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Honoring the individuals that have made the Green Bay Packers one of the most storied franchises in all of professional sports, offers new, exclusive desktop wallpapers for your computer.

In the coming weeks, fans can log on to 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.

We begin the series with wallpapers of Sterling Sharpe and Ezra Johnson.

Sterling Sharpe

Wide Receiver (1988-94)

One of the most lethal weapons in Green Bay Packers history, Sterling Sharpe wasted little time finding the field during his 1988 rookie campaign, catching 55 passes for 791 yards -- third most in team history for a rookie -- and 1 TD, in the process breaking Billy Howton's club record for most receptions by a first-year player (53, set in 1952).

A first-round draft pick out of South Carolina, Sharpe quickly became the Packers' go-to receiver, leading the team in receptions each of his seven seasons with the organization, including league-high numbers in three of those years (1989, 1992-93).

With 8,134 receiving yards, Sharpe trails only James Lofton on the team's all-time list while being tied for first with the Hall of Famer with five 1,000-yard seasons.

On his way to a Packers all-time best 595 career receptions, Sharpe registered a franchise single-season record 112 catches in 1993. In the previous year, Sharpe gained 1,461 receiving yards, second most for a Packers receiver in one season.

Selected to five Pro Bowls, Sharpe's career was cut short when doctors advised the 29-year-old All-Pro receiver to retire from football due to an injury described as "an abnormal amount of laxity in his first and second cervical vertebrae..."

Sharpe was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2002.

Ezra Johnson

Defensive End (1977-87)

A first-round draft pick in 1977 out of Morris Brown, Ezra Johnson ranks third on the Packers' all-time sack list with 41.5, despite playing five seasons before the NFL officially began keeping the "individual sack" statistic in 1982.

Johnson, known for his blazing 4.50 speed and ability to get off the snap quickly, found his way to the quarterback 20.5 times in only his second year, including five times against Detroit quarterback Greg Landry in the Packers' season-opening win, Sept. 3, 1978.

A Pro Bowler in 1978, Johnson led the Packers in sacks again in 1979 (6.0), '80 (9.0), the strike-shortened '82 season (5.5), '83 (14.5) and '85 (9.5) and would have been the Packers' all-time sack leader with closer to 84 total sacks had the stat been official throughout his entire career.

Johnson was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1997.

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