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Former Packers GM Wolf elected to Hall of Fame


Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the team announced Saturday night.

Wolf, along with former Colts GM Bill Polian, was a finalist in the new contributor category. Both were elected to the Hall of Fame.

Wolf came to the Packers in 1991 and resurrected a franchise that had been mired in mediocrity for the past two decades. He is the man who hired former Packers head coach Mike Holmgren (1992), traded for former quarterback Brett Favre (1992), and signed the late Reggie White in free agency (1993).

Those three key pieces led the Packers to a Super Bowl XXXI win and a Super Bowl XXXII appearance.

Brett Favre commented on the recent announcement.

“Congratulations to Ron Wolf for this tremendous and deserving honor. I owe much to Ron as he traded for me and brought me to the Green Bay Packers. As players, we knew Ron worked hard to continually make the team better and gave the Packers great credibility in the NFL. He built Green Bay into a championship team that contended each year. His legacy of success continues today," said Favre.

Wolf stepped down as the Packers GM in 2000. During his nine-year tenure, the Packers held the NFL's best winning percentage (.639).

Wolf is the 23rd member of the Packers to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio this summer with the other elected members.

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