Monday, September 3, 2007

This Day In NFL History

On September 3rd 1970 coaching legend Vince Lombardi passed away at age 57. Lombardi was head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967 and had a 89-29-4 record. The Pack won 5 NFL championships and the first two Super Bowls under Lombardi’s leadership.

Lombardi was voted into the NFL Hall Of Fame in 1971. Ten of his Green Bay players followed him into Canton:

Bart Starr
Forrest Gregg
Willie Davis
Ray Nitschke
Willie Wood
Henry Jordan
Paul Hornung
Herb Adderley
Jim Taylor
Jim Ringo

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