Sunday, September 7, the Green Bay Packers marked the completion of the three-year, $295 million renovation of Lambeau Field by rededicating the hallowed stadium.
In celebration of the 'Rebirth of a Legend,' and in tribute to the Packers' storied past, Packers.com offers a new, exclusive desktop wallpaper series.
Over the 2003 season, fans can log on to Packers.com every Tuesday to download free 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 sports.
The Legends of the Green and Gold series will highlight greats such as Herb Adderley, Clarke Hinkle, Paul Hornung, Ray Nitshcke, Jim Ringo and, of course, Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi, along with the rest of the Green Bay Packers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
We begin the series with wallpapers of Canadeo and Hornung.
Tony Canadeo --
Our first edition celebrates the man known as the "Grey Ghost."
Born May 5, 1919, in Chicago, Tony Canadeo played his college ball at Gonzaga before being drafted by the Packers with the 77th overall pick in 1941.
Gaining 4,197 yards (4.1 avg.) on the ground, a mark that still ranks third in Packers history, Canadeo became only the third 1,000-yard rusher in NFL history when he gained 1,052 yards in 1949.
A durable, all-purpose halfback, Canadeo was an accomplished blocker, capable passer and good receiver in addition to being a highly effective kick returner. Canadeo also played defensive back during the early years of his career.
A member of the Packers Hall of Fame, Canadeo was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974.
Paul Hornung --
The only player to win the Heisman Trophy (1956 - Notre Dame) from a losing team, Paul Hornung was one of the most versatile players in college and pro football history.
Officially a halfback, Hornung averaged 4.2 yards per rush and caught 130 passes while at the same time assuming the Packers' kicking duties, making good on 66 field goals throughout his 9-year career.
The two-time Pro Bowler won the NFL scoring title three consecutive years (1959, '60, '61) and still owns the all-time league record for most points in a single season, 176 in 1960.
In addition, Hornung is the third-ranking scorer in Packers history with 760 points.
Born December 23, 1935 in Louisville, Ky., Hornung was the first player selected in the 1957 draft, when the Packers took the Fighting Irish running back with their bonus choice.