Former Packers GM Ron Wolf to be inducted into NFL Hall of Fame
GREEN BAY -- Ron Wolf, who was the executive vice president and general manager for the Green Bay Packers from 1991-2001 and put together teams that won two NFC championships and one Super Bowl, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor candidate. The announcement was made today by the Hall of Fame's selection committee in Phoenix.
“On behalf of everyone in the Green Bay Packers organization and all our fans, I congratulate Ron on being elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “His accomplishments with the Packers and in professional football are tremendous. The legacy he built, ‘The Packer Way,' includes a winning culture that continues to greatly influence the organization today. This recognition is a well-deserved honor for Ron and we look forward to his enshrinement in August.”
From 1992-2000 the Packers compiled the second-best regular-season record in the NFL (92-52, .639) while recording seven consecutive winning seasons (1992-98) and six straight playoff appearances (1993-98). While Wolf made many moves to shape the Packers into a consistent winner, he made three key transactions early in his time in Green Bay: hiring Mike Holmgren as head coach, trading for quarterback Brett Favre and signing Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White. Those key pieces helped the Packers win three consecutive NFC Central Division championships (1995-97) and back-to-back NFC titles (1996-97). From 1992-2000, the Packers were 65-12 (.844) at Lambeau Field during the regular season and playoffs, the best home record in the NFL over that time span.
Wolf began his NFL career as a scout for the Oakland Raiders in 1963. He spent 23 seasons with the franchise through three separate tenures as the Raiders posted winning records in all but six of those years. In 1975, he was hired by the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the general manager and built the foundation that propelled the team to the NFC Championship game by its fourth season. The New Freedom, Penn., native also worked in the front office for the New York Jets from 1990-91.
Wolf is the 23rd member of the Packers to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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