Born February 8, 1939, center/linebacker Ken Iman signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Southwest Missouri State in 1960 and spent four seasons as Jim Ringo’s backup. Ironically, both he and Ringo were traded away after the 1963 season, although in Iman’s case it was not an announced trade. He was sent to the Rams to repay Los Angeles for sending Zeke Bratkowski to Green Bay after Bart Starr was injured during the 1963 season.
In Los Angeles, Iman was a sturdy, reliable lineman who started for the Rams for 10 seasons and was a second team All-Pro in 1969. Ken, who died in 2010, was one of several pro centers in the 1960s who began as the property of the Packers.
1956 11th round pick Mike Hudock tore up his knee in training camp in 1957 and did not make the Packers in 1958. He later played 96 games in the AFL, mostly with the Jets, and was second team All-AFL in 1964 and 1965.
Jon Gilliam was a 14th round pick in 1960 who was cut by Lombardi but was an AFL All-Star for the Dallas Texans in 1961 and captained the Chiefs against the Packers in the first Super Bowl.
The 1964 Packer draft brought three pro centers. Jon Morris was selected in round two, but signed with the Patriots. He appeared in 182 pro games and was second team All-AFL behind Jim Otto from 1964-69. Ken Bowman came in round eight and played in 123 games for the Packers. 20th round futures pick Bill Curry joined the team a year later and played 123 games in the NFL as well, but just 28 for the Packers. Lost to New Orleans in the expansion draft, Curry was then traded to the Colts and was All-Pro in 1969 and 1971.
Three years later, Lombardi drafted Bob Hyland in round one and Jay Bachman in round five. Hyland appeared in 136 games, 56 with Green Bay, while Bachman played 45 games for Denver.
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