From Underdogs to Champions: Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers' Rise to Fame

"That First Season" explores how the legendary coach created one of the greatest teams in NFL history.

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Read on for an excerpt of That First Season to see how Vince Lombardi became coach of the Green Bay Packers.

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That First Season

By John Eisenberg

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  • Vince Lombardi (left) is congratulated by a fan as he leaves the field.

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  • Halfback Paul Hornung, one of Lombardi's best players, would win both the Heisman Trophy and the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award.

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