Best of the Packers: Top 10 linebackers since 1960

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Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk (50) returns an interception in the 3rd quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

5. A.J. Hawk (2006-14)

The Green Bay Packers used the fifth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft to take Ohio State standout A.J. Hawk.

Hawk never became a star in Green Bay, but after three years at outside linebacker, he was moved to the inside in 2009 and notched 111 tackles and three interceptions for the Super Bowl championship squad in 2010.

Hawk posted a career-high 120 tackles in 2012 and notched more than 100 in five of his nine seasons.

Released in March 2011, Hawk re-signed with the Packers a day later on a new deal and spent another four years in Green Bay before he was released again in February, signing in March with the Cincinnati Bengals.

In his career with the Packers, Hawk had 921 tackles, 19 sacks, 33 passes defensed, nine interceptions and three forced fumbles.

His 628 solo tackles are second all-time (since 1994) and he is ninth in team history with 33 passes defensed.

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