Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Former Packers Kicker Longwell to retire with team

According to Packers GM Ted Thompson, former Packers Kicker Ryan Longwell will soon briefly re-sign with the Packers in order to retire with the team. In nine seasons with Green Bay from 1997-2005, Longwell kicked 226 field goals (most in team history) and 376 extra points(most in team history), giving him a career total of 1054 points. That total is by far the most of any player in franchise history. 

Longwell's field goal percentage while with the Pack (81.6, 226/277) is also a franchise record. Of the nine seasons he spent with team, he had at least 100 points in eight of them, another franchise record. With just these two paragraphs, I think I've made it clear that he was a very good player. So I'm happy that he's decided to retire wearing our team's jersey. 

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