Don Chandler, the Green Bay Packers’ placekicker on the 1967 and 1968 Super Bowl teams, died today, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. He died at home at the age of 76.
Chandler still holds the Packers’ records of most consecutive games scoring (42) and most field goals in a Super Bowl (four in 1968.
In addition to his time with the Packers, Chandler was also a member of the New York Giants when they won the NFL championship in 1956.
According to the Tulsa World, Chandler was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa and was a 1952 Will Rogers High School graduate. He attended Bacone Indian College in Muskogee, Okla., and graduated from the University of Florida where he led the nation in punting as a halfback and punter in 1955.
In 2002, the Daily Oklahoman selected him as punter of the “Oklahoma Team of the Century.” The following year, the Tulsa World picked him as one of Oklahoma’s greatest athletes.