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Green, Ruettgers inducted into Packers Hall of Fame


The Green and Gold added two more former players to the Packers Hall of Fame with the inductions of Ahman Green and Ken Ruettgers Saturday evening at Lambeau Field.

Green is the franchise's all-time leading rusher with 8,322 yards. The all-purpose back rushed for 54 touchdowns, while also catching 14 scores in eight seasons with the Pack. After leaving Green Bay for two seasons in Houston, Green returned for a swan song in 2009 and rushed for his career's final touchdown.

Ruettgers played his entire 12-year career with the Packers and was a staple for the Green and Gold's offensive line at left tackle. He even won the team's offensive MVP award in 1989, and was a part of the 1996 Super Bowl champion squad

Green says it was Packers fans that made his time in Green Bay so special.

"Coming here as a Packer in 2000, getting traded here in April. I found out right away that it was gonna be a lot easier to play along with my family and friends with Packers fans," said Green. "In terms of a fan group that's obsessive, that will go anywhere, through any temperature, to any area, whether its Chicago Stadium or Tampa Bay stadium, there were gonna fill the stands."


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