The sad news was just confirmed that football legend Forrest Gregg has passed away. The Hall of Famer died at the age of 85.
Gregg is one of the most decorated Packers players of all time. According to the Packers website, he was a seven-time Associated Press All-Pro, played in nine different Pro Bowls, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1977.
Between 1958 and 1970, Gregg played in a record-breaking 187 consecutive games. During that time, the Packers won five National Football League championships.
Lombardi once wrote, “This is another real football player. Marie [Lombardi’s wife] calls Forrest a picture ballplayer and that’s what he is. He’s a fine downfield blocker, too…When you combine all this in an offensive tackle with his ability and willingness to play guard, you’ve got quite a man.”
Packers President Mark Murphy wrote, “Our thoughts and prayers ago out to Barbara and the Gregg family. He was a legendary player for the team, one of the greatest in our history. The ultimate team player, he raised the level of play of those around him. He also had a great connection with the organization over the years. We enjoyed welcoming him back to Lambeau Field and seeing fans appreciate him around the state.”
Several people took to social media to share tributes for the incredible athlete:
Over the last several years, Gregg had been suffering from Parkinson's disease. Now, he has passed away.
Please be praying for his family during this sad time. Share your prayers here. In other recent news, Alan Jackson was forced to postpone his shows after a serious infection.