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Forrest Gregg

American football player and coach

Alvis Forrest Gregg (October 18, 1933 – April 12, 2019) was an American football player and coach. He played in the National Football League (NFL)[1], the Canadian Football League and the NCAA.

Forrest Gregg
No. 75, 79
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1933-10-18)October 18, 1933
Birthright, Texas
Died:April 12, 2019(2019-04-12) (aged 85)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Sulphur Springs
(Sulphur Springs, Texas)
College:SMU
NFL Draft:1956 / Round: 2 / Pick: 20
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:193
Fumble recoveries:8
NFL coaching record:75–85–1
Player stats at NFL.com

Gregg was a Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman for sixteen seasons. Gregg was 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).

As a head coach, he led the 1981 Bengals to the Super Bowl, where they lost to the 49ers by a score of 26–21.[2]

Gregg died on April 12, 2019 of complications from Parkinson's disease in Colorado Springs, Colorado, aged 85.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dunne, Tyler (July 7, 2012). "Packers great Gregg faces the battle of his life". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Goldstein, Richard (April 12, 2019). "Forrest Gregg, Iron Man Lineman for Lombardi's Packers, Dies at 85". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  3. "Forrest Gregg's legacy? One of the best offensive linemen ever". NFL.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.