Before there was Hutson, there was Lewellen for the Green Bay Packers. Verne Lewellen was a standout end before the forward pass was a real weapon in football. Yet, he managed to catch enough passes and score in other ways to finish second in the NFL in scoring in 1928 and 1930 with nine touchdowns.
Lewellen starred for the Packers from 1926-30. After retiring from football, he practiced law and became involved in politics.