Jug Earp was an anchor in the Green Bay Packers offensive and defensive lines for 11 seasons. The 6’1”, 235-pound Monmouth College standout was a center and tackle with the Packers from 1922-32. Along with Cal Hubbard, he is considered the best defensive tackle of the Lambeau era.
Earp played valiantly with such injuries as broken ribs and an arm wrenched so badly he couldn’t lift it up to his chest.
After his playing career, Earp served as the first president of the Packers Alumni Organization. From 1950 through ‘54, he was Packers publicity director.
Earp’s nickname, ‘Jug,’ is derived from his college nickname, ‘Juggernaut.’