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Ezra Johnson

Chad Burkholder
Packers Hall of Fame

 

Inducted 1997

A first round draft pick in 1977 out of Morris Brown, Ezra Johnson played eleven seasons (1977-1987) for the “Green and Gold”. When he retired after the 1987 season, he did so as the team’s all-time sack leader. He was a premier pass rusher from his defensive end position. In his second pro-season he registered 20.5 sacks to finish as the NFL runner-up in 1978. That year he sacked Lions quarterback Greg Landry five times on opening day in a 13-7 victory over Detroit, and also went on to represent Green Bay and the NFL in the Pro Bowl.

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Packers Hall of Fame player Ezra Johnson
Packers Hall of Fame player Ezra Johnson