Roy Williams is real good. Priest Holmes had an excellent NFL career. However, Jim Taylor is the best athlete to ever wear an NFL jersey with the number 31 on it.
Taylor was the fullback for some of the greatest Green Bay Packer teams to ever take the field. He was a member of the NFL Champion Packer teams in 1961, 1962 and 1965. He was also part of the Super Bowl I Champion Packer team.
In a ten year NFL career (nine spent with the Green Bay Packers and one with the New Orleans Saints), Taylor put up some impressive statistics.
- 8,597 rushing yards
- 83 touchdowns
- Packers career rushing yards leader (at the time of this writing)
- 5 time Pro-Bowler
- 6 time All-Pro
- 19 rushing touchdowns in 1962
- Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1976
- 1962 NFL MVP
Did you know.......that Jim Taylor topped Jim Brown for rushing in 1962, the only year that Brown did not lead the league in rushing between 1957 and 1965?