Green Bay Packers Keep Fullback John Kuhn

J FCorrespondent IAugust 1, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 15:  John Kuhn #30 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during their 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Georgia Dome on January 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Packers won 48-21.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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After four seasons in Titletown, John Kuhn has become a beloved back and a fan favorite at Lambeau Field.

However, if spectators didn't know any better, they'd think the hometown crowd was booing No. 30 after one of his carries when in reality a chorus of "Kuuuuuuuhn!" is what is echoing through the stadium's original seating bowl.

Kuhn has often been called a folk hero in Green Bay, even though he hasn't really been a prominent member of the offense. But how could anyone not take a liking to the hardworking man who went from being an undrafted free agent to a Super Bowl champion?

John Kuhn has served the Pack in a variety of ways since arriving in Green Bay from Pittsburgh via waivers. His true position is fullback as he's an exceptional pass protector, but with the devastating injury to Ryan Grant last season, he received some unexpected touches out of the backfield.

Kuhn had career highs in 2010 with six total touchdowns and nearly 300 yards rushing, mainly from extending short yardage situations into bigger gains. He has a nose for the first down marker whether it means hurdling, throwing aside or even plowing through defenders to get there.

When the 28-year-old became a free agent this offseason, the Packers fanbase and even quarterback Aaron Rodgers pleaded with management to bring him back and now Ted Thompson has done just that.

Kuhn agreed to a three-year deal which, according to, will make him one of the richest at his position in the NFL.

The legend will live on at Lambeau for at least a few more seasons, meaning third downs and goal-line runs will continue to be a treat for the fullback's faithful fans.