John Kuhn Retires as a Packer

Former Packers fullback John Kuhn, who played two seasons in Pittsburgh, nine seasons in Green Bay, and another two in New Orleans, will retire as a Packer.

Kuhn started his career in Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent out of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, spending time on the Steelers' practice squad (2005) and active roster (nine games played in 2006) before being claimed off waivers by the Packers in 2007.  During his nine seasons in Green Bay, he played in 139 regular-season games with 32 starts as well as 15 postseason contests with five starts. Kuhn played in the second most regular-season games in team history among running backs/fullbacks behind only FB William Henderson (188).

John Kuhn on the 5th Quarter Show in 2015

Kuhn won Super Bowl rings with both the Steelers and the Packers.  He was named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press in 2014, second-team All-Pro by AP in 2011 and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times (2011, 2014, 2015). His three Pro Bowl selections are tied with John Brockington and Cecil Isbell for the third most by a Packers RB/FB, trailing only FB Jim Taylor (five) and RB Ahman Green (four). Kuhn was the first Green Bay fullback to be named to the Pro Bowl in back-to-back seasons since Taylor went to five straight.

As a Packer, Kuhn rushed for 601 yards on 196 attempts (3.1 avg.) with 15 touchdowns. He also recorded 81 receptions for 557 yards (6.9 avg.) and eight TDs. In the postseason, Kuhn rushed for four TDs (tied for #2 in franchise history) and caught three TDs, giving him the second-most postseason TDs (seven) in the history of the Packers.

“John was a terrific football player and tremendous teammate who contributed to many years of success for the Packers.  He was a true professional whose work ethic and leadership set a great example both on the field and in the locker room. We want to thank John and his family for all they did for the Packers and in the community as well as wish them nothing but the best.”  ~ Packers GM Brian Gutekunst

John Kuhn on the 5th Quarter Show in 2015