Packers Trade Anderson for MacArthur Lane
Feb. 23, 1972 – A day after sending running back Donny Anderson to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for running back MacArthur Lane, Packers coach Dan Devine explains his rationale. “Lane is a devastating blocker, what a guy like (John) Brockington really needs. Your short side attack has got to be good.” Lane, who will turn 30 before the 1972 season opener, led the Cardinals with 592 yards rushing in 1971. In his first year as a Packer, Lane gains more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage: 821 yards rushing and 285 yards receiving.