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Mike Douglass, shown on the cover of the Green Bay Packers 1983 yearbook.

8. Mike Douglass (1978-85)

The Green Bay Packers used a fifth-round pick in the 1978 NFL Draft to take San Diego State linebacker Mike Douglass.

Spending most of his rookie year as a backup at left linebacker, Douglass took over as a starter in 1979 after moving to the right side.

He posted a career-best nine sacks in 1984 and had three interceptions in both the 1979 and 1981 seasons.

In 1983, Douglass returned two fumbles for touchdowns, tying for the NFL lead.

In the four seasons (1982-85) sacks were an official statistic, Douglass had 19 for the Packers, to go with 10 interceptions in his eight seasons.

He was waived after the 1985 season and spent a final NFL campaign with the San Diego Chargers in 1986, retiring after he was cut in October of that season.

He started 106 of the 119 games he played in Green Bay and is now a personal fitness trainer in San Diego. Douglass was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2003.

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