Curly Lambeau himself was the first man to wear 42 in Green Bay. In his time he was followed by backs Harry O’Boyle (1932), Bob Monnett (1934), Andy Uram (1939-43), Paul Duhart (1944), Bruce Smith (1945-48) and Ken Kranz (1949), as well as linemen Dustin McDonald (1935) and Roy Schoemann (1938).
In the modern era, the number has been worn by four defensive backs and ten runners:
DB: Wally Dreyer (1950), Corey Dowden (1996), Darren Sharper (1997-2004) and Morgan Burnett (2010-17).
RB: Al Cannava (1950), Al Carmichael (1953-54), Don McIlhenny (1957-59), John Brockington (1971-77), Walt Landers (1978-79), Gary Ellerson (1985-86), Walter Dean (1991), Harry Sydney (1992), Leshon Johnson (1994-95) and DeShawn Wynn (2007-09).
There were significant gaps in the use of 42 from 1960-70, 1980-84 and 1987-90.
Lambeau, of course is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Monnett, Uram, Carmichael and Brockington are all members of the team’s Hall of Fame. Burnett and the embarrassing Sharper wore 42 for the longest, eight years. They and Brockington were also the best players to wear it.
All custom cards aside from Brockington, Sydney and Dowden are colorized.