By Zach Kruse
The Green Bay Packers announced Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor passed away Saturday morning at the age of 83.
Taylor played nine seasons with the Packers. He was a four-time NFL champion, five-time Pro Bowler and the NFL’s most valuable player in 1962. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976.
Taylor held the Packers rushing yards record for 43 years, and he was second in NFL history in rushing yards at the time of his retirement, trailing only Jim Brown.
In a statement, Packers president Mark Murphy called Taylor a “gritty, class player” and a “key figure” on Vince Lombardi’s title-winning teams.
“The Green Bay Packers family was saddened to learn of Jim Taylor’s passing this morning,” Murphy said. “Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, Helen, and their family and friends.”
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