Packers great Forrest Gregg dies at 85

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Forrest Gregg, a former member of the Green Bay Packers and head coach has died according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Gregg was picked by the Packers in the second back of the 1956 draft. Eventually he went on to win three Super Bowls, five NFL Championships. Gregg was also named to first team All-Pro seven times, and selected for seven Pro Bowls.

Packers legendary coach Vince Lombardi even referred to Gregg as the “finest player” he ever coached.

Gregg spent 12 of his 13 years in the NFL as a member of the Green Bay Packers. Before he eventually retired in 1971 as a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

After his playing days were over, Gregg went into coaching. Eventually making it back to Green Bay as the head coach of the Packers from 1984 until 1987.

Gregg was elected to both the Green Bay Pakers Hall of Fame, and Pro Football Hall of fame. He was also named to the NFL’s All-Time Team when the league celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1994.

Gregg, a Hall of Fame offensive tackle battled Parkinson’s Disease for the latter years of his life. He was 85.

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