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
An award-winning journalist and photographer, Rivard has been editor of two weekly newspapers in northern Wisconsin for the past 23 years. His love of the Green Bay Packers and his drive to reach out to all Packers fans moved him to write columns for select websites in the mid- to late-1990s under the pen name of Apackphan. The opportunity to continue with lombardiave.com has brought him to this page where he has been laboring for the past 2-plus years. Getting back into blogging has allowed Rivard to continue to follow the team with renewed interest.