GREEN BAY -- Former Packers guard Fuzzy Thurston, a member of the Packers Hall of Fame, died Sunday morning. He was 80.
“The Packers Family was saddened today to learn of the passing of Fuzzy Thurston,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “Fuzzy was an endearing figure for Packers fans for more than 50 years, going back to his all-pro playing days and continuing through his rousing welcomes at Lambeau Field as a favorite alum. Our sincere condolences go out to Fuzzy's family.”
As a key member of the Packers' offensive line under coach Vince Lombardi, Thurston was a crucial component of the team's famous power sweep, which helped the Packers win five NFL titles in the 1960s. Counting his success with Baltimore in 1958, Thurston was a member of six NFL championship teams, including the first two Super Bowl-winning Packers squads. Over his nine Packers seasons (1959-67), Thurston played in 112 games and was named first-team All-Pro in 1961. Thurston was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1975.
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