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Bill Schroeder to retire as a Packer

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by johnny_blood, May 22, 2008.

  1. johnny_blood

    johnny_blood Cheesehead

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    http://sheboyganpress.packersnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080522/PKR01/80522051/1989

    Schroeder was often disappointing as a receiver, but he had his moments, and for a season or two he was a very good returner.

    Some of our younger fans may not know him. He was from Wisconsin and played at Div-III UW-La Crosse. He was a converted track star and had a pretty long career in the NFL.

    The rage he would often bring out in Holmgren was quite a sight to behold.
     
  2. NormaL

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    I met Bill a year ago at a Bears vs. Packers softball game. He's a really cool guy and boy can he get heckled by the bears fans (I live in Illinois). I was actually wearing my Shroeder jersey the day of the game and I thought he was going to have a heart attack when he seen somebody wearing it. lol To say the least he was more than happy to sign my jersey for me.

    btw, the ex packer players destroyed the bears in the softball game along with getting the entire crowd to root for them because of the fun and comedy they displayed on the field that day. Was a great time.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. cheesey

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    He wasn't an extremely talented guy, but he gave what he had.
    I remember Holmgren......I think he grabbed Schroeder by the facemask one time......he was MAD!
     
  4. Timmons

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    Schroeder is my only true Packer connection. I went to college with him, during his track career. He played wide out for one season at UW-L and was obviously good at it.

    Bill was proof that white men can jump. And yes, I remember the Holgrem moments. :)
     
  5. Zombieslayer

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    He did have 3 straight good years from '99-01.
    In '99, he surpassed the magical 1000 yards receiving.
    In '01, he caught 9 TDs.
     
  6. Hammer

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    I'm a UWL grad, 1980.
     
  7. IronMan

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    Thats pretty cool. Sounds like fun times. 8)
     
  8. PackinSteel

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    Does this mean he hasn't sent in his retirement papers yet either??

    :D :D
     

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