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Packers HOF OL Gregg dead at 85

April 12, 2019 - 3:08 pm

By Daniel Plocher

The NFL world lost one of its earliest stars on Friday in former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman and head coach, Forrest Gregg.

Gregg was nicknamed “Iron Man” because of his then record 188 consecutive games played. He played 14 of his 15 NFL seasons in Green Bay from 1956-1971. He was a seven-time All-Pro and made nine Pro Bowl appearances.

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy took to Twitter to express his condolences:

After his retirement as a player, Gregg would return to coach the Packers leading them to a 25-39-1 record from 1984-1987. He also coached the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals; he lead the latter to a Super Bowl XVI appearance in 1981.

Gregg resided in Colorado Springs. He was 85 years old.