19 Facts About Arnie Herber


Arnold Charles Herber was an American professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for 13 seasons, primarily with the Green Bay Packers.


Arnie Herber retired after 11 seasons in Green Bay, but returned in 1944 with New York Giants, where he played his final two seasons.


Arnie Herber was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966.


Arnie Herber went back to Green Bay and worked in the club house as a handyman.


In 1931, with Arnie Herber throwing more than usual for that era to early greats like John "Blood" McNally, the Packers reeled off nine straight wins to start the season and won a third straight title.


Arnie Herber won the passing title again in 1934 with 799 yards and eight touchdowns.


Arnie Herber loved to throw the ball long and was a perfect fit for Hutson's talent.


Arnie Herber tossed a record 177 passes for a record 1,239 yards, and 11 touchdowns.


In that game, Green Bay passed for 153 yards and Arnie Herber threw two touchdowns, one to Hutson.


Arnie Herber threw for another touchdown in the 1939 title game.


In 1940, Isbell began to get more playing time and Arnie Herber was waived at the end of training camp in 1941, and retired after 11 seasons with Green Bay.


At age 34, Arnie Herber came back to the war-depleted NFL in 1944, answering a call to play for the New York Giants.


Arnie Herber threw sparingly but efficiently, for 651 yards and six touchdowns.


Arnie Herber played one more season with the Giants in 1945 and then retired for good.


At the time Arnie Herber retired for the first time in 1940, he had equaled Benny Friedman for the all-time lead in touchdown passes with 66.


Arnie Herber added to his total later when he came out of retirement for a two-year stint with the New York Giants.


Arnie Herber was the first great long thrower in the NFL and his success paved the way for truly "modern" quarterbacks Sammy Baugh and Sid Luckman.


Arnie Herber was said to throw the ball with all five fingers on the laces, a peculiarity shared by no one else.


Arnie Herber was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1968.