Today in history: Lombardi presented 1961 championship trophy

Today’s date in Packers’ history, courtesy of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, focuses once again on the one and only Vince Lombardi.

For it was on this date in 1962 that Coach Vince Lombardi accepted the trophy for the Packers’ 1961 championship.




Vince Lombardi Receives 
1961 Championship Trophy
Vince Lombardi
April 30, 1962 – Packers coach Vince Lombardi is presented with the 1961 championship trophy at a testimonial dinner in Green Bay. “No tribute can compare with this right here from my hometown,” Lombardi says fighting back tears. “I am proud and happy. I don’t know of a more deserving city.” In attendance are Jim Crowley, who went on to playing fame at Notre Dame; the Rev. Tim Moore, who was athletic director at St. Cecelia High School where Lombardi first got into coaching; Bears coach George Halas; Tim Cohane, sports editor of Look Magazine; and Henry Jordan, the only Packers player asked to speak. “Green Bay had nothing until Lombardi and I arrived here,” Jordan jokes.Photo of Vince Lombardi

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