Green Bay’s top choice in 1937 was hard-hitting fullback Ed Jankowski of the University of Wisconsin. A Milwaukee native, Jankowski backed up fullback Clarke Hinkle and sometimes played next to him at linebacker.
In his first game as a Packer in Milwaukee, the 5’10”, 200-pound Jankowski gained 82 yards in 11 carries and ran for a 46-yard touchdown. He also scored a touchdown in the ‘39 championship victory. Jankowski rushed for 1,002 yards and scored 67 points as a Packer from 1937-’41.
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