Clarke Hinkle wore seven numbers for the Packers, but 30 was the one he wore the longest. After he retired, the number was not worn for another 25 years. It’s likely that 30 was unofficially retired for Hinkle, the one-time leading rusher in NFL history, but that all changed with the acquisition of another mighty fullback out of the East in 1967, Chuck Mercein.
Hinkle wore 30 for seven years, the same Ahman Green, who went on to become the franchise’s rushing leader. The number was worn longest, however, by popular blocking back John Kuhn who donned 30 for nine seasons in Green Bay.
The number was first worn by tackle Tiny Cahoon from 1927-28. In the two-way era, he was joined by linemen Mike Michalske (1932), Larry Bettencourt (1933) and Nate Barragar (1934); ends Dick O’Donnell (1929-30) and Milt Gantenbein (1933); and backs Bo Molenda (1931-32) and Hinkle (1933, 1935, 1937-41).
In the modern era, 10 running backs and three defensive backs have worn 30.
RBs: Chuck Mercein (1967-69),Larry Krause (1970-71, 1973-74), Ricky Patton (1979), Paul Ott Caruth (1986-88), Chuck Webb (1991), William Henderson (1995-97), Ahman Green (2000-06), John Kuhn (2007-15), Knile Davis (2016) and Jamaal Williams (2017).
DBs: Bill Whitaker (1981-82), Jim Bob Morris (1987r) and Corey Harris (1993-94).
Hinkle and Michalske are Hall of Famers, while Gantenbein, Barragar, Henderson and Green are all members of the Packer Hall of Fame.
First three custom cards are colorized.