Earl ‘Bud’ Svendsen
Drafted fourth by the Green Bay Packers in 1937, Bud Svendsen joined his brother George in Green Bay that year.
In 1938, he left to coach Northeast Missouri State for a season. The 6’1”, 195-pound Svendsen, a center and linebacker, returned to play in the 1939 season, including the championship victory over the Giants.
Svendsen, a University of Minnesota star, scored a touchdown against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1939 and picked off a Lem Barnum pass in the ‘39 championship game, played at State Fair Park in Milwaukee.