GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers welcomed the Packers Hall of Fame class of 2013 on Saturday. Defensive End Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila along with Placekicker Chris Jacke were inducted for their on field exploits. Emil Fischer was inducted for his work done as team president and while a member of the team's executive board.
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila was drafted by the Packers in the 5th round of the 2000 NFL draft. The San Diego State product went on to play for the Packers until 2008. He recorded 286 tackles, 74 ½ sacks, and an interception during his career with the team. Gbaja-Biamila still holds the Packers career sack record. He made the Pro Bowl in 2003.
Chris Jacke was selected by Green Bay in the 6th round of the 1989 NFL draft. The Texas-El Paso product played for the Packers from 1989 through 1996. He went on to play one season with the Washington Redskins and two with the Arizona Cardinals.
Jacke won a Super Bowl ring with the Packers in Super Bowl XXXI. He ended his career in Green Bay with 820 points which still stands as the third most in franchise history. He also holds the team record for field goals made from 50 yards or more.
Emil Fischer helped guide the Packers in their infancy, ensuring the team remained in Green Bay. Fischer became the team president in 1947 and served in that capacity until 1952. He helped the Packers endure turmoil both in ownership and around the league during his time as president. He helped the team build a capital reserve that allowed them to survive during lean times and was instrumental in the first stock sale of the team.
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