27 has been worn by two Hall of Famers, in Clarke Hinkle, Cal Hubbard, and two Packer Hall of Famers, in Claude Perry and Hank Bruder. Rugged, undersized defensive back Johnny Symank wore the number longest in Green Bay (six seasons), and the longest gap with no Packer wearing 27 was from 1974-83.
Myrt Basing first wore 27 in 1927. In the Lambeau era, Basing was joined by five other backs (Bo Molenda 1928-30, Hinkle 1932, Bruder 1935-36, Don Miller 1941-42 and Jack Jacobs 1947-49), five tackles and one guard (Perry 1931, Hubbard 1933, Lou Midler 1940, Chet Adams 1943, Solon Barnett 1945 and guard Chuck Tollefson 1946) and one end (Keith Ranspot 1942). Miller appeared on the active roster for two years, but never actually appeared in a game
In the modern era, seven running backs, 11 defensive backs and two receivers have worn 27:
Runners: Larry Coutre 1950 and 1953, Veryl Switzer 1954-55, Cliff Taylor 1976, Herm Fontenot 1989-90, Calvin Jones 1996, Michael Blair 1998 and Eddie Lacy 2013-16.
Defensive Backs: Johnny Symank 1957-62, Al Randolph 1971, Hise Austin 1973, Gary Hayes 1984-86, Tony Elliott 1987r, Terrell Buckley 1992-94, Todd McBride 1999-2002, Michael Hawthorne 2003-04, Will Blackmon 2006-09, Anthony Smith 2010 and Josh Jones 2017.
Receivers: Red Mack 1966 and Claudis James 1967-68.
Custom cards of Basing, Molenda, Bruder, Miller, Jacobs, Switzer, Taylor and Hayes are all colorized.