Best of the Packers: Top 10 defensive backs since 1960

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Bob Jeter (21) of the Green Bay Packers tackles San Francisco 49ers running back John David Crow (44) during a 1960s era game at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons/This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.)

10. Bob Jeter (1963-70)

Bob Jeter was a record-setting running back at Iowa, setting a then-Rose Bowl record with 194 rushing yards on just nine carries as a junior. So when the Green Bay Packers drafted him in the second round of the 1960 NFL Draft with the notion of moving him to defense, he balked at the idea at first.

Instead, Jeter signed with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League, where he played three seasons before eventually coming to the Packers and moving to cornerback in 1963.

Turns out, he was pretty good in that other backfield, too.

Jeter was an All-Pro selection in 1967, when he had eight interceptions, and made the Pro Bowl twice during his eight seasons in Green Bay, helping the Packers to the NFL title in 1965 as well as the first two Super Bowl crowns after the 1966 and 1967 seasons.

Jeter was traded in July 1971 to the Chicago Bears in exchange for running back Ross Montgomery and a sixth-round pick in the 1972 draft.

Jeter retired after the 1973 season, following an 11-year NFL career that included eight years in Green Bay. He had 23 interceptions and scored two touchdowns in those eight seasons.

Jeter worked for the Chicago Park District after leaving the NFL and was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1985.

He died of a heart attack in November 2008 at the age of 71. His two interception returns for touchdowns is tied for ninth-most in franchise history.

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