Packers pepper Pro Bowl history

Ahman Green's record-setting ways were well-documented during the regular season. Now he's got a shot in Honolulu to join several former Packers in the Pro Bowl annals.<p>

The Packer with the most memorable Pro Bowl performance was running back John Brockington in 1973. He turned in three touchdowns (2 rushing, 1 receiving), giving him the record for most points in a game with 18. Tampa Bay's Mike Alstott and Jacksonville's Jimmy Smith tied the record in 2000, but no one has be able to surpass Brockington in 30 years.

The hat trick gave Brockington the career touchdown record, which stood for 28 years until Smith's 2001 touchdowns made him the new career leader with 5. Last season Alstott moved into second place with this fourth career Pro Bowl TD.

Brockington's two rushing touchdowns in the '73 contest still rank second on the all-time list, eclipsed by Alstott in 2000. The career rushing touchdowns mark goes to the legendary Earl Campbell with three during his Pro Bowl run from 1979-82, just one ahead of Brockington, who played in the 1972-74 contests.

While it wasn't all in Packer uniform, Reggie White is second on the all-time games list with 11. He made seven consecutive appearances as an Eagle from 1987-93, then joined the Packers in the ensuing 1993 season and played in the February all-star classic in 1994, 1996-97 and 1999. He was selected for two additional games, but did not play, breaking up his streak.

White tops the all-time sack list with 9.5. Four of those came in a single game in his intial Pro Bowl appearance in 1987.

A Green Bay player shows up in the kickers' categories, but not the obvious choices. Jan Stenerud is all over the Pro Bowl recordbooks, but not as a Packer. He garnered his appearances and records with the Chiefs and Vikings. The sole kicker to make the list is Chester Marcol, who ranks third on the list of most Pro Bowl PATS with four in 1973. Coincidentally, three of those came after teammate Brockington's TDs.

Brett Favre has missed several Pro Bowls as he tried to heal nagging injuries, thus is edged out in most passing categories by the likes of Joe Montana and Dan Marino, but ranks third in the highest average gain per pass play (min. 40 attempts). Favre completed 57 passes for 463 yards for an 8.12-yard average (1993-94, 1996-97). Peyton Manning holds the record with a 9.12-yard average.

Favre also stands third in the highest average in a single game, completing 11 passes for 143 yards for a 13-yard average in 1997.

A name not normally associated with the Packers, but good for a trivia answer or two, is Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks. With three Pro Bowl interceptions, including one as a Packer in 1975, Hendricks is second in career interceptions in the February game.


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