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John Kuhn's five best days with Packers

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Posted at 12:00 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 13:15:23-04

The news broke Thursday that the Packers would be "moving on from John Kuhn," as reported by WTMJ's Greg Matzek.

Fullbacks like Kuhn have become a dying breed, an offensive lineman wearing backfield numerals. They don't often get the spotlight.

However, Kuhn became a fan favorite with his rough and tumble style of play, his jovial nature and his last name which evoked long "u" vowel screams among the Lambeau faithful.

Here is a totally subjective top five list of his best career moments as a Packer. They don't include gaudy stats, as fullbacks almost never touch the football. But they certainly include big end zone moments and plays that, in some cases, saved Packers postseason runs. (All the following photos courtesy Getty Images)

5) Sept. 27, 2009 at St. Louis - Touching the ball just twice, Kuhn has his first double-touchdown day for Green Bay as the Packers blow out the Rams, 36-17.

4) Jan. 5, 2013, NFC Wild Card playoff vs. Minnesota - In the cold of Lambeau Field, Kuhn scores twice to help provide the margin of victory in a 24-10 win over their NFC North co-archrivals.

3) Dec. 26, 2010 vs. N.Y. Giants - Kuhn rumbles for three touchdowns, his biggest scoring day as a pro, in the Packers' 45-17 drubbing of New York, the first of six consecutive victories propelling the Packers to their 13th NFL title.

2) Jan. 15, 2011, NFC Divisional playoff at Atlanta - Kuhn churns out a pair of touchdowns and helps protect Aaron Rodgers on what may have been his best day as a quarterback (31-36, 366 yards, 3 TD passes, 1 TD rush) in a 48-21 crushing on the way to their Super Bowl XLV victory.

1) Dec. 29, 2013 at Chicago - Kuhn's block of then-Chicago Bears defensive end and future teammate Julius Peppers to free up Aaron Rodgers to throw Randall Cobb the last-minute, division championship-clinching touchdown pass in the Packers' 33-28 win over the Bears.