Coming Up
  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 7:45 PM CDT Live Packers Family Night - Live Chat

    Packers.com Editor Vic Ketchman invites fans to participate in an in-practice, “Family Night” chat, beginning at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.

  • Mon., Aug. 04, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.

Last living Packer from ’41 Green Bay-Chicago playoff game died

Posted by Mike Spofford on March 2, 2011 – 12:16 pm

Ed Frutig, the last living Green Bay Packer who played in the 1941 Western Division playoff game against the Chicago Bears, died last weekend. He passed away on Feb. 26 at the age of 92.

A backup end, Frutig caught three passes in that playoff game, won convincingly by the Bears, 33-14, at Wrigley Field on Dec. 14, 1941. Until this past season’s NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field in Chicago, that was the only postseason meeting between the Packers and Bears in the history of the rivalry, which dates back to 1921.

Frutig was an All-American from the University of Michigan (1938-40) who was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round (No. 37 overall) in 1941. He played for the Packers in ’41, catching two passes for 40 yards in the regular season. He topped that production with the three receptions in the playoff contest, two more than Hall of Famer Don Hutson had that day. Following the ’41 season, Frutig was called into military service.

As a Navy pilot and instructor, Frutig continued to play football at his military base. He returned to the Packers in 1945 and finished his NFL career with the Detroit Lions (1945-46).


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