MILWAUKEE — The man who opened fire on two Virginia journalists on Wednesday morning, August 26th has connections to Wisconsin. Vester Flanagan’s father, Vester Flanagan Sr., has ties to the Green Bay Packers.
Vester Flanagan Senior was drafted by Vince Lombardi in 1961 as a linebacker.
The team says he was on the “all time draft list” — meaning he never actually played in a game.
Vester Flanagan Sr. was a former lineman who was a college football standout at Humboldt State University from 1957-1960. He was inducted into the HSU Hall of Fame in 1975.
Green Bay Packers Director of Public Affairs, Aaron Popkey did confirm that a player with the name Vester Flanagan was drafted to the Green Bay Packers.