Best of the Packers: Top 10 wide receivers since 1960

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3. Boyd Dowler (1959-69)

Colorado star Boyd Dowler was taken in the third round of the 1959 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and became a fixture at receiver for more than a decade.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Dowler was part of five championship teams in Green Bay. He had a career-high 54 receptions in 1967, posted a career-best 901 receiving yards in 1963 and had six touchdown catches in both 1963 and 1968.

Bowler was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-1960s team, as well.

He retired in March 1970 after posting 448 receptions, 6,918 receiving yards and 40 touchdowns in 11 seasons with the Packers.

But in January 1971, Dowler’s rights were traded to the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick in 1971 and he joined the Redskins as a receiver and as an assistant coach.

In January 1972, he retired as a player for good. He spent 15 seasons in the league as an assistant coach, including four seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals (1976-79).

Dowler is fifth in Packers history with 448 receptions and 6,918 receiving yards, 10th with 40 touchdown catches and eighth among players with at least 100 catches with an average of 15.4 yards per reception.

He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1978.

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