- Cade Morehouse
Packers' legends inducted in franchise hall of fame
The Packers have had a lot of great players come through their building. Well, they just added two more to their hall of fame. Jordy Nelson and Josh Sitton were amazing players for the Green Bay Packers. Nelson, who was a tremendous wide receiver, was drafted out of Kansas State 36th overall in 2008. Sitton was one of the best offensive guards in the NFL and he was drafted the same year, 2008, 135th overall out of Central Florida.
Nelson started 88 out of 136 games for the Packers and ranks 4th in Packer history in receptions with 550. He ranks 6th in yards with 7,848 and also 3rd in touchdowns with 69. Nelson is the only player in franchise history to record three seasons with 13 or more TD receptions. In 2015, Jordy suffered a knee injury, missing the entire season and setting him back. The following season, he made an enormous comeback, being named the comeback player of the year with a stat line of 1,257 yards and 97 receptions, also leading the league with 14 touchdowns.
Josh Sitton was another amazing player for the Packers, and let’s just say Aaron Rodgers loved him. He started 112 games in eight years for the Packers, and 13 of them were in the playoffs. He was named to three Pro Bowls and three All-Pro Second Teams. In 2010, two years after he was selected 135th overall, he was named offensive lineman of the year.
Getting inducted into the Green Bay Hall of Fame is an amazing accomplishment and well deserved by both of these players. For those of you that are interested in knowing, the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is a non-profit corporation of the Packers that is a national historic sports venue. They raise funds by doing golf events, an induction banquet, and tons of other events and activities. Jordy Nelson and Josh Sitton will always be remembered for their contributions to the Packers for years to come. Congratulations on getting inducted into the team that gave you guys the chance to live out your dreams in the Hall of Fame.