Sydney joins

Former Green Bay Packers fullback and assistant coach Harry Sydney has joined as a columnist. Sydney's columns on the Packers will appear each Tuesday and Friday.

Sydney, 45, resides in Green Bay and is the founder of My Brother's Keeper, Inc., a non-profit mentoring program for Green Bay area men and boys, ages 11 to 65. He also serves as an afternoon co-host on WDUZ-FM in Green Bay, an all-sports radio station, where he attacks issues on the Packers like he used to attack oncoming linebackers.

E-mail managing editor Todd Korth ( with any questions you have for Sydney. He will address questions from Packers fans every Friday in his column.

Sydney coached the Packers' running backs from 1994 to 1999, then worked as a financial advisor in Green Bay before he and his wife, Madonna, began My Brother's Keeper in early November of 2003.

A fullback during his 10-year pro playing career, Sydney played on Super Bowl championship teams in 1988 and '89 during a five-year stay with the San Francisco 49ers. He also served as the 49ers' special teams captain.

Sydney played fullback under Mike Holmgren, then in his first season as head coach of the Packers, in 1992. He caught 49 passes for 384 yards and rushed for 163 yards in 51 carries. The Packers finished with a 9-7 record, their second best mark in a 20-year span.

Sydney played in the United States Football League for three years and the Canadian Football League for one season prior to joining the 49ers in 1987. A wishbone quarterback at the University of Kansas, he moved to running back prior to his junior season and earned all-Big Eight honors at the position.

Sydney was an all-state performer in both football and basketball at Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville, N.C.

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