Jesse Whittenton, Rams and Packers Defensive Back

May 24th, 2012  |  Published in Player Deaths

Jesse Whittenton 1964 Philadelphia rookie football cardJesse Whittenton, a defensive back from 1956 to 1964 for the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers, passed away on May 22. There is a story about Whittenton on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal web site. Whittenton made the Pro Bowl twice, in 1961 and 1963, and he was a member of the Packers’ 1961 and 1962 NFL Championship teams. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1976.

Because the Lombardi-era Packers had so many other stars, Whittenton appeared on only one regular issue football card, the 1964 Philadelphia card pictured here. It was issued in his last season in the league. He also appeared on a 1961 Lake to Lake Packers card, a 1962 Post Cereal card, and a 1964 Wheaties stamp.

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