Tim Harris and Greg Jennings to be inducted into Packers Hall of Fame

The 51st Hall of Fame Induction Banquet scheduled to be held Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

The Packer Hall of Fame announced this morniung that Tim Harris and Greg Jennings will be inducted at the 51st Hall of Fame Induction Banquet scheduled to be held Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

Linebacker Tim Harris was selected in the fourth round from Memphis in the 1986 NFL Draft by the Packers. He took over as a starter during his rookie season and immediately made an impact with eight sacks. He played five seasons overall in Green Bay, appearing in 76 games with 70 starts, and finished with 55 sacks, a total that ranks fourth in team history. He also recovered six fumbles and recorded two safeties. Harris enjoyed a banner year in 1989 by registering a Packers single-season record with 19½ sacks and earned Associated Press all-pro and Pro Bowl honors. He also earned all-pro accolades for his 1988 performance. Harris was known for celebrating his sacks with a playful, “six-guns salute” gesture. Harris played 10 seasons overall, including stints with San Francisco and Philadelphia.

Wide Receiver Greg Jennings was selected in the second round from Western Michigan in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Packers. Jennings played seven seasons for the Packers and appeared in 96 games with 86 starts. A dynamic receiver, he caught 425 passes for 6,537 yards, a 15.4 average, and 53 TDs with the Packers. He was named to two Pro Bowls. In team annals, Jennings ranks ninth in receptions, eighth in yards and sixth in touchdowns. In 10 career postseason games with the Packers, he caught 50 passes for 673 yards and six TDs, including two in Super Bowl XLV. On the receiving end of one of the most clutch postseason plays in Packers history, Jennings caught a perfectly thrown Aaron Rodgers pass for 31 yards on third-and-10 from the Packers 25-yard line after Pittsburgh had just closed the gap to 28-25 in the fourth quarter. The Packers went on to kick a field goal and push the lead back to six. Jennings played 10 seasons overall, including two with Minnesota and one with Miami.

Information about tickets for the banquet, which begins with a cash bar at 4:00 p.m., with the dinner and program to start at 5:30 p.m., is still being finalized and will be released in the near future.

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The_Justicar's picture

October 19, 2021 at 10:41 am

Seems over due for Harris. Loved some of his quotes back in the late 80s and early 90s.

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fordguy's picture

October 19, 2021 at 05:28 pm

You think there will be any six shooters from Harris?

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jannes bjornson's picture

October 19, 2021 at 08:00 pm

A ridiculous move to trade an ProBowl LB of his ability. They panicked and went all brownshirt when a bit of rehab or counseling would have kept him steady. Almost the level of incompetence of Bart letting Ted Hendricks walk.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

October 19, 2021 at 10:54 am

So will Jennings go in as a Packer or Viking?

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scullyitsme's picture

October 19, 2021 at 11:39 am

Hope Jennings packs a lunch, could be an all day affair and with no good places to eat in green bay he might get hungry. Needs to keep his stamina up so he can rip Rodgers more. He’ll probably get a special pedicure. Will they be painted green and gold or blue and gold? Only he will know.

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marpag1's picture

October 19, 2021 at 12:25 pm

Honestly, I don’t give a crap about Greg Jennings’ comments – not about Green Bay and not about Aaron Rodgers. He said Arod was arrogant. Newsflash… Arod IS arrogant. And so is Jennings. And so are almost all NFL superstars, and everybody knows it. And I couldn’t care less if Greg Jennings doesn’t like the city of Green Bay. I wouldn’t feel validated if he said he loved it, and I don’t feel insulted if he said he didn’t. And I CERTAINLY don’t give a crap what his sister thinks or writes on Twitter. All the player has to do is catch the effin’ football, and Jennings was pretty damn good at that.

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scullyitsme's picture

October 19, 2021 at 01:03 pm

If only you and most would feel the same way about Rodgers, but you went out of your way to bash him just like Jennings feels the need too. That make you arrogant? I was just having fun with it. But everything around here turns into Rodgers being an arrogant and everyone up voting it..lol.

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marpag1's picture

October 19, 2021 at 01:18 pm

Oh.... was someone talking to you?

And for the record, I DO say exactly the same thing about Rodgers that I said about Jennings. I don't give a crap if Rodgers is arrogant. The only thing he really needs to do is throw the effin' football. And Rodgers does a pretty damn good job of that.

And gee, I hope this opinion of mine meets with your full approval. LOL.

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scullyitsme's picture

October 19, 2021 at 01:24 pm

Yes, I get it, you desperately want to be known as impartial while calling people arrogant. And I don’t approve but hey, it’s a free country, we’ll unless you disagree in the forum of public opinion.

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marpag1's picture

October 19, 2021 at 01:32 pm

Thanks for sharing, buddy!

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Swisch's picture

October 19, 2021 at 12:47 pm

It seems to me Greg Jennings was co-MVP of the 2010 Super Bowl along with Aaron Rodgers.
I don't know what has happened between the two since then, but I hope they can rally together around all of the good times.
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Jennings was a premier receiver in the NFL for nine seasons, two of those after he left the Packers. Then he fell off the map.
Davante Adams is in his eighth season. I wouldn't sign him to a long and expensive contract going forward.
I'm a big fan of both guys, but the sad truth is that age 30 seems to be generally a point of decline for wide receivers and running backs (although I'd be glad for a fair analysis of top players over the past twenty or so seasons).
After 30, the skill players can still be significant contributors, but usually no longer elite stars. They can remain valuable parts of a team after being cut from their elite contracts, and then having their pay reduced to a more manageable number.
This seems to happen time and time again with skill players who stick around after 30. They can still have lots of good moments in the NFL, but in a lesser role.
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Congratulations to Greg Jennings and Tim Harris for an honor well-deserved! You are both much-appreciated Green Bay Packers by this fan. God bless!

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marpag1's picture

October 19, 2021 at 01:26 pm

"It seems to me Greg Jennings was co-MVP of the 2010 Super Bowl along with Aaron Rodgers."

I dunno. Jordy Nelson went off for a buck forty and a TD...

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Swisch's picture

October 19, 2021 at 05:19 pm

My impression about Jennings being worthy of co-MVP comes largely from the NFL Channel series -- "America's Game" -- which has an episode about each Super Bowl champion.
The feature about the 2010/2011 Packers victory against the Steelers shows Jennings actively collaborating on the sidelines about plays that would work during the game.
He seemed impressive to me -- and one takeaway is that Jennings may have been a huge help to Rodgers as a younger quarterback in giving him confidence. That's my hunch.
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In any case, Jennings caught two touchdowns, then also had that huge catch late in the game as described above in the main article.
Jordy was very good in the game, as I remember, but did have two big drops.
So I'd put Rodgers ahead of Jordy, but think Jennings was probably an equal contributor to that great triumph.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 19, 2021 at 11:55 pm

okay, okay. lets nip this in the bud right now. jarrett bush was co mvp. come on. he had that pick! bushy baby! i bet hed still be the best special teams player on the packers right now if they signed him today...

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13TimeChamps's picture

October 19, 2021 at 03:39 pm

"Jennings was a premier receiver in the NFL for nine seasons, two of those after he left the Packers."

Jennings yearly stats after leaving GB were 68, 59, 18 receptions. In which of those three seasons was he considered a "premier" receiver?

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Swisch's picture

October 19, 2021 at 05:06 pm

The first two of 68 and 59 catches, which seem comparable to his stats with the Packers.
That doesn't mean he was as good after leaving the Packers. I didn't watch him then, so I don't know.
In any case, the point about wide receivers dropping off at age 30 seems to hold true in the case of Jennings.
As for Adams -- as great as he is -- would he continue to be to be so much better than other wide receivers as his estimated new salary would indicate?

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13TimeChamps's picture

October 20, 2021 at 11:41 am

My point was that neither of those totals would be indicative of a "premier" NFL receiver. At least in my opinion. Slightly above average perhaps. But it's a subjective term and I understand it can mean different things to different people.

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HarryHodag's picture

October 19, 2021 at 01:33 pm

Tim Harris was the first Packers player to question in public the ability of steroid warrior Tony Mandarich after the Packers drafted him.

Mandarich had blown off about how wonderful he was then Harris destroyed him in practice. Harris provided some interest during a dark time in Packers history.

Greg Jennings. Good receiver. I didn't cry when he left.

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LeotisHarris's picture

October 19, 2021 at 06:59 pm

Certainly both men are deserving of the honor.

I wonder if Jennings' sister will attend the induction ceremony. She was always a cheerful soul.

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