Hutson was the centerpiece for Green Bay coach Curly Lambeaus innovative quick-strike offense from 1935 to 45. Over his 11-year career, he led the league in receptions eight times and touchdown catches on nine occasions.
His season receiving yardage totals consistently topped opposing team totals and most of that yardage was compiled while battling double- and triple-team coverage -- unheard of strategy at the time. When he recorded the NFLs first 1,000-yard season (1,211) in 1942, 17 of his record 74 catches went for touchdowns.
When Hutson retired, his 488 career catches dwarfed the 298 total of his nearest competitor. His 99 TD receptions stood as a record for many years, as did his 16.4-yard average.
His offensive greatness (he once scored 29 points in a quarter) was complemented by his prowess as a defensive back (30 interceptions) and kicker (193 points).
A member of three Green Bay championship teams, he became a charter member of the Hall of Fame in 1963.
* NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
* NFL 1930s All-Decade Team
* 2 Joe F. Carr Trophy winner (1941, 1942)
* Green Bay Packers all-time leading Touchdown receptions leader with 99
* Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
* Green Bay Packers #14 Retired
I am honored to live in the city he played for.