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.
Ray Nitschke Gets A Corvette
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.
Photo of Ray Nitschke
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