GREEN BAY – Former Packers receiver Don Hutson has been added to the “NFL 100 All-Time Team.”
NFL Network continued its presentation of the centennial squad on Friday night and, to no one’s surprise, Hutson was named as one of the team’s wide receivers.
A charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame with his 1963 induction, Hutson plastered his name all over the league’s record books in his 11 seasons with the Packers (1935-45). He was considered in a class by himself, retiring with 19 NFL records, including the one for touchdown receptions with 99, which he held for more than four decades. Nearly three-quarters of a century since he took his last snap, Hutson still ranks 11th on the all-time list for TD catches.
Hutson led the NFL in pass receptions eight times and in scoring five times. Also a defensive back and kicker at times in his career, he once scored 29 points in one quarter.
He won the league’s official MVP award in both 1941 and ’42, and he was named to the first six Associated Press All-Pro teams from 1940-45. He was selected to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team and All-Two-Way Team in 1994, to the 50th Anniversary Team in 1969, and to three Pro Bowls.
Hutson joins defensive end Reggie White, offensive tackles Cal Hubbard and Forrest Gregg, and coaches Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi as Packers on the “NFL 100 All-Time Team.” They represent six of the 25 Packers individuals enshrined in Canton.
Hall of Famers Jan Stenerud and Emlen Tunnel, who spent brief stints with the Packers, have been named to the team as well.