Former Packers player, coach Forrest Gregg dies at 85

Published: Apr. 12, 2019 at 9:21 AM CDT
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Former Green Bay Packers player and coach Forrest Gregg has died, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Gregg was a mainstay of the Packers' 1960s dynasty under head coach Vince Lombardi. The nine-time Pro Bowler was a member of all five Packers NFL championship teams under Lombardi.

Gregg spent 14 of his 15 years playing for the Packers. He finished his career with the Dallas Cowboys in 1971.

After his playing career ended, Gregg entered the coaching ranks. He was a head coach for 11 years, leading the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl following the 1981 season.

Gregg returned to the Packers as head coach in 1984, but was unable to recapture the success of the Lombardi years. His teams went 25-37-1 in three years. Gregg left after the 1987 season to coach his alma mater, SMU.

Gregg had been living with Parkinson's disease since a 2011 diagnosis. He was 85 years old.

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