Fred Thurston American Football Guard

Fred thurston

Frederick Charles "Fuzzy" Thurston (born December 29, 1933) is a former American football guard in the National Football League who played for the Baltimore Colts and Green Bay Packers. Thurston played collegiate ball for Valparaiso University before being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 5th round of the 1956 NFL Draft. He was a key member of the Packers' offensive line during the team's glory years under coach Vince Lombardi, when they won five NFL Championships including the first two Super Bowls. Often paired with fellow guard Jerry Kramer, he led the Packers' vaunted Lombardi power sweep running attack. Thurston was named to the 1961 and 1962 All-Pro teams. Prior to joining the Packers, Thurston played the 1958 season with the NFL champion Baltimore Colts. Along with two former Packer teammates—Herb Adderley and Forrest Gregg—Thurston is one of only three players in pro football history to play on six World Championship teams. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in January 1975.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 29th, 1933
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
Altoona , Wisconsin
pop. 7,056 (2013)
Wisconsin , United States, with Territories
pop. 5,742,713 (2013)

Education

1. Valparaiso University Colleges/University

Valparaiso University, known colloquially as Valpo, is a regionally accredited private university located in the city of Valparaiso, Indiana. The school was founded in 1859, and it now consists of five undergraduate colleges, a graduate school, a nursing school and a law school. Valparaiso University is owned and operated by the Lutheran University Association, a non-profit corporation, and is the largest independent Lutheran university in the United States.

Institution info

Type Mixed-sex education
Endowment
2013. 178 mil. $
2010. 140 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1859
Headquarters
1700 Chapel Drive, 46383 - Valparaiso, Indiana
Undergraduates
2012. 2,980
2010. 2,872
2009. 2,888
Postgraduates
2012. 1,098
2010. 1,184
Acceptance rate
2012. 79.6 %
2010. 74.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 33.7 K $
2010. 28.6 K $
Official web page www.valpo.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Valparaiso University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1925., American Football Guard
b. 1952., American Football Guard
b. 1932., Basketball Center
b. 1937., American football head coach
b. 1933., Politician
b. 1934., Organization leader
b. 1929., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1935., U.S. Congressperson

Teams played 3

Baltimore Colts American football

From To Position
1958 1958

The Baltimore Colts were a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The first team to bear the name Baltimore Colts, they were members of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) from 1947–1949, and then joined the National Football League (NFL) for one season before folding. In 1953, the franchise that had previously been the Boston Yanks (1944-48), New York Bulldogs (1949), New York Yankees (1950-51), and Dallas Texans (1952) revived the Baltimore Colts name; this team is now the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts' origin is with the Miami Seahawks, one of the charter franchises of the AAFC. After playing a single disastrous season the Seahawks were confiscated by the league, and were purchased and reorganized by a group of businessmen as the Baltimore Colts. The new team struggled through the next three seasons, but managed to grow a sizable fan base in Baltimore. In 1949 the Colts were one of three AAFC teams, along with the San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns, to be brought into the NFL following the AAFC-NFL merger. They played only during the 1950 season before financial pressures forced them to fold.

General club info

Leagues
All-America Football Conference
National Football League

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

1958 - 1959
1956 - 1972 - Quarterback
1956 - 1967 - Halfback

Valparaiso Crusaders football American football

From To Position
1953 1955 Offensive Lineman

General club info

Stadiums
Brown Field
1919 -
Team colors

Coaches

Coach From To
Bill Koch 1977 1988
Earl Scott 1927 1928

Official website

www.valpoathletics.com

Wikipedia article

Green Bay Packers American football

From To Position
1959 1967

The Green Bay Packers are an American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Green Bay is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, having been organized and playing in 1919. The Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States. The Packers are the last vestige of "small town teams" that were once common in the NFL during the 1920s and 1930s. Founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau (hence the name Lambeau Field on which the team plays) and George Whitney Calhoun, the Green Bay Packers can trace their lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. In 1919 and 1920 the Packers competed as a semi-professional football team against clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest. They joined the American Professional Football Association (APFA) in 1921, the forerunner to what is known today as the National Football League (NFL). Although Green Bay is the last NFL "small town" team, its local fan base and media extends into nearby Milwaukee;

Championships won

Championship Year Runner-up Result
Super Bowl 2011 Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25
The NFC Championship Game 2011 Chicago Bears 21-14
Super Bowl 1997 New England Patriots 35-21
Super Bowl 1968 Oakland Raiders 33-14
Super Bowl 1967 Kansas City Chiefs 35-10

General club info

Club founded August 11th, 1919
Leagues
National Football League
NFC North
National Football Conference
Stadiums
Lambeau Field
1957 -
City Stadium
1925 - 1956
Bellevue Park
1923 - 1924
Hagemeister Park
1919 - 1922
Team colors

Coaches

Coach From To
Mike McCarthy 2006-01-12

Social media

Official website

www.packers.com

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

1965 - 1966 - Center
1957 - 1962 - Placekicker
1956 - 1971 - Quarterback
1958 - 1972 - Linebacker
1958 - 1968 - Guard
1958 - 1966 - Fullback
1963 - 1970 - Cornerback

Wikipedia

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