Ex-Packers Cornerback Dies

Former Packers cornerback Hank Gremminger, who was inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame in 1976, died of a heart-attack on Nov. 2 near his home in Texas at the age of 68.

Gremminger recently attended the Lombardi Legends reunion in September in Green Bay. He was the county commissioner in Parker County, Texas. He also had worked in banking, insurance and as a contractor.

A receiver at Baylor University, Gremminger was converted to cornerback. He played for the Packers from 1956-65 and finished with 28 interceptions (eighth on the team's all-time list) and seven fumble recoveries. He played one season with the Los Angeles Rams before retiring.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Gremminger played in the 1960, '61, '62 and '65 NFL Championship games. He intercepted a pass from quarterback Y.A. Tittle in the '61 title game as the Packers beat the Giants 37-0.

Gremminger is survived by two daughters and five grandchildren.

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