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Packers elect playoff captains

Posted Jan 6, 2016

Two each on offense, defense and special teams

The Packers elected their playoff captains on Wednesday. They were voted on by the players.

On offense, the captains are QB Aaron Rodgers and FB John Kuhn. On defense, it's LBs Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers. On special teams, K Mason Crosby and S Chris Banjo.

Rodgers has been a playoff captain every year since 2009, making this his seventh selection. It's also the fourth selection for Crosby, who was previously playoff captain in 2010, '11 and '13.

For both Matthews and Peppers, it's their second selection. Matthews was also a captain in '12, and Peppers was a captain last year.

Kuhn and Banjo are first-time captains. Kuhn was just selected to his third career Pro Bowl, while Banjo is the team leader in special-teams tackles.

All six players will wear a "C" patch on their jerseys for Sunday's wild-card game at Washington, and for as long as the Packers play this postseason. The Packers do not have players wear a patch during the regular season, choosing to have weekly captains go out for the coin toss before each game. An exception to that was last year, when the Packers elected playoff captains with two games left in the regular season, and those players served as captains the rest of the way.

Previous playoff captains, year by year
2007: Brett Favre, Donald Driver, Nick Barnett, Aaron Kampman, Rob Davis, Tracy White

2009: Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver, Charles Woodson, Nick Collins, Desmond Bishop, Derrick Martin

2010: Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Charles Woodson, A.J. Hawk, Jarrett Bush, Mason Crosby

2011: Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver, Charles Woodson, A.J. Hawk, Jarrett Bush, Mason Crosby

2012: Aaron Rodgers, James Jones, Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews, Jarrett Bush, Jamari Lattimore

2013: Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Morgan Burnett, A.J. Hawk, Jarrett Bush, Mason Crosby

2014: Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Julius Peppers, Morgan Burnett, Jarrett Bush, Randall Cobb

 
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