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.


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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