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'Legends' Wallpaper Series Continues With Adderley, McNally


In celebration of the renovated and rededicated Lambeau Field, this season is offering a new desktop wallpaper series that pays tribute to the Packers' storied past.

The Legends of the Green and Gold series depicts some of the renowned individuals from team history, all of whom helped to make the Packers one of the greatest franchises in all of professional sports.

Having already released free wallpapers of Paul Hornung and Bart Starr, among others, this week the series continues with tributes to Herb Adderley and Johnny "Blood" McNally.

In future weeks, the series will include wallpapers of greats such as Clarke Hinkle and Ray Nitschke, along with Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi and the rest of the Green Bay Packers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The following is a closer look at this week's legends:

Herb Adderley --

Herb Adderley was no stranger to the Super Bowl, having played in four of the first six championship games (two with Green Bay, two with Dallas).

The No. 1 draft pick by the Packers in 1961, the former Michigan State Spartan played in five Pro Bowls in addition to being named a five-time All-Pro cornerback.

In his eight years with the Packers, Adderly pulled down 39 interceptions, seven of which he ran back for touchdowns, a mark which ranks fifth-highest in NFL history.

A native of Philadelphia and a member of the Packers Hall of Fame, Herb Adderley -- born June 8, 1939 -- was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980.

Johnny (Blood) McNally --

An elusive runner and gifted pass receiver, Johnny (Blood) McNally played a major role in the Packers' drive to its first three championships in 1929, '30 and '31. He also helped the Packers win a fourth world title in 1936.

Entering the 2003 season, McNally, who got his nickname from the 1922 movie Blood and Sand starring Rudolph Valentino, still held 22nd-place in Packers' lifetime scoring, over six decades after departing the scene with 229 points.

Born November 27, 1903, in New Richmond, Wis., McNally starred collegiately at St. John's (Minn).

A member of the Packers Hall of Fame, McNally was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.

McNally died November 28, 1985, at the age of 82.

In addition to the Green bay Packers, "Blood" also played for the Milwaukee Badgers, Duluth Eskimos, Pottsville Maroons and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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