Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf becomes the 23rd member of the Packers organization today to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Wolf’s son Eliot, who is the Packers director of player personnel, said he cried when his mother called him in January with the news that his dad had been elected. Eliot Wolf said he used to joke with his dad that when he got into the Hall of Fame, he would present him.
So that is how it is going down today. Eliot Wolf will present his father as he enters football’s biggest shrine.
Wolf joined the Packers in 1991 and led the franchise’s turn-around. He started by hiring Mike Holmgren as his coach and trade a first round pick to Atlanta for quarterback Brett Favre. Once the ball started rolling, then it was time to make a big free agent splash. That’s when Wolf enticed Reggie White to sign with the Packers. [Read more…]