Packers HOF fullback Jim Taylor dies at 83

Packers HOF fullback Jim Taylor dies at 83

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Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards over five straight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, died Saturday morning at the age of 83, the team announced.

Taylor rushed for 8,207 yards and scored 91 touchdowns in his nine seasons with the Packers from 1958-66, and he was the first of the Vince Lombardi-era players to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976.

He was the starting fullback for six NFL championship teams, and he finished his career with the second-most rushing yards in NFL history. Taylor led the league with 1,474 yards in 1962, when he was named the league’s MVP by The Associated Press.

Taylor was the Packers’ career rushing leading until Ahman Green broke his mark in 2006.

NFL News

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October 13, 2018 at 10:13AM

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