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'Legends' Wallpaper Series Continues With Gregg, Hubbard


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 Willie Davis, Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor, among others, this week the series continues with tributes to Forrest Gregg and Cal Hubbard.

In future weeks, the series will include wallpapers of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees James Lofton and Jim Ringo, and two of the names most synonymous with Green Bay Packers football: Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi.

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

Forrest Gregg --

Vince Lombardi called him the finest player he ever coached.

Drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 1956 draft out of SMU, Forrest Gregg was named All-Pro eight times, including All-Pro at both guard and tackle in 1965.

Voted to the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team in 1994, the nine-time Pro-Bowler holds the Packers record for durability with 187 consecutive games played.

Following a brilliant career with the Packers, Gregg went on to play one year for the Dallas Cowboys in 1971 before becoming coach of the Cleveland Browns (1975-77) and Cincinnati Bengals (1980-83).

Gregg returned to Green Bay in 1984 to assume the role as the ninth head coach (1984-87) in Packers history.

A native of Birthright, Texas, Gregg was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

Robert (Cal) Hubbard --

A legendary athlete, Robert (Cal) Hubbard was one of pro football's first genuine giants.

Standing 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, Hubbard was a devastating blocker on offense and a relentless pursuer on defense as a premier, two-way performer.

An All-Pro choice in each of the first three years such selections were made (1931-33), Hubbard was selected to the NFL's All-50 Year Team in 1970 and to the All-Time Two-Way Team in 1994.

A native of Keytesville, Mo., Hubbard played college football three years at Centenary College in Louisiana and one final season at Geneva in Pennsylvania.

A member of the Packers Hall of Fame, Hubbard was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.

Born Oct. 31, 1900, Hubbard Died Oct. 17, 1977, just shy of his 77th birthday.

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