Jul 30, 2011; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers helmets during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Nitschke: Subject of today's day in history


Ray Nitschke – the man’s name rings with pride among all Packers fans. So, whenever we can do a piece on his role in Packers history, we are honored.

Today’s posting by the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, This Date in Packers History, features Nitschke.

Enjoy.

Ray Nitschke Gets A Corvette

Ray Nitschke

 

April 4, 1963 - Ray Nitschke, voted the outstanding player in the 1962 NFL championship game, is presented with a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette by Sport Magazine in New York City. The rugged linebacker recovered two fumbles, one of which led to a touchdown, as the Packers beat the New York Giants 16-7 in the title game played Dec. 30, 1962. Nitschke also deflected a pass that teammate Dan Currie intercepted to end an early Giants’ threat. 
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