Former fullback John Kuhn informed the Green Bay Packers of his decision to retire as a Packer, the team said Wednesday.
Kuhn, a fan favorite whose elongated last name ("Kuuuuuhn!") often echoed throughout Lambeau Field, played nine seasons for the Packers starting in 2007. His career began with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006, and he played for the New Orleans Saints in 2016 and 2017.
“John was a terrific football player and tremendous teammate who contributed to many years of success for the Packers,” general manager Brian Gutekunst said in a statement. “He was a true professional whose work ethic and leadership set a great example both on the field and in the locker room. We want to thank John and his family for all they did for the Packers and in the community as well as wish them nothing but the best.”
In his nine seasons with the Packers, Kuhn rushed for 601 yards on 196 carries. He had 15 touchdowns for Green Bay and added four more with New Orleans.
An undrafted free agent from tiny Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania who overcame long odds to make it to the NFL, Kuhn was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Packers and was selected first-team All-Pro in 2014.