John Kuhn (#30)

John Kuhn (#30)

Bio:

 

  • Last name is pronounced KOON.
  • Selected to the Pro Bowl in 2011, becoming the first Green Bay fullback to be honored since William Henderson in 2004. Also earned second-team All-Pro recognition from The Associated Press.
  • Has played in 78 of 80 games (86 of 88 including playoffs) during his five seasons in Green Bay.
  • Only player on the team to have a rushing and receiving touchdown each of the past four seasons, the first Packer to achieve that feat since RB Ahman Green (2001-04).
  • Set or matched his career high in every offensive category 
    in 2010.
  • Finished his career at Shippensburg with 27 school records, including career rushing yards (4,685), carries (910), touchdowns (53), all-purpose yards (5,300) and 100-yard rushing games (26).
  • In 2003, was the NCAA Division II co-leader in scoring with 22 total touchdowns (21 rushing, 1 receiving), a single-season school record.


Pro Highlights:

  • Has played in 78 of 80 games (86 of 88 including playoffs) during his five seasons in Green Bay, appearing in all 16 regular-season contests in four of those seasons.
  • Was the only player on the team to score on a rushing and receiving TD each of the past four seasons (2008-11), the first Packer to accomplish that feat since RB Ahman Green (2001-04).
  • Selected as a Pro Bowl starter in 2011, the first Green Bay fullback to earn Pro Bowl recognition since William Henderson in 2004.
  • Also earned second-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press in 2011.
  • Has successfully converted 18-of-23 opportunities (78.3 percent) on third-and-1 or fourth-and-1 during his career.
  • Has scored a TD in each of the last three postseasons, joining New Orleans WR Devery Henderson as the only NFL player to accomplish that feat from 2009-11. Became first Packer to do so since WR Antonio Freeman (1996-98).
  • Led the team with four rushing TDs in 2011 and led the running backs with six total TDs.
  • Posted a career-high 281 rushing yards on 84 carries (3.3 avg.) in 2010.
  • Helped block for RB Ryan Grant’s back-to-back 1,200-yard seasons in 2008-09.
  • A core member on special teams, he has posted 50 tackles during his career, with 47 of those coming in Green Bay.
  • Claimed off waivers by the Packers from Pittsburgh in September 2007.
  • Spent time on the Steelers’ practice squad in 2005-06 after signing with the team as a non-drafted free agent in ’05, and played in nine games for Pittsburgh in ’06.


2011 SEASON: Appeared in all 16 games for the fourth time in five seasons, making three starts…Also played in team’s playoff contest…Selected as the Pro Bowl starter and also earned second-team All-Pro recognition from AP…Matched his career high with six total TDs, the most among running backs, and led the team with four rushing TDs…Rushed for 78 yards on 30 carries (2.6 avg.) and tied his career high with 15 receptions for 77 yards (5.1 avg.)…Helped clear the way for James Starks (578) and Grant (559) to become the first Green Bay tandem to each rush for 550-plus yards since Edgar Bennett and Dorsey Levens in 1996…Registered three tackles on special teams…Vs. New Orleans (Sept. 8): Carried twice for 5 yards, with a 1-yard TD run, and caught two passes for 7 yards. Made one of the plays of the game on special teams when he helped keep WR Randall Cobb from hitting the ground after he spun out of a hit on a third-quarter kickoff return. Held Cobb up and helped him regain his balance, allowing him to advance the ball another 70 yards for a TD as he tied the NFL record with a 108-yard return…Vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 20): Lone rush came on a goal-line carry in the fourth quarter that he took up the middle for a 2-yard TD. Made a clutch recovery of an onside kick with the Packers clinging to a 28-26 lead with five minutes remaining. On the ensuing drive, made an excellent pickup of blitzing CB Ronde Barber, allowing QB Aaron Rodgers time to find WR Jordy Nelson for a 40-yard TD that sealed the 35-26 win…Vs. Oakland (Dec. 11): Carried a season-high 10 times for a season-best 46 yards (4.6 avg.) as the offense matched its season-high rushing total with 136 yards on 24 carries (5.7 avg.). Saw his carries increase with RB James Starks (ankle) sidelined and rookie RB Brandon Saine departing in the second quarter (concussion)…Vs. N.Y. Giants (NFC Divisional, Jan. 15): Appeared on both offense and special teams before sustaining a knee injury in the third quarter that kept him out the remainder of the game. Scored the Packers’ first TD with an 8-yard catch from Rodgers on the first play of the second quarter. Marked the third consecutive postseason that he scored a TD as he joined the Saints’ Henderson as the only players in the league to accomplish that feat from 2009-11. The last Packer to do so was Freeman in 1996-98.

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