The Pro Football Hall of Fame has just revealed that Green Bay Packers legend and former CFL coach Forrest Gregg has died at 85. There were no additional details revealed in the statement from the Hall on Friday.
He was 85 years old.
Gregg starred at tackle and guard for the Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s. Packers coach Vince Lombardi once called him the "best player I ever coached."
He began his NFL career back in 1956 and played with the Dallas Cowboys his in last season in 1971. He then started a coaching career in the NFL that lasted for 11 years.
He played on NFL/NFC championship teams and three Super Bowl winners. He was elected to the NFL's all-decade team of the 1960s and its 75th anniversary team.
Gregg coached Cleveland, Cincinnati and Green Bay, guiding the Bengals to their first Super Bowl during the 1981 season. He also coached the Toronto Argonauts in 1979 as well as the CFL's Shreveport Pirates in 1994 and 1995.
We send our thoughts and prayers to Gregg's family and friends at this difficult time.
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