Hall-Of-Fame Player And Former Browns, Bengals Coach Gregg Passes Away
The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton says Green Bay Packers great Forrest Gregg has died at the age of 85.
The Hall did not disclose details in its statement Friday, but noted Gregg was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011. Gregg starred at tackle and guard for the mighty Packers teams of the 1960s. Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi called him the "best player I ever coached." Gregg began his NFL career in 1956 and played a final season with the Dallas Cowboys in 1971. He went on to coach in the NFL for 11 years. He played on six NFL/NFC championship teams and three Super Bowl winners. He was elected to the NFL's all-decade team of the 1960s and its 75th anniversary team. Gregg coached Cleveland, Cincinnati and Green Bay, guiding the Bengals to their first Super Bowl following the 1981 regular season.
Video of Gregg addressing Bengals fans following the team's Super Bowl loss in January, 1982: