Alderman seeks to name street after Ron Wolf

Richard Ryman
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Former Green Bay general manager Ron Wolf, left, and former coach Mike Holmgren hold the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl XXXI in 1997. Wolf will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August.

Former Green Bay Packers GM Ron Wolf might get a street named after him.

The Green Bay City Council referred a request from Alderman Chris Wery to the city Plan Commission to consider naming or renaming a street for Wolf, who is credited with returning the franchise to consistently winning ways and for crafting the Packers' Super Bowl championship team in 1997.

"I had always wondered about it, especially after some recent namings," Wery said. "I requested that a street be named for (Tony) Canadeo and that was done. It was not until a few more people asked me why the architect of the great '90s teams was not honored that I put a request in."

Streets in Green Bay and Ashwaubenon were named after several members of the Super Bowl XXXI team, including head coach Mike Holmgren, quarterback Brett Favre and defensive lineman Reggie White. Current head coach Mike McCarthy also has a street named for him, as do Packers players and coaches from other eras.

Wolf served as general manager from 1991 to 2001. He will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August.

There's already a street named Wolf elsewhere in the Green Bay area. Wolf Court in Allouez is a block-long cul de sac with seven homes on it.

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