Happy 4th of July everyone. Here are the greatest moments and players involving the number four in Packers history:
Number one is easy- the jersey. Favre made #4 a household jersey with his play throughout the 1990s and 2000s. The number was retired by Green Bay in 2015. Favre won a Super Bowl, racked up three MVP trophies, and became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.
2. Rushing Touchdowns in a Game
Packers legend Jim Taylor posted four rushing touchdowns in a game three times, twice in the same year in 1962. This mark was also posted by Terdell Middleton and Dorsey Levens.
3. Bobby Dillon
Double four action brought to you by one of Green Bay’s all-time greatest defensive backs. Dillon wore #44 for the Packers from 1952-1959. He finished with a franchise-leading 52 interceptions and later became a member of the team’s Hall of Fame.
4. Receiving Touchdowns in a Game
Four receiving touchdowns in a game was done by two of the best receivers in team history in Don Hutson and Sterling Sharpe. Hutson accomplished the feat in 1945 while Sharpe did it twice in 1993 and 1994. Not too shabby.
5. League Leading in Passing Touchdowns
Favre led the NFL in passing touchdowns an impressive FOUR times. He did it three years in a row from 1995-1997 recording 112 passing touchdowns over that span. He also did it in 2003 with 32.
___________________Brandon Carwile was a Cheesehead at birth. His dad grew up attending games at Lambeau and passed on the legacy. He has covered the Packers for over five years and currently works with packerstalk.com. Find him on twitter at @PackerScribe.