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A look at the defensive tackles who have been inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Wochit

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Inducted In 2008

Picked up on waivers from the Minnesota Vikings in 1993, Gilbert, “The Grave Digger” Brown went on to become one of the most dominant “inside” defensive players in the NFL in the later half of the ‘90’s. 

From his nose tackle position he was powerful enough to force Packer opponents to alter their game plan. He developed into a continuing force in the Packers defensive line over a five year span (1995-99). He became a fan favorite and something of a folk hero in the process.

Got ‘Grave Digger’ nickname from his routine of the “Old Grave Digger” after making big plays to get teammates and fans fired up.

The University of Kansas graduate played for the Packers from 1993 to 1999, sat out in 2000 and came back for the 2001 season.

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