Green Bay Packers: John Kuhn Goes From Forgotten to Folk Hero

January 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you weren't a dedicated Green Bay Packer fan, watching a game played this season could be a confusing affair.
Why are they booing that poor No. 30?
For the thousands of fans inside Lambeau Field, watching on television or listening on the radio, that rumble is far from a boo.
In fact, the "Kuuuuuuuuuuuhn" chant heard every time the Packers' John Kuhn touches the ball has helped turn the once-obscure fullback into a folk hero around Wisconsin and throughout the Packers' vast fanbase.
But just how exactly has this once cast off transformed himself into a player that Packers' fans now clamor for in unison 72,000 strong?
For that answer, we need to first travel to a small town in Pennsylvania.
Making the Best of Humble Beginnings
John Kuhn was born September 9, 1982 in York, Pennsylvania, about two hours west of Philadelphia. While attending nearby Dover High School, Kuhn excelled in sports and in the classroom, but very few college scholar...

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