Ex-Packers linebacker dies

Former Packers linebacker Tommy Joe Crutcher, who played for Green Bay in the 1960s, died in his sleep on Saturday night at the age of 60.<p>

Crutcher was residing in McAllen, Texas, and managed the Southwest Grain Co. in McCook, Texas, according to an Associated Press report.

Crutcher played nine seasons for the Packers after he was drafted by Green Bay out of Texas Christian in 1964. Crutcher was traded to the New York Giants after Green Bay's third straight championship in 1967. He played two seasons for the Giants and spent the 1970 season on injured reserve with the Los Angeles Rams. Crutcher returned to Green Bay in 1971 and retired after the 1972 season.


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