A number five choice of the Cleveland Browns in 1957, Henry Jordan was traded to the Packers in 1959. The quick, agile Jordan, a former University of Virginia Cavalier star, earned a reputation as a pass rusher during his Packer career. He played in six NFL championship games as a Packer and the first two Super Bowls, losing just once.
Known for his sense of humor, Jordan became famous for his quip about Coach Vincent Lombardi, the hard-driving taskmaster: “He treats us all alike–like dogs.”
The 6’3”, 250-pound Jordan played defensive tackle for 11 seasons as a Packer, from 1959-’69. He later became the first director of Milwaukee’s annual “Summerfest.”
Jordan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.
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