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Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer has passed away

Written by Tony Ghaul

Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Gary Knafelc has passed away at the age of 90.

Knafelc died early morning in Clermont, Florida. He was with his wife, Emily. No further details about the cause of death were revealed.

“Gary Knafelc, who caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the first game ever played at what is now Lambeau Field & then served for more than 40 years as the stadium’s public address announcer, has passed away at age 90,” the Packers wrote on social media.

Gary Knafelc is a two-time NFL champion–a member and starter of the Lombardi title teams– and as mentioned, a part of the Packers Hall of Fame. He played for the team from 1954 to 1962 and was inducted to the franchise’s Hall of Fame in 1976.

After his playing career, he served as the team’s PA announcer for their home games from 1964 to 2004.

Gary Knafelc of the Green Bay Packers

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