Ray Nitschke

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Birthday
29, 1936
Birthplace
Elmwood Park, IL
Death Date
Mar 8, 1998 (61)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1936
Birthplace
Elmwood Park, IL
Death Date
Mar 8, 1998 (61)

About

Hall of fame middle linebacker for the Green Bay Packers who was named MVP of the 1962 NFL Championship Game and was a 1964 Pro Bowl selection.

Before Fame

He lost both his parents by the age of 14, causing a lot of trouble in school.

Trivia

He was offered a baseball contract by the St. Louis Browns, but chose to go to Illinois University on a football scholarship.

Family Life

He married Jackie Forchette in June of 1961 and together they adopted three children.

Associated With

He played in the 1962 NFC Championship Game under the legendary head coach Vince Lombardi.