Honorable Mention: James Starks, Running Back
Kicking off the list (well, kind of) is James Starks, a former sixth-round pick in the 2010 Draft. Best known for his performance during the Packers’ 2010 Super Bowl run, Starks made his NFL debut on Dec. 8 that same season.
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In the Wild Card round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia Eagles, Starks rushed for a Packers rookie record in a playoff game with 123 yards. He finished the playoffs with the third-most rushing yards for a rookie running back ever (315 yards), behind only Timmy Smith and Jamal Lewis.
Starks started in 13 games during his career, playing in 76 total. He’s rushed for 2,506 yards, averaged 4.1 yards per carry and scored nine touchdowns. Known for his physical running style, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound runner was also a threat in the receiving game, accumulating 1,017 yards through the air to go along with six touchdowns.
Even though he was plagued with injuries for most of his career, Starks filled in admirably whenever called upon. As a backup, he was exceptional as a change of pace running back. The Packers released Starks in February 2017, and he has not played for a team since. He will always be remembered for his memorable playoff performances.