The streak many defenders saw pass by them on autumn afternoons in the 1950s was Billy Howton. The former Rice University speedster burst onto the NFL scene in 1952, snaring 53 passes.
Howton was the team’s second-round draft choice in 1952. The 6’2”, 195-pounder was the leading Green Bay Packers receiver six straight seasons.
Howton averaged 18.4 yards per catch with the Packers. He caught 303 passes for 5,581 yards and 43 touchdowns for Green Bay from 1952-58.
Traded to Cleveland in 1959 for Lew Carpenter and Bill Quinlan, he played there one season then played with the Dallas Cowboys from 1960-63.
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