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Ryan Longwell and Mark Tauscher induced into Packers Hall of Fame

Posted: 11:11 PM, Jul 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-22 00:20:40-04

Ryan Longwell and Mark Tauscher became the 160th and 161st members of the Packers Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the 48th annual induction ceremony.

Longwell spent the first nine years of his 15-year NFL career with the Packers. His 1,054 career points as a Packer are the second most in franchise history. 

"It's a dream come true that never really was part of the dream," Longwell said. "We were trying to do well enough on Sunday to get the next Sunday. You just start piling up weeks and years and next thing you know, we're here."

Tauscher spent his entire 10-year NFL career with the Packers. Though injured at the time, he still contributed to winning Super Bowl VLV. Tauscher was selected by the Packers in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft and tasked with protecting Brett Favre, a memorable moment that he joked about during his speech. 

"Here I am, I have to block for Brett Favre. So I'm getting ready to start my first preseason game against the New York Jets and Brett had just signed a $100 million contract. So Mike Sherman in his first year comes up to me and said, 'Can we really put a seventh round pick in front of our $100 million investment?' I said, 'Man, I sure hope so.'"