A number five choice of the Cleveland Browns in 1957, Henry Jordan was traded to the Green Bay Packers in 1959. The quick, agile Jordan, a former University of Virginia Cavalier star, earned a reputation as a pass rusher during his Packers career. He played in six NFL championship games with the Packers and the first two Super Bowls, losing just once.
Known for his sense of humor, Jordan became famous for his quip about coach Vince Lombardi, the hard-driving taskmaster: “He treats us all alike – like dogs.”
The 6’3”, 250-pound Jordan played defensive tackle for 11 seasons with the Packers, from 1959-69. He later became the first director of Milwaukee’s annual Summerfest.
Jordan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.
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