Joe Laws

American football player (1911–1979)
American football player
Joe Laws
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Personal information
Born:June 16, 1911
Colfax, Iowa, U.S.
Died:August 22, 1979(1979-08-22) (aged 68)
Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
Career history
  • Green Bay Packers (1934–1945)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Joseph Ray Laws (June 16, 1911 – August 22, 1979) was an American football player. He played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers, winning three World Championships, and was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1972.[1] Prior to joining the Packers, Laws attended the University of Iowa where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. While at Iowa he was named All-Big Ten quarterback and the Big Ten Most Valuable Player in 1933.[2]

Aided by his Packer backfield mates, Joe Laws cuts with the ball against the Chicago Bears, 1942.

On December 17, 1944 Joe Laws set an NFL postseason record (since broken), by intercepting 3 passes in the Packers' 14-7 victory over the Giants in the league title game.[3]


  1. ^ Christl, Cliff. "Joe Laws". Archived from the original on October 3, 2023. Retrieved September 20, 2023.
  2. ^ "Xi Chapter: State University of Iowa" (PDF). The Emerald of Sigma Pi. Vol. 48, no. 1. Spring 1961. pp. 10–11.
  3. ^ "Joe Laws Stats". Pro Football Reference.

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