Former Packers FB and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Taylor dies at 83


HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 04: Former NFL player Jim Taylor attends 6th Annual NFL Honors at Wortham Theater Center on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor, who played for the Green Bay Packers from 1958-66, died Saturday morning at age 83.

Taylor rushed for 8,207 yards and scored 91 touchdowns in his nine seasons with the Packers, He was the first of the Vince Lombardi-era players to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976.

Taylor was named the league’s MVP by The Associated Press in 1962 after rushing for 1,474 yards.

A five-time Pro Bowler, Taylor was Green Bay’s career rushing leading until Ahman Green passed his mark in 2006.

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