This past Saturday, the Green Bay Packers added three people to their Hall of Fame. defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila along with kicker Chris Jacke were the two players that were honored by their former team. Emil Fischer was also enshrined for the work he did with the Packers organization as their president as well as a member of their executive board.
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila was drafted by the Packers in the 5 th round of the 2000 NFL draft. The San Diego State product went on to play for the Packers until 2008. He recorded 286 tackles, 74 ½ sacks, and an interception during his career with the team. Gbaja-Biamila still holds the Packers career sack record. He made the Pro Bowl in 2003.
Chris Jacke was selected by Green Bay in the 6 th round of the 1989 NFL draft. The Texas-El Paso product played for the Packers from 1989 through 1996. He went on to play one season with the Washington Redskins and two with the Arizona Cardinals.
Jacke won a Super Bowl ring with the Packers in Super Bowl XXXI. He ended his career in Green Bay with 820 points which still stands as the third most in franchise history. He also holds the team record for field goals made from 50 yards or more.
Emil Fischer helped guide the Packers in their infancy, ensuring the team remained in Green Bay. Fischer became the team president in 1947 and served in that capacity until 1952. He helped the Packers endure turmoil both in ownership and around the league during his time as president. He helped the team build a capital reserve that allowed them to survive during lean times and was instrumental in the first stock sale of the team.
Congratulations to Gbaja-Biamila, Jacke and Fischer.