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John Kuhn
FB #29
Height:
6-0
Weight:
250
Age:
35
College:
Shippensburg
Hometown:
York, PA
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2017):

CAR
1
YDS
2
AVG
2
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 217 658 3 18 19 98 642 6.6 32 9 2 1
2017 NO 2 1 1 2 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 NO 16 3 18 37 2.1 4 4 16 70 4.4 11 1 -- --
2015 GB 16 6 9 28 3.1 5T 2 6 56 9.3 19 0 -- --
2014 GB 16 2 24 85 3.5 11 1 4 23 5.8 9 0 -- --
2013 GB 15 6 10 38 3.8 12 1 13 81 6.2 20 0 1 1
2012 GB 14 3 23 63 2.7 9 1 15 148 9.9 32 0 -- --
2011 GB 16 3 30 78 2.6 12 4 15 77 5.1 11 2 -- --
2010 GB 16 2 84 281 3.3 18 4 15 97 6.5 12 2 1 0
2009 GB 14 6 8 18 2.3 5 1 7 47 6.7 14 2 -- --
2008 GB 16 3 8 10 1.3 3 1 4 21 5.3 13 2 -- --
2007 GB 16 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 7 3.5 5 0 -- --
2006 PIT 9 0 2 18 9 16 0 1 15 15 15 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @MIN L 19-29 1 2 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 NE L 20-36 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Kuhn comes to New Orleans after a 10-year career spent with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, the last nine seasons in Green Bay where he established himself as one of the National Football League’s elite lead blockers, highlighted by his bruising style. The York, Pa. native has carried 198 times for 619 yards with 15 touchdowns and has also recorded 82 receptions for 572 yards with eight touchdowns, while also adding 60 career special teams tackles. Kuhn has also appeared in 15 postseason games with five starts for the Packers and has recorded 19 carries for 28 yards with two touchdowns, 17 receptions for 115 yards and three touchdowns and seven special teams stops. The seven career playoff touchdowns rank second in Packers playoff history. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Pittsburgh in 2005 out of Shippensburg, he has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times, including in 2015 and is also a two-time Associated Press All-Pro selection.

NFL CAREER – Kuhn comes to New Orleans after a 10-year career spent with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, the last nine seasons in Green Bay where he established himself as one of the National Football League’s elite lead blockers, highlighted by his bruising style. The York, Pa. native has carried 198 times for 619 yards with 15 touchdowns and has also recorded 82 receptions for 572 yards with eight touchdowns, while also adding 60 career special teams tackles. Kuhn has also appeared in 15 postseason games with five starts for the Packers and has recorded 19 carries for 28 yards with two touchdowns, 17 receptions for 115 yards and three touchdowns and seven special teams stops. The seven career playoff touchdowns rank second in Packers playoff history. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Pittsburgh in 2005 out of Shippensburg, he has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times, including in 2015 and is also a two-time Associated Press All-Pro selection.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS Signed by New Orleans Saints, 8/6/16; Re-signed by Packers to a one-year contract, 4/13/15; Re-signed by Packers to a one-year contract, 4/3/14; Re-signed by Packers, 7/29/11; Re-signed by Packers to a one-year contract (RFA), 4/16/10; Awarded to Green Bay Packers off of waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers, 9/2/07; Waived by Steelers, 9/1/07; Signed by Steelers to the active roster from the practice squad, 10/31/06; Signed by Steelers to the practice squad, 9/4/06; Waived by Steelers, 9/2/06; Signed by Steelers to the practice squad, 11/30/05; Waived by Steelers, 9/4/05; Signed by Steelers as an undrafted free agent, 4/29/05.

HONORS 2014 – Pro Bowl; 2014AP first-team All-Pro, Pro Bowl; 2011 – AP second-team All-Pro, Pro Bowl (Starter).

2015 – In his final season in Green Bay, Kuhn appeared in all 16 games with six starts and carried nine times for 28 yards with two touchdowns and caught six passes for 56 yards, also adding two special teams stops. Selected to the Pro Bowl for the third time. He also played in both of Green Bay’s postseason games with one start and carried three times for four yards, had three grabs for 16 yards and made one special teams stop…Had a one-yard touchdown run at San Francisco, Oct. 4 and added an eight-yard reception…Started and carried a season-high three times for 12 yards and rushed for a five-yard score at Oakland, Dec. 20. 2014 – Appeared in all 16 games with two starts, rushing for 85 yards and one touchdown on 24 attempts, while adding four receptions for 23 yards. Was voted to the Pro Bowl and was voted a first team All-Pro by the Associated Press…Rushed for his only touchdown on the season in the team’s opener at Seattle, Sept. 4. Punched it in from two yards out for his only attempt in the game…Posted four attempts for 15 yards at Miami, Oct. 12…Rushed for 20 yards on a season-high five carries vs. Chicago, Nov. 9…Finished with a season-high 22 yards on four attempts at Tampa Bay, Dec. 21. 2013 – Played in 15 games with six starts and appeared in the team’s playoff contest. Rushed for 38 yards and a TD on 10 carries (3.8 avg.) and caught 13 passes for 81 yards (6.2 avg.), while registering four tackles on special teams. Was named a Pro Bowl alternate following a season in which he helped Green Bay finish in the top 10 in both rushing (seventh) and passing (sixth) for the first time since 2004. Blocked for RB Eddie Lacy as he rushed for 1,178 yards, the most by a rookie in team history, as Lacy was selected to the Pro Bowl and named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the AP…Started vs. Washington, Sept. 15, and also saw time on special teams, but sustained a hamstring injury that would force him to miss the Week Three contest at Cincinnati, just the third game he had missed due to injury during his career…Caught a season-high three passes for 11 yards (3.7 avg.) at N.Y. Giants, Nov. 17, and carried once for 12 yards, his longest run since Dec. 11, 2011…Posted two receptions for 29 yards (14.5 avg.), highlighted by a 20-yard catch on a checkdown from QB Scott Tolzien that converted a third-and-9 from the Green Bay 24 on the Packers’ first TD drive of the game vs. Minnesota, Nov. 24…Had three carries for 12 yards (4.0 avg.) and a TD vs. Pittsburgh, Dec. 22. Two of his attempts converted key third-down plays, and the other, a one-yard TD dive in the fourth quarter, tied the game at 31 with 7:14 left…One of the unsung heroes in team’s division-clinching win at Chicago, Dec 29, throwing a last-second cut block on Bears DE Julius Peppers on QB Aaron Rodgers’ game-winning 48-yard TD pass to WR Randall Cobb in the final minute of the game…In team’s NFC Wild Card matchup vs. San Francisco, 1/5/14, scored on a one-yard TD run off left guard in the fourth quarter, which gave the Packers a 17-13 lead with just over 12 minutes left. The play gave him at least one TD in each of the last five postseasons (2009-13), the only NFL player to do so over that span and the second in team history (RB Dorsey Levens, 1993-98) to score at least one TD in five straight postseasons. In addition to the TD run, caught a pair of eight-yard passes, both converting third downs on scoring drives. 2012 – Played in 14 games with three starts and appeared in both playoff contests. Rushed for 63 yards and a TD on 23 carries (2.7 avg.) and matched his career high with 15 receptions for a career-best 148 receiving yards (9.9 avg.). Added three special teams tackles…Posted season-high three receptions for 25 yards (8.3 avg.) and carried once for two yards at Seattle, Sept. 24…His lone carry vs. New Orleans, Sept. 30, was a meaningful one as he took a direct snap from Brett Goode at his punt-protector position on a second quarter fourth-and-one play, burrowing forward for a five-yard gain…Scored on a two-yard burst off LG to open game’s scoring late in first quarter at Indianapolis, Oct. 7…Made the most of his opportunities with 16 yards on three carries (5.3 avg.) and a 16-yard grab at St. Louis, Oct. 21…Was a gameday inactive vs. Jacksonville, Oct. 28, for just the third time in his career and the first due to injury, snapping a streak of 46 consecutive games played (including playoffs)…Posted a season-high 17 rushing yards on four attempts (4.3 avg.) and also added a career-high 49 receiving yards on three grabs (16.3 avg.), highlighted by his career-long 32-yard catch-and-run in second quarter at N.Y. Giants, Nov. 25… In the club’s Wild Card contest vs. Minnesota, 1/5/13, scored TDs on back-to-back possessions sandwiched around halftime, first on a three-yard rushing TD that capped a two-minute drive before the break and then on a nine-yard reception that finished the offense’s opening drive of the second half. With the scores, became the first player in franchise history to register a rushing TD and a receiving TD in two different postseason games (at Atlanta, Jan. 15, 2011). 2011 – Appeared in all 16 games for the fourth time in five seasons, making three starts. Also played in the team’s playoff contest. Selected as the Pro Bowl starter and also earned second-team All-Pro recognition from the AP. Matched his career high with six total TDs, the most among Green Bay’s running backs, and led the team with four rushing TDs. Finished the season with 78 yards on 30 carries (2.6 avg.) and added 15 receptions for 77 yards (5.1 avg.). Helped clear the way for James Starks (578) and Grant (559) to become the first Green Bay tandem to each rush for 550-plus yards since Edgar Bennett and Dorsey Levens in 1996. Registered three tackles on special teams…Carried twice for five yards (2.5 avg.), with a one-yard TD run, and caught two passes for seven yards (3.5 avg.) vs. New Orleans, Sept. 8…Lone rush came on a goal-line carry in the fourth quarter that he took up the middle for a two-yard TD vs. Tampa Bay, Nov. 20…Carried a season-high 10 times for a season-best 46 yards (4.6 avg.) vs. Oakland, Dec. 11, as the offense matched its season-high rushing total with 136 yards on 24 carries (5.7 avg.)…Appeared on both offense and special teams before sustaining a knee injury in the third quarter that kept him out the remainder of the game in the team’s NFC Divisional Round matchup vs. N.Y. Giants, 1/15/12. Scored the Packers’ first TD with an eight-yard catch from Rodgers on the first play of the second quarter. Marked the third consecutive postseason that he scored a TD as he joined Saints WR Devery Henderson as the only players in the league to accomplish that feat (2009-11). 2010 – Played in all 16 games for the third time in his four seasons in Green Bay, starting two contests and posting 281 yards and four TDs on 84 attempts (3.3 avg.), along with 15 catches for 97 yards (6.4 avg.) and two TDs. With a career-high-tying six total TDs, he ranked second on the team behind only WR Greg Jennings (12). Converted 10-of-12 opportunities on third-and-one or fourth-and-one, an 83.3 percentage ranked third in NFL among players with 10-plus attempts. Played in all four postseason games with a start, catching six passes for 53 yards (8.8 avg.) and a TD with eight rushing yards and a score on six carries (1.3 avg.). Added seven special teams tackles in regular season and four more in playoffs…Started at RB for the first time in career at Chicago, Sept. 27, rushing for 31 yards on six carries (5.2 avg.) and catching two passes for 20 yards (10.0 avg.). Had career-long 18-yard run in fourth quarter to set up a TD run by Rodgers…Turned in career day with 50 yards on 13 carries (3.8 avg.), including a 17-yard gain vs. Dallas, Nov. 7…In what Head Coach Mike McCarthy called the finest game of his career to that date, caught three passes for 27 yards (9.0 avg.) and a TD and rushed for 21 yards on six carries (3.5 avg.) at New England, Dec. 19. In the third quarter, caught a swing pass from QB Matt Flynn and made a cut inside to elude CB Kyle Arrington and LB Rob Ninkovich to score a six-yard TD…Started at FB and posted career-high three TDs, two rushing and one receiving vs. N.Y. Giants, Dec. 26. Awarded two game balls, one for offense and another for special teams. Had 22 yards on six carries (3.7 avg.) with two scores and two receptions for seven yards (3.5 avg.) and another TD. Added a career-high four special teams tackles…Started in team’s Divisional Round contest at Atlanta, 1/15/11, scoring on a one-yard run in the first quarter and on a seven-yard reception in the third quarter. Became first Packer to post a rushing TD and a receiving TD in a playoff game since WR James Lofton did so at Dallas on Jan. 16, 1983. 2009 – Played in 14 games with six starts, rushing eight times for 18 yards (2.3 avg.) and catching seven passes for 47 yards (6.7 avg.). Also played in playoff contest and added another rushing TD. Registered 11 tackles on special teams…Rushed for a TD and caught a TD at St. Louis, Sept. 27, becoming the first Packers FB to do both in a game since William Henderson (Nov. 29, 1998, vs. Philadelphia). Scored from one-yard out on a dive play in the second quarter and caught a play-action pass in the right flat from Rodgers in the fourth quarter and took it in for the 10-yard score…Saw time on special teams vs. San Francisco, Nov. 22, playing with a club cast on his broken hand sustained the previous week vs. Dallas…Inactive for first time in career at Pittsburgh, Dec. 20, ending a streak of 54 straight games played (45 in Green Bay)…Scored on a one-yard plunge early in fourth quarter to even game at 38 in team’s Wild Card matchup at Arizona, 1/10/10. 2008 – Played in every game for the second straight season with three starts, catching four passes for 21 yards (5.3 avg.) and two TDs, along with 10 rushing yards and one TD on eight carries (1.3 avg.). Tied for fifth on team with career-high 12 special teams tackles…Scored first TD of his career on a one-yard reception from Rodgers in the fourth quarter to put the Packers up 24-10 at Seattle, Oct. 12…Posted his first career rushing TD on a one-yard plunge in the first quarter to put Green Bay up 7-0 at New Orleans, Nov. 24…Led the team with a season-high three special teams tackles vs. Carolina, Nov. 30…Caught a five-yard TD pass midway through the fourth quarter to put the Packers up 24-14 vs. Detroit, Dec. 28. 2007 – Claimed off waivers Sept. 2 from Pittsburgh, and played in all 16 games, getting all the reps at FB during the last two games of the regular season with FB Korey Hall out due to a hip injury. Also played in both playoff contests, starting one. Recorded 11 tackles on special teams…Played on special teams in debut with Packers vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 9, coming away with two kick-coverage stops…Made a key block on Grant’s 62-yard TD run in the first quarter at Dallas, Nov. 29, penetrating the gap and knocking LB Akin Ayodele out of the way…Made his first start for Green Bay vs. Detroit, Dec. 30, and had one catch for five yards. 2006 – Spent the first half of the season on Pittsburgh’s practice squad and was signed to the active roster on Oct. 31. Played in nine games as a FB and on special teams, compiling two rushes for 18 yards (9.0 avg.), one reception for 15 yards, and seven special teams tackles…Registered two special teams tackles vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 3:..Ran for 16 yards on his first career rush vs. Cleveland, Dec. 7…Converted a third-and-nine with a season-long 15-yard catch at Carolina, Dec. 17…Posted two special teams tackles vs. Baltimore, Dec. 24.

COLLEGE – Finished his career at Shippensburg with 27 school records and four Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) records…Compiled 4,685 yards rushing on 910 carries (5.1 avg.), including 26 games with at least 100 yards rushing, with 53 TDs and 5,300 all-purpose yards, all school records…Became the only player in school history to gain more than 1,000 yards rushing in three straight seasons…Earned first-team All-PSAC Western Division honors three times…As a senior, rushed 293 times for 1,487 yards and 14 TDs, averaging 5.1 yards per carry and 136.8 yards per game, leading Shippensburg to its first PSAC Western Division title since 1988 and first appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs since 1991…As a junior, was named PSAC Western Division Offensive Player of the Year with 294 carries for 1,500 yards (5.1 avg.) and 21 TDs. Also caught 15 passes for 187 yards (12.5 avg.) and a TD. 22 total TDs made him the NCAA Division II co-leader in scoring and broke the Shippensburg single-season record. Also set school single-season records for rushing attempts and yards…Named first-team All-PSAC Western Division following his sophomore season, leading the conference with 100 points, the first Shippensburg player to reach that mark. Rushed for 1,368 yards (on 244 carries, 5.6 avg.) and 16 TDs, both school records he would break the following year, and added 13 catches for 117 yards (9.0 avg.)…In his redshirt freshman season, had 30 carries for 330 yards (11.0 avg.) and one TD, plus four receptions for 98 yards (24.5 avg.). 

PERSONAL – Was a four-sport athlete at Dover (York County, Pa.) H.S., as a member of the football, basketball, baseball and track teams…Participated in the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation... Participated in the local

United Way NFL Hometown Huddle event in 2009, helping construct new and refurbish old playground equipment for Nicolet Elementary School in Green Bay…Is a two-time participant in the NFL’s Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of Business…In college, worked as an intern lab technician for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Johnson & Johnson…Enjoys golfing, bowling, going to movies and traveling…Born John Allen Kuhn on Sept. 9, 1982.

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