Forrest Gregg

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Date of Birth October 18, 1933
Place of Birth Texas
Date of Death Apr 12, 2019 (85)
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Alvis Forrest Gregg was an American professional football player and coach. A Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman for 16 seasons in the National Football League, he was a part of six NFL championships, five of them with the Green Bay Packers before closing out his tenure with the Dallas Cowboys with a win in Super Bowl VI. Gregg was later the head coach of three NFL teams, as well as two Canadian Football League teams. He was also a college football coach for the SMU Mustangs. As a head coach, he led the 1981 Bengals to the Super Bowl, where they lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 26–21.

Position: Offensive tackle
Date of birth: October 18, 1933
Place of birth: Birthright, Texas
Date of death: April 12, 2019
Place of death: Colorado Springs, Colorado
High school: Sulphur Springs, (Sulphur Springs, Texas)
College: SMU
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 2/ Pick: 20

About Forrest Gregg

Offensive tackle who played in the NFL from 1956-1971, mainly for the Green Bay Packers aside for a brief stint with the Dallas Cowboys in 1971. He later coached for several teams including the San Diego Charges, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals, among others.

Before Fame

He played college football at Southern Methodist University, and was selected 20th overall in the 1956 NFL draft.

Achievement

After being selected to the Pro Bowl nine times, and the All-Pro first-team seven times, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

Family Life

He was born in Birthright, Texas. He died from complications from Parkinson's Disease.

Associations

He won six NFL Championships, five of which came with head coach Vince Lombardi.

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