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John Kuhn
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Kuhn in 2008.
No. 30     Green Bay Packers
Halfback / Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-09-09) September 9, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth: Dover, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: Shippensburg
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2006 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
* Pittsburgh Steelers ( 2005 2006)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2012
Rushing yards     468
Rushing average     3.1
Rushing TDs     11
Receiving TDs     8
Stats at NFL.com

John Allen Kuhn (born September 9, 1982) is an American football fullback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Shippensburg University, he was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. Kuhn earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Steelers in Super Bowl XL. He earned a second ring with the Packers, ironically against his former team, five years later in Super Bowl XLV. He was selected as the NFC's fullback in the 2012 Pro Bowl.

College careerEdit

A Northeast Region finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy given to the top player in NCAA Division II as a senior, Kuhn was selected to play in the 2005 Whataburger Cactus Bowl on January 7 as a Division II all-star for the North team. He was named PSAC Western Division Offensive Player of the Year in 2003 and was a three-time First-Team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division selection.

In 2004, the Raiders won their first PSAC Western Division Championship since 1988 and advanced to the NCAA Division II national football championship second round with a 10-2 record, marking the team's first 10-win regular season since 1981.

Kuhn holds 27 school records and six PSAC records. He finished his career with 4,685 yards rushing, 910 carries, 53 touchdowns, 5,300 all-purpose yards and 26 games with at least 100 yards rushing, all school records. Kuhn led the team in rushing for the third-straight season as a senior and is the only player in team history to total over 1,000 yards rushing in three-straight seasons.

A standout in the classroom, Kuhn was a First-Team ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America in both 2003 and 2004 and was named First-Team Academic All-District II three-straight years. He was also chosen as a PSAC Fall Top Ten Award winner as both a junior and senior, the first Shippensburg male student-athlete to have received the award twice.

Kuhn ranked 17th in Division in rushing yards per game and was 34th in all-purpose yards. He was chosen as a First-Team American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American and Third-Team Associated Press (AP) Little All-American.

Professional careerEdit

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

After spending the first eight weeks of the 2006 season on the Steelers' practice squad, Kuhn was signed to the Steelers active roster on October 31, 2006. He finished the 2006 season, appearing in nine games, with two carries for 18 yards, including a 16-yard romp on his first NFL carry versus the Cleveland Browns. He added a two-yarder against the Carolina Panthers. He also caught one pass for 15 yards, also against Carolina. On October 6, 2006 John was selected in the 8th round of the Arena Football League's Expansion Draft by the New Orleans VooDoo. His rights had been owned by the San Jose SaberCats although he never played for them or in the Arena League.

Green Bay PackersEdit

File:John Kuhn running the ball.jpg

Kuhn was signed to the active roster of the Green Bay Packers a day after being released by the Steelers. He joined Rob Davis as Shippensburg University graduates on the Packers roster. Davis has subsequently retired and joined the Packers front office staff.

The Packers re-signed Kuhn, and was an exclusive rights free agent, on March 19, 2008.

Kuhn's abilities have made him a fan favorite in Green Bay. Whenever Kuhn carries the ball, or even appears on the field, Packers' fans call out his surname "Kuhn," which is sometimes mistaken for booing.

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