Green, Ruettgers elected to Packers' Hall

December, 10, 2013
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Several times this season, you may have heard people say this about Green Bay Packers rookie Eddie Lacy: The team hasn’t had a running back like him since Ahman Green.

If Lacy’s career mirrors Green’s, we know where he will end up.

Green, the Packers’ career rushing leader with 8,322 yards, will be inducted into the Packers' Hall of Fame next summer, the organization announced on Tuesday. He will be joined by former tackle Ken Ruettgers, who played for the Packers from 1985-96. The induction ceremony will take place on July 19 in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

In 2003, Green set the team’s single-season rushing record with 1,883 yards and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection during his eight seasons with the Packers (2000-06, 2009). Green also holds team records for most yards from scrimmage (11,048), most 1,000-yard rushing seasons (six), most 100-yard rushing games (33) and rushing attempts (1,851).

Ruettgers, a first-round draft pick in 1985, appeared in 156 career games, including 140 starts, and was the team’s offensive MVP in 1989.

The induction of Green and Ruettgers will bring the total number of inductees (including players, coaches and contributors) to 150.

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter

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