GREEN BAY—One some-more time, Jerry Kramer pulled out from ensure and led a Packers sweep, though this time he was using division alone. This time, he was restraint for a male whose name is perpetually related to Kramer’s. The biggest pulling ensure multiple in a story of football is now a solo.
“It’s unfit to explain a attribute we had with a man for 55 years,” Kramer said, fighting behind tears by his acknowledgment to a throng of about 300 that attended a commemorative use for Fuzzy Thurston on Friday during a Lambeau Field Atrium.
Kramer and Thurston: You can’t contend one but observant a other. They were a leaders of a Packers’ energy sweep. They were a sign here and a sign here to that Vince Lombardi famously referred. Now, there is only Kramer, following Thurston’s flitting on Sunday during a age of 80.
“Native son, desired by everybody in Wisconsin,” Kramer pronounced in a acknowledgment that evoked delight and tears. It was Kramer during his best, and he was naturally and respectfully a final to speak. He had to be.
“He had a approach to light adult your life. We’re going to skip him,” Kramer said, and afterwards finished with this: “Fuz had a helluva ride, a smashing journey.”
Hall of Fame linebacker Dave Robinson was also on palm to contend goodbye to his teammate.
“I suspicion Fuzzy was bigger than life. we suspicion he’d be around forever,” Robinson said.
Robinson referred to Thurston as “the heart and essence of that Packers team,” a Packers group that won 5 joining titles underneath Lombardi in a 1960s. Thurston also won a joining pretension with a 1958 Colts, giving him 6 in all.
“The thing that done us a group was Fred Fuzzy Thurston,” Robinson said. “Fuzzy Thurston is going to be deeply missed. A good Wisconsinite, a good Green Bay Packer. Fuzzy, we all adore you, we’re all going to skip you. we can’t wait to see we again, Fuz.”
Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy spoke of a tie between Thurston and Packers fans.
“No one personified a tie between a group and a fans some-more than Fuzzy. His glow captivated so many fans to him,” Murphy said.