A backfield star in the Big Ten at the University of Iowa, Bob Jeter was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1960, but decided to play in the Canadian Football League for two seasons. He played for the Packers as a backup receiver in 1963 and ‘64, catching just two passes for 25 yards.
Determined to crack the rotation of Max McGee, Boyd Dowler, Bob Long and others, Jeter worked out the entire offseason prior to 1965 trying to improve as a receiver. To his surprise, the 6’1”, 205-pound Jeter was converted to cornerback in training camp and became a starter in 1966.
Speed made Jeter a decent receiver and a tremendous cornerback. He was an All Pro choice in 1967. Jeter intercepted 23 passes and scored two touchdowns as a Packer from 1963-70.