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Packers Hall Of Fame Inducts Edgar Bennett And Don Majkowski


Former running back Edgar Bennett and quarterback Don Majkowski were inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame at the 35th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, Saturday, at the Lambeau Field Atrium.

Bennett, currently the team's director of player development, stands as one of the best all-around running backs in team history. He ranks ninth among the club's all-time rushers with 3,353 yards on 936 carries. Also a gifted pass receiver, he ranks 15th on the Packers' career list with 242 receptions for 1,920 yards. Over his five-year Packers career he scored 29 touchdowns.

Drafted in the fourth round of the 1992 NFL Draft, Bennett that season became the first Packers rookie to rush for 100 yards since 1979 when he posted 107 vs. the Bears. The Florida State graduate became a starter at fullback in 1993 and, after a switch to halfback in 1995, he responded with a 1,000-yard season, the first for the team since 1978. He was a key component of the Packers' explosive offense during the 1996 Super Bowl season.

Majkowski rose from humble beginnings as a 10th-round draft pick in 1987 to finish his Packers career in fifth place with 10,870 passing yards on 889 completions in 1,607 attempts, with 56 touchdowns and 56 interceptions. An elusive and effective runner, he also notched nine rushing touchdowns during his six-year Green Bay career.

Nicknamed "Majik Man," the University of Virginia alumnus performed magic during a rousing 1989 campaign that saw the Packers win 10 games, the most in 17 years, including a team-record four contests by one point. Majkowski's performance that season, which included 4,318 yards, six 300-yard games and 27 TDs, earned him Pro Bowl recognition.

In addition to Bennett and Majkowski's inductions, the Packers also recognized C Scott Wells as the Offensive Rookie of the Year and CB Ahmad Carroll as the Defensive Rookie of the Year. The Miller Brewing Company MVP of the Year was awarded to Javon Walker.

The Hall of Fame also formally inducted this year's FAN honoree, Dorothy Hanke.

Click here to listen to Bennett's and Majkowski's acceptance speeches.

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