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Something I learned today

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by warhawk, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. warhawk

    warhawk Cheesehead

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    GreenBayPackers.com lists a new site that has all the stats for Packers teams going way, way back.

    My uncle Don Perkins played his rookie year in in Green Bay in 1944. He played both ways but on defense the stats show he had two INT's for over 120 yards and two TD's.

    Way to go UNCLE BUTCH! (He didn't like Don). He had a handshake that made those bones in your upper hand mash together and it hurt like hell but he was a great, great guy.

    The site is www.packers.com/team/stats/1919-2006.pdf

    Some good numbers info in there for you guys that like looking at history.
     
  2. IronMan

    IronMan Cheesehead

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    VERY cool. Thanks.
     
  3. cheesey

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    Hawk.......thats sweet! I can't imagine what it must feel like to actually have a relative that was a part of the Packers history! It must be a real point of pride for you!!!
    CONGRATS my friend!!! :D
     
  4. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Perkins, Don
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    College - Platteville St. Teachers later became Wis.-Platteville
    years played 1944-45
    Played 17 games

    Even punted one huh.. 1 punt for 31 yards in 1944 and one in 1945 for 13 yards.

    Rushing Statistics
    Year No Yds Avg TD
    1944 58 207 3.6 0
    1945 35 175 5.0 1
    Total 93 382 4.1 1

    Receiving Statistics
    Year No Yds Avg TD
    1944 1 1 1.0 0
    1945 2 11 5.5 0
    Total 3 12 4.0 0

    Kick Return Statistics
    Year No Yds Yds/Att TD
    1944 2 34 17.0 0
    Total 2 34 17.0 0

    Punting Statistics
    Year No Yds Avg
    1944 1 31 31.0
    1945 1 13 13.0
    Total 2 44 22.0

    Interception Statistics
    Year No Yds Avg TD
    1944 2 123 61.5 2
    Total 2 123 61.5 2

    Warhawk... did he play for another franchise as well? Found a site with all his pro stats.. not posting it unless you okay it..

    Anyway, that is cool buddy, I bet he could tell some stories of some of the times and players from that generation.
     
  5. warhawk

    warhawk Cheesehead

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    He played for the Bears after the Packers.

    This is a story for the ages.

    He was put in at running back for this one series and carried the ball several times until they were on the goal line and Lambeau replaced him with his star RB.
    Apparantly uncle Butch was not happy about this move and on his way off the field he slung his helmet. Now he says he was not paying attention but the helmet missed Lambeau by like three feet.

    The next day Butch was on a train to Chicago. He played for George H. there and after he retired he became the head of security for a large chemical company in the Chicago area.

    Butch was in the first Hall of Fame class at Plattville. Several years ago my father was also inducted there and I went back with him for the ceremony and there were STILL people who talked about what kind of an athlete Butch was.

    That quite honestly blew me away.
     
  6. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Awesome story.. yes that is the stats I found. By the stats it looked like he made his way back to Green Bay to play after Chi-town.

    Any stories about Papa Bear that he shared... Halas looked like a man with little patience.
     

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