Former Packers guard Fuzzy Thurston, a member of the Packers Hall of Fame, passed away this 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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