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Fred Thurston

American football player from United States of America

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. Thurston was well known for his response to a sportswriter's question about how he prepared for the famous Ice Bowl game, where the gametime temperature was 13 degrees  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Fuzzy,Fuzzy Thurston,Frederick Charles Thurston
Date of birth
1933-12-29
Place of birth
Altoona
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
American football player

Education

Institution From To
Valparaiso University

Athlete facts

Sports
American football

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