NFL HISTORIC MOMENTS: Packers Iconic Staff Member Retires After 43 Years…

Green Bay Packers: Iconic Staff Member Retires After 43 Years With The NFL.

The Green Bay Packers are an iconic franchise that has been around almost as long as any franchise in the NFL. The consistency of the franchise does not only lie with the results of every season but also with the staff members who build that winning culture.

Players rarely stay with teams past one or two contracts, coaches even cycle quite in and out. Those aren’t the only key members of an organization though, equipment managers are faces that members of NFL teams that are integral to building the core of a successful organization. The Green Bay Packers were lucky to have one of the most personable and respected equipment managers in the NFL for over 40 years, but all good things must come to an end as Gordon “Red” Batty has retired from his services with the Green Bay Packers.

Green Bay Packers Long Time Equipment Manager Red Batty Retires.

After 50 years in football seeing two Super Bowl wins with the Green Bay Packers as the Equipment Manager Gordon ‘Red’ Batty has officially retired.

Gordon Batty began his career in the Canadian Football League at just 14 years old as an equipment assistant. Two Grey Cups (CFL championship) and two Super Bowls later, Batty hung up his reigns as the equipment manager for the Green Bay Packers.

Many Green Bay Packers Fans could recognize him as a sideline fixture for the Packers, or from different events that his name has arisen. Most notably with former Green Bay Packer running back Aaron Jones when his father passed, Batty helped come up with an idea to sew a pocket into his jersey to keep his ashes.

Fans React to Green Bay Packers Equipment Manager Gordon Batty Retiring

When the news was announced that Red Batty would retire from his position as Equipment Manager of the Green Bay Packers, people took quickly to social media to speak on his impact on not only the team but the world.Red Batty is one of the most outstanding people to ever meet the Green Bay Packers organization. His impact will only truly be understood by the people in the locker room for the future. He will likely find himself in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and will not be forgotten by the Green Bay Packers organization or fanbase anytime soon.

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