Packers: Top 10 Green Bay Packers not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Fred Carr, shown on a 1976 Topps football card.

10. Fred Carr, LB (1968-77)

Linebacker Fred Carr came to Green Bay as the fifth overall pick in the 1968 NFL Draft out of UTEP and did not miss a game over his 10-year career.

Carr was a three-time Pro Bowler and finished his career with eight interceptions and 15 fumble returns. Alas, his career was played before tackles was an official statistic.

Carr is a member of the UTEP Hall of Fame and the Arizona High School Hall of Fame. A native of Phoenix, he played at Phoenix College before moving onto Texas Western College (later renamed UTEP while Carr was attending) and played one year of basketball for legendary coach Don Haskins as well as two years of football.

In a bit of foreshadowing, Carr played hoops at Texas Western one year after the Miners won their historic 1966 national championship with an all-black starting lineup.

Similarly, he came to the Packers one year after the team won three straight NFL titles and two consecutive Super Bowls.

He ranks eighth in Packer history for his streak of 140 consecutive games played.

“Playing in every game meant that you stood up and answered the bell every Sunday,” Carr, now 68, told in 2010.

Carr was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1983.

Realistic Hall Chances: Very slim, probably none. He never reached a final ballot while he was immediately eligible and the fact that he played for some very poor teams won’t help his cause.

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