Packers' Hall of Famer Ringo Dies

Former Green Bay Packers center Jim Ringo, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Monday morning, two days shy of his 76th birthday, after a short illness.

Ringo played 11 seasons for the Packers after being drafted out of Syracuse University in 1953, and played four more seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles through 1967.

Ringo started a then-record 182 consecutive games from 1954 to 1967. He was named All-NFL seven times, voted to 10 Pro Bowls and was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1960s.

Ringo was also an assistant coach with the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots and New York Jets.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981.


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