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John Kuhn retiring as member of the Packers

The Packers announced on Wednesday that John Kuhn will be retiring as a member of the team.

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Former fullback John Kuhn, who played nine seasons (2007-15) in Green Bay, has informed the club of his decision to retire with the Packers. The announcement was made Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Kuhn originally started his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Shippensburg (Pa.) University, spending time on the Steelers’ practice squad (2005) and active roster (nine games played in 2006) before being claimed off waivers by the Packers in 2007. During his nine seasons with Green Bay, he played in 139 regular-season games with 32 starts as well as 15 postseason contests with five starts. Kuhn played in the second most regular-season games in team history among running backs/fullbacks behind only FB William Henderson (188).

“John was a terrific football player and tremendous teammate who contributed to many years of success for the Packers,” Gutekunst said. “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.”

Kuhn was a key member of teams that won a Super Bowl (XLV) and five division titles, finished with 10-plus wins seven times and made the playoffs eight times. He was named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press in 2014, second-team All-Pro by AP in 2011 and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times (2011, 2014-15). His three Pro Bowl selections are tied with John Brockington (1971-73) and Cecil Isbell (1938, 1941-42) for the third most by a Packers RB/FB, trailing only FB Jim Taylor (five, 1960-64) and RB Ahman Green (four, 2001-04). Kuhn was the first Green Bay fullback to be named to the Pro Bowl in back-to-back seasons since Taylor went to five straight.

He finished his career playing two seasons (2016-17) with the New Orleans Saints, where he appeared in 18 games with four starts and recorded five TDs (four rushing and one receiving).

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Coldworld's picture

Good luck in retirement John Kuhn. Glad you were a Packer and have chosen to come home.

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Ferrari Driver's picture

One of my all time favorite Packer players. Class act both on the team and in the community. I wish him well.

Guam's picture

Thank you for many wonderful years John Kuhn! Best wishes for your future.

D Ernie's picture

That picture was not flatering at all. Now we know why the pack finally got rid of him. Mac loved his fullbacks at a time when they were on the out on most teams.
But with our fn O line someone had to block. Why not a cheap full back.
Good luck in retirement pal, enjoy your life.

Since '61's picture

Best wishes for a long, happy and healthy retirement.
Thanks, Since '61

draftnut59's picture

Thanks for the memories.

Doug Niemczynski's picture

thank you mister Kuhn for wearing the green-and-gold proudly

the real russ letlow's picture

13 years is a great career for a fullback these days. Love Kuhn and all he did for the Pack.

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