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Jesse Whittenton

Chad Burkholder
Packers Hall of Fame

Jesse Whittenton (born May 9, 1934) was an American football player.

Inducted 1976

By the time Jesse Whittenton came to the Packers as a free agent in 1958, he had played for the Rams for two seasons and was with the Bears briefly for part of another.

The 6’0”, 195-pound Whittenton played cornerback as a Packer. He led the team with six interceptions in 1960. In a key win against the Giants in 1961, Whittenton stole the ball from Giants running back Alex Webster setting up a Packer score.

Whittenton intercepted 20 passes and recovered 10 fumbles as a Packer. He was a starter on the 1961 and ‘62 Packer championship teams.

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Packers Hall of Fame player Jess Whittenton
Packers Hall of Fame player Jess Whittenton