Forrest Gregg

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Hall Of Famer Forrest Gregg Dies At Age 85

April 12, 2019 - 9:20 am

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - Pro Football Hall of Famer and Green Bay Packers legend Forrest Gregg passed away today at the age of 85, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Gregg was an offensive lineman for sixteen seasons, he was a part of six NFL championships, five of them with the Green Bay Packers before closing out his tenure with the Dallas Cowboys with a win in Super Bowl VI.

Gregg was later the head coach of three NFL teams; Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Packers, as well as two Canadian Football League teams; Toronto Argonauts and Shreveport Pirates.

Gregg was born in Birthright, Texas, and attended Sulphur Springs High School, and played in college at Southern Methodist University. 

Gregg was a key player on the Packers dynasty of head coach Vince Lombardi that won five NFL championships and the first two Super Bowls in the 1960s.