Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers saga began in 1921 as one of the first teams in the NFL. They are the third oldest team. The nickname Packers came about when the Indian Packing Company out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, agreed to sponsor a local pro football team.

The Packers have gone through a series of uniform changes over the years, but they have consistently used the color yellow.

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1960's Uniform

They stared out in the league with yellow and blue jerseys, and didn't actually get uniform numbers until the 1925 season. During the early years they were always changing the uniform design, and it has become difficult to find any photographs of the early jerseys. The Green Bay Packers started wearing the color green in place of blue for the 1935 season; the blue uniform would slowly fade away by the mid 1950's.

In 1950, the home jerseys were a bright green with gold lettering. They wore shiny green pants with a gold stripe. At this point there were still a lot of changes in the uniform, and it did not seem so uniform.


Current Uniform

In 1959, new head coach Vince Lombardi introduced the plain style jerseys that we are familiar with today. The tradition dark green home jersey was here to stay. In 1961 the first and only helmet logo was introduced to the organization. Since then only small modifications and different patches have been worn.

The Green Bay Packers have retired the following jerseys: #3 Tony Canadeo, #14 Don Hutson, #15 Bart Starr, and #66 Ray Nitschke.

Short History of Packers Jerseys