Curley Culp: Former Super Bowl winner dies aged 75

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Curley Culp helped the Green Bay Packers to four Super Bowls

Former Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp has died aged 75, the Packers have announced.

Culp was selected to the Hall of Fame in 1986, but passed away after falling at his home on Friday.

He helped the Green Bay Packers win four Super Bowls in a career spanning five decades, including two championships in the 1970s.

Culp was first drafted in 1965 as a linebacker by Green Bay. He ended his career playing nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Following his retirement he joined the Packers front office as general manager. He left to become head coach of the Bengals in 1992 and continued as GM and vice president of football operations until 1998.

“We are saddened by the loss of Curley Culp,” Packers chairman and CEO Mark Murphy said.

“I can’t think of anyone that has had more of an impact on this franchise, one that will live on in the hearts of Packers fans for generations. Curley has meant more to the Packers and the entire NFL than just playing for, and winning, the four Super Bowls, and his contributions go far beyond that.”

The Pro Football Hall of Fame added: “The town of Green Bay was his home, and he has been an inspirational force to many young professionals in the community.”

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