Honoring the individuals that have made the Green Bay Packers one of the most storied franchises in all of professional sports, Packers.com offers new, exclusive desktop wallpapers for your computer.
In the coming weeks, fans can log on to Packers.com periodically to download the free 'Packers Alumni' wallpapers depicting some of the renowned individuals from teams past, all of whom helped to make the Packers one of the greatest franchises in all of professional football.
In addition, many of the team's most memorable moments -- including the Ice Bowl and the Lambeau Leap -- will be available for you to proudly display on your computer.
Two weeks ago the Packers Alumni series began with wallpapers of Travis Williams and Reggie White. Now it continues with tributes to John Brockington and Lynn Dickey.
Running Back (1971-77)
An All-American running back at Ohio State, John Brockington wasted little time proving himself worthy of the Packers' first pick in the 1971 NFL draft, finding the starting lineup after only his second preseason game.
After posting an NFL rookie rushing record 1,105 yards in 1971 -- while at the same time nabbing unanimous All-Pro and NFC Rookie of the Year honors -- Brockington went on to become the first running back in NFL history to surpass 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons (seasons consisting of only 14 games), prompting some to compare him to the great Jim Brown.
In just his second year, Brockington helped carry the Packers to the NFC Central Division championship, something they wouldn't do again until 1995.
Known mostly for his speed out of the backfield, Brockington also was a first rate blocker as well as a highly capable pass receiver, catching 138 passes for 1,075 yards and three touchdowns throughout his Packers career.
With 5,024 rushing yards, Brockington still remains the third leading rusher in team history, trailing only Ahman Green and Jim Taylor and ranks second with 1,293 attempts behind only Taylor.
In six-plus seasons with the Packers, Brockington had 13 games in which he posted 100-yards or more.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Brockington was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1984.
Quarterback (1976-77, 1979-85)
A third-round draft pick by Houston in 1971, quarterback Lynn Dickey landed in Green Bay via a trade that sent quarterback John Hadl, cornerback Ken Ellis and two draft choices to the Oilers in April, 1976.
Known for his tough competitiveness, Dickey was forced to overcome several obstacles en route to becoming one of the top passers in Packers history.
Plagued with injuries during his 15-year tenure in the NFL, Dickey was sidelined with a serious hip injury for the entire 1972 season. In 1976, he was forced to sit out the final four games with a separated shoulder before missing five games in 1977, all of 1978 and some of 1979 with broken tibia and fibula bones in his leg.
Dickey's best season came in 1983, in what is considered one of the most prolific aerial attacks in team history, when he led the NFL with 4,458 passing yards -- a Packers all-time best -- and 429 points -- a club record that stood until 1996. During that time, Dickey connected for 32 touchdown passes, averaging 9.21 yards per attempt.
In all, Dickey ranks third in team history behind only Brett Favre and Bart Starr in total passing yards (21,369), completions (1,592) and TD passes (133).
Dickey was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1992.