Bonus: Bill Schroeder
We love you guys so much, we provided you with a bonus player to kick off our list. Bill Schroeder, the former wide receiver and returner comes in as the bonus player. Schroeder was a fan favorite due to his background and the path he took to becoming a 1000-yard receiver in the NFL.
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He was never a stalwart at football, instead choosing to run Track and Field at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. There, he set records for Division 3 events and led his team to National Championships. His senior year was the only time he decided to play football in college and he began to turn heads immediately.
The Packers were turned on by his speed and drafted him in the sixth round in 1994. He began his career mostly as a kick and punt returner and quickly earned himself into the Mike Holmgren’s doghouse for a couple of fumbles on returns.
Amazingly, he recorded 1051 receiving yards in 1999 along with five touchdown receptions. He was robbed of a couple more similar seasons, failing to get to 1000 the following year by one yard. Again, in 2001, he fell just short with 918 receiving yards, but missed two games that cost him his opportunity. That was his final season in Green Bay, yet, he cemented his place in Packers’ fans hearts forever.