Best of the Packers: Top 10 tight ends since 1960

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4. Rich McGeorge (1970-78)

Few people had heard of Elon College tight end Rich McGeorge before the Green Bay Packers made him the 16th overall pick in the 1970 NFL Draft.

McGeorge earned a starting job in 1971 and, after missing all but two games in 1972 because of a knee injury, reclaimed the position for the next six years before retiring after the 1978 campaign.

In nine seasons, McGeorge had 175 catches for 2,370 yards and 13 touchdowns, setting career-highs with 32 receptions and 458 yards in 1975. He had four touchdown catches in 1971.

After his playing career, McGeorge bounced around pro and college football as an assistant coach and entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012, the same year he retired from coaching after receiving a liver transplant.

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