 20-30      1- 3-0 56,753 Randy Wright            Jessie Clark (38)           Randy Wright (256)          James Lofton (5-82)
1985 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (8-8)
SEPTEMBER (1-3)
8  at New England Patriots (0-0)       L 20-26      0- 1-0 49,488 Lynn Dickey             Jessie Clark (48)           Lynn Dickey (205)           Phil Epps (4-64)
15 G-NEW YORK GIANTS (1-0)             W 23-20      1- 1-0 56,149 Lynn Dickey             Jessie Clark (65)           Lynn Dickey (188)           James Lofton (4-88)
22 M-NEW YORK JETS (1-1)               L  3-24      1- 2-0 53,667 Lynn Dickey             Jessie Clark (30)           Dickey/Wright (84)          Eddie Lee Ivery (3-32)
29 at St. Louis Cardinals (2-1)        L 28-43      1- 3-0 48,598 Randy Wright            Jessie Clark (112)          Lynn Dickey (175)           James Lofton (7-87)
OCTOBER (2-2)
6  G-DETROIT LIONS (3-1)               W 43-10      2- 3-0 55,914 Lynn Dickey             Jessie Clark (74)           Lynn Dickey (126)           James Lofton (10-151)
13 M-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-2)           W 20-17      3- 3-0 54,674 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (83)        Lynn Dickey (166)           James Lofton (6-88)
21 at Chicago Bears (6-0)              L  7-23      3- 4-0 65,095 Lynn Dickey             Jessie Clark (50)           Randy Wright (179)          James Lofton (7-103)
27 at Indianapolis Colts (2-5)         L 10-37      3- 5-0 59,708 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (27)        Lynn Dickey (225)           Paul Coffman (5-80)
NOVEMBER (2-2)
3  G-CHICAGO BEARS (8-0)               L 10-16      3- 6-0 56,895 Jim Zorn                Jessie Clark (58)           Jim Zorn (179)              Jessie Clark (3-62)
10 at Minnesota Vikings (5-4)          W 27-17      4- 6-0 59,970 Jim Zorn                Eddie Lee Ivery (111)       Lynn Dickey (135)           Phil Epps (6-118)
17 M-NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-7)          W 38-14      5- 6-0 52,104 Lynn Dickey             Gerry Ellis (59)            Lynn Dickey (305)           James Lofton (5-92)
24 at Los Angeles Rams (8-2)           L 17-34      5- 7-0 52,710 Lynn Dickey             Gerry Ellis (41)            Lynn Dickey (239)           Gerry Ellis (6-34)
DECEMBER (3-1)
1  G-TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-10)       W 21- 0      6- 7-0 19,856 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (109)       Lynn Dickey (299)           James Lofton (6-106)
8  G-MIAMI DOLPHINS (9-4)              L 24-34      6- 8-0 52,671 Jim Zorn                Gerry Ellis (50)            Jim Zorn (247)              James Lofton (4-91)
15 at Detroit Lions (7-7)              W 26-23      7- 8-0 49,379 Jim Zorn                Gary Ellerson (72)          Jim Zorn (159)              Gerry Ellis (3-52)
22 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-13)      W 20-17      8- 8-0 33,992 Jim Zorn                Gery Ellerson (57)          Jim Zorn (117)              James Lofton (6-95)
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
July 29th 1985 – With his two-year stint with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League over, Mike Butler returns to the Green Bay Packers, a team that drafted him ninth overall in 1977. But even after signing three one-year contracts, the defensive end’s official return has to wait as he is put on the failed physical, non-football injury list with a broken left hand suffered in a USFL playoff game. “He belongs to us. He will work out on his own, and when he gets cleared on that hand, he’ll start participating in practice,” Packers coach Forrest Gregg says. Six years a Packer (1977-82), Butler jumped to the USFL after a salary disagreement with Green Bay. In 1985, Butler plays in 12 games (starting two) and records two quarterback sacks. (SOURCE: Packer Hall of Fame)
BELOW - St. Petersburg Evening-Independent, May 25th 1985
September 24th 1985 – Looking for an experienced quarterback to add to the roster, Green Bay Packers coach Forrest Gregg announces the team has waived rookie QB Joe Shields in order to make room for veteran QB Jim Zorn. Mentioning that both Lynn Dickey and Randy Wright have had a history of injuries, Gregg says: “We feel very fortunate to have him (Zorn) because we feel he has a lot of ability as a football player.” Gregg uses all three quarterbacks in 1985 as Dickey (314 attempts), Zorn (123) and Wright (74) become the first Packers trio to each attempt more than 70 passes in the same season. (SOURCE: Packer Hall of Fame)

BELOW - This publication is from 1985, and it was used to convince potential players that playing and living in Wisconsin was a great choice. There are some fine photos of the old Packers facilities — including their rarely-pictured “The Barn” indoor practice building — as it was during the Forrest Gregg coaching era. It’s also neat to see how they used former players to sell the franchise on future players. (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
DISTANT REPLAY (1985): " Jerry Kramer’s third book, Distant Replay, followed his earlier books Instant Replay and Farewell to Football. Published in 1985, this volume is about the nostalgic reunion of the first Super Bowl champions, the Green Bay Packers of the mid-1960s. It elicits reminiscences of their victorious triumphs and their tragic losses, especially of their late coach, Vince Lombardi. Chapters are devoted to the stories of Fuzzy Thurston and Tommy Joe Crutcher; Bart Starr (who had been fired as the Packers’ head coach after the 1983 season) and Forrest Gregg (who had succeeded Starr and coached the team at the time of the reunion); Max McGee and Paul Hornung; Willie Davis, Ron Kostelnik, Henry Jordan and Lionel Aldridge; Jimmy Taylor and Elijah Pitts; Bob Skoronski, Ken Bowman, Bill Curry and Gale Gillingham; Ray Nitschke, Dave Robinson, and Lee Roy Caffey; Willie Wood, Herb Adderley, Bob Jeter, and Tom Brown; Red Mack, Carroll Dale, Boyd Dowler, Marv Fleming, Bob Long, and Bill Anderson; Zeke Bratkowski, Don Chandler, Doug Hart, and Steve Wright; Donny Anderson, Bob Brown, Jim Grabowski, Dave Hathcock, Phil Vandersea, and Jim Weatherwax." - Packerville, USA for more pictures and content
The 1985 Green Bay Packers - 8-8 (2nd - NFC Central)
Head Coach: Forrest Gregg