Sunday, October 21, 2007

Max McGee Green Bay Packer Great Dies

Max McGee, a Green Bay Packers legendary wide receiver of the 1950's-1960’s, died Saturday, falling from the roof of his home in Deephaven, Minnesota. McGee was clearing leaves from the roof of his home when he fell from the roof to his death. He was 75 years old.

As a wide receiver for 12 seasons with the Packers, McGee caught a pass from Bart Starr and ran for the first touchdown in Super Bowl history. He played in two Super Bowls and five NFL Championships.

During his 12 seasons with the Packers McGee had 345 receptions for 6,346 yards and 51 touchdowns. He was also a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

As a member of the special teams, he punted 256 times for 10,647 yards. After retiring from football, he served as color commentator for the Packer games from 1979 to 1998.

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